Shared Cortical Anatomy for Motor Awareness and Motor Control

  title={Shared Cortical Anatomy for Motor Awareness and Motor Control},
  author={Anna Berti and Gabriella Bottini and Martina Gandola and Lorenzo Pia and Nicola Smania and Andrea Stracciari and Isabella Castiglioni and Giuseppe Vallar and Eraldo Paulesu},
  pages={488 - 491}
In everyday life, the successful monitoring of behavior requires continuous updating of the effectiveness of motor acts; one crucial step is becoming aware of the movements one is performing. We studied the anatomical distribution of lesions in right-brain–damaged hemiplegic patients, who obstinately denied their motor impairment, claiming that they could move their paralyzed limbs. Denial was associated with lesions in areas related to the programming of motor acts, particularly Brodmann's… 

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