Broca's area: Motor encoding in somatic space

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Abstract

Encoding articulate speech is widely accepted as the principal (or sole) role of the frontal operculum. Clinical observations of speech apraxia have been confirmed by brain-imaging studies of speech production. We present evidence that the frontal operculum also programs limb movements. We argue that this area is a ventral counterpart of the dorsal premotor area. The two are functionally distinguished by specialization for somatic and visual space, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-345
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995

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Motor Cortex
limbs (animal)
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brain
Extremities
image analysis
Broca Area
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Broca's area : Motor encoding in somatic space. / Fox, Peter T.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 2, 1995, p. 344-345.

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