Cortical Areas Engaged in Movement: Neuroimaging Methods
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
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Neuroimaging, particularly functional magnetic resonance imaging, has identified and characterized many areas of the human cerebral cortex involved in planning and executing body movements. Motor commands are sent to the spinal cord from primary motor cortex, which receives input and modulation from secondary motor cortex, parietal cortex, and prefrontal cortex.