Université de Fribourg

Corticobulbar projections from distinct motor cortical areas to the reticular formation in macaque monkeys

Fregosi, Michela ; Contestabile, Alessandro ; Hamadjida, Adjia ; Rouiller, Eric M.

In: European Journal of Neuroscience, 2017, vol. 45, no. 11, p. 1379–1395

Corticospinal and corticobulbar descending pathways act in parallel with brainstem systems, such as the reticulospinal tract, to ensure the control of voluntary movements via direct or indirect influences onto spinal motoneurons. The aim of this study was to investigate the corticobulbar projections from distinct motor cortical areas onto different nuclei of the reticular formation. Seven adult...