Imaging the premotor areas

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2001 Dec;11(6):663-72. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(01)00266-5.


Recent imaging studies of motor function provide new insights into the organization of the premotor areas of the frontal lobe. The pre-supplementary motor area and the rostral portion of the dorsal premotor cortex, the 'pre-PMd', are, in many respects, more like prefrontal areas than motor areas. Recent data also suggest the existence of separate functional divisions in the rostral cingulate zone.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cerebral Cortex / anatomy & histology*
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
  • Diagnostic Imaging*
  • Humans
  • Motor Cortex / anatomy & histology*
  • Motor Cortex / physiology*