Face sensorimotor cortex and its neuroplasticity related to orofacial sensorimotor functions.

@article{AviviArber2011FaceSC,
  title={Face sensorimotor cortex and its neuroplasticity related to orofacial sensorimotor functions.},
  author={Limor Avivi-Arber and Ruth Martin and Jye-Chang Lee and Barry J. Sessle},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={56 12},
  pages={1440-65}
}
This review describes evidence in subprimates and primates that the face primary somatosensory cortex (face SI) and primary motor cortex (face MI) are involved in sensorimotor integration and control of orofacial motor functions that include semiautomatic movements (e.g., chewing, swallowing) and voluntary movements (e.g., jaw-opening). The review also notes that the neuroplastic capabilities of the face SI and face MI have recently been documented, and may reflect or allow for functional… CONTINUE READING
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