Recent single-unit recording studies have clarified how multiple parameters of movement are signaled by individual cortical and cerebellar neurons, and also that multiple coordinate frames are utilized. Cognitive processes also modulate the firing of these neurons. The various signals and coordinate systems vary in time and evolve throughout a behavioral sequence, consistent with the demands of the task and the required sensorimotor transformations.
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The work was supported in part by NIH grants 5R01-NS31530 and 2R01-NS18338, and NSF grant IBN-9873478.