On reaching

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The author deals in this review with behavioral and developmental aspects of arm movements aimed at targets in immediate extrapersonal space. In addition, neural mechanisms that may subserve this function are discussed on the basis of neuronal recording and brain lesion studies. However, this is not a comprehensive review of each subject; thus, no exhaustive references are given, nor is a detailed tracing of the history of ideas underlying modern studies attempted. These subjects can be found in specialized articles within each of the separate subfields considered above. Moreover, anatomical findings are not discussed. These as well as other topics related to certain aspects of cerebrocortical mechanisms subserving reaching movements were reviewed previously by Humphrey (1979).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-170
Number of pages24
JournalAnnual review of neuroscience
VolumeVOL. 9
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


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