Frontal lobe inputs to primate motor cortex: evidence for four somatotopically organized ‘premotor’ areas

@article{Muakkassa1979FrontalLI,
  title={Frontal lobe inputs to primate motor cortex: evidence for four somatotopically organized ‘premotor’ areas},
  author={Kamel F. Muakkassa and Peter L. Strick},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={1979},
  volume={177},
  pages={176-182}
}

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