Motor functions of non-primary cortical motor areas
Although a few observations exist concerning the connections made by individual cells in postarcuate premotor cortex, the role of these connections in conveying to the primary motor cortex signals which are relevant to the selection of motor outputs appropriate for the external (environmental) situations which require voluntary actions deserves further evaluation. The hints that have been obtained from observations in man and monkeys suggest that the analysis of relationships between the projections of individual cortico-cortical neurones in premotor cortex and functionally identified output elements from the motor cortex, using dual electrophysiological recordings in monkeys and cross-correlation analysis, could be a fruitful approach to the understanding of the special significance of this cortico-cortical connectivity in the selection of motor output signals.
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