The Cortical Motor System

  title={The Cortical Motor System},
  author={Giacomo Rizzolatti and Giuseppe Luppino},
The cortical motor system of primates is formed by a mosaic of anatomically and functionally distinct areas. These areas are not only involved in motor functions, but also play a role in functions formerly attributed to higher order associative cortical areas. In the present review, we discuss three types of higher functions carried out by the motor cortical areas: sensory-motor transformations, action understanding, and decision processing regarding action execution. We submit that generating… CONTINUE READING
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