Definition of premotor in English:


Line breaks: pre|motor
Pronunciation: /priːˈməʊtə


  • Relating to or denoting the anterior part of the motor cortex in the frontal lobe of the brain, which is concerned with coordinating voluntary movement.
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    • The premotor cortex and other brain regions associated with motor representations also became more active.
    • I suggest that the questions become less puzzling when you consider Giaccamo Rizzollati's recent discovery of ‘mirror neurons’ in the ventral premotor area of monkeys.
    • In humans, premotor areas seem to be linked to the diaphragm or at least to the act of inspiration.

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