mesial premotor cortex
The term mesial premotor cortex refers to one of three areas of premotor cortex defined on the basis of internal structure, neurochemistry, connections and function in the human and the macaque ( Matelli-2004 ). In both species it is located on the mesial surface of the rostral part of the precentral gyrus and caudal part of the superior frontal gyrus. It is associated with the mesial part of area 6a of Vogts (mesial part of area 6 of Brodmann). It is divided into two parts: pre-SMA, which is involved in the sequencing of movements and SMA proper, which is involved in the execution of movements. The other components of premotor cortex are the dorsal premotor cortex and the ventral premotor cortex.

Also known as: mesial area 6, supplementary motor areaNeuroNames ID : 3167

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