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Premotor Cortex

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The premotor cortex is involved in preparing and executing limb movements and coordinates with other regions to select appropriate movements.
Transcript:
The premotor cortex consists of a narrow region between the prefrontal and motor cortices. It is involved in preparing and executing limb movements and uses information from other cortical regions to select appropriate movements. The premotor cortex is also important for learning (imitation) and social cognition (empathy) – mirror neurons in the premotor cortex area of the macaque brain fire when the animal observes an action in others.
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premotor, cortex, brain, movement, control, mirror, neurons
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