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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2012, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (11): 1794-1802.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2012.01794

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The Role of Cortical and Subcortical Motor Areas in the Cognitive Control of Movement

LU Qin-Qin;DAI Shu-Fen;GU Kai;ZUO Yang-Fan;YU Ping   

  1. (Beijing Key Laboratory of Learning and Cognition, Department of Psychology, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100089, China)
  • Received:2012-02-22 Online:2012-11-15 Published:2012-11-01
  • Contact: YU Ping

Abstract: The cognitive control is critical when individuals select the movement appropriate to the current situation. Each area of cortical and subcortical motor areas is involved in different aspacts of the cognitive control of movement. Meanwhile, different areas which have close contact can be in charge of the same movement. In these areas, premotor cortex (PMC) and primary motor area (M1) is key to the transition of sensation and motion. Supplementary motor complex (SMC) and M1 guide the organization in sequence movement, while basal ganglia and pre-supplementary motor area (pre-SMA) dominate the inhibition of movement.

Key words: cognitive control, learning and memory, sequence movement, movement planning