dorsal premotor cortex
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The term dorsal premotor cortex refers to one of three areas of premotor cortex defined on the basis of internal structure, connections and function in the human and the macaque ( Matelli-2004 ). In both species it is located in the rostral part of the precentral gyrus and caudal part of the superior frontal gyrus, In both species it is also associated with the superior part of area 6a of Vogts and subdivided into the caudal part of dorsal premotor cortex and rostral part of dorsal premotor cortex. The other components of premotor cortex are the ventral premotor cortex and the mesial premotor cortex.

Also known as: area PMD, superior area 6NeuroNames ID : 3164


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