Finger and face representations in the ipsilateral precentral motor areas in humans.

@article{Hanakawa2005FingerAF,
  title={Finger and face representations in the ipsilateral precentral motor areas in humans.},
  author={Takashi Hanakawa and Sachin R. Parikh and Michiko Kimura Bruno and Mark Hallett},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={2950-8}
}
Several human neuroimaging studies have reported activity in the precentral gyrus (PcG) ipsilateral to the side of hand movements. This activity has been interpreted as the part of the primary motor cortex (M1) that controls bilateral or ipsilateral hand movements. To better understand hand ipsilateral-PcG activity, we performed a functional MRI experiment in eight healthy right-handed adults. Behavioral tasks involved hand or lower face movements on each side or motor imagery of the same… CONTINUE READING