The changes of the names of Kira Weeller (now Kramer) and Mia Tegtmeyer (Korte) are due to their recent marriage.
Neurofunctional modulation of brain regions by distinct forms of motor cognition and movement features
Article first published online: 6 DEC 2007
Copyright © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Human Brain Mapping
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 432–451, February 2009
How to Cite
Piefke, M., Kramer, K., Korte, M., Schulte-Rüther, M., Korte, J. M., Wohlschläger, A. M., Weber, J., Shah, N. J., Huber, W. and Fink, G. R. (2009), Neurofunctional modulation of brain regions by distinct forms of motor cognition and movement features. Hum. Brain Mapp., 30: 432–451. doi: 10.1002/hbm.20514
- Issue published online: 19 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 6 DEC 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 20 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Received: 7 FEB 2007
- Hans Lungwitz Foundation, Berlin
- START program, RWTH, Aachen
- Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (ICCR), RWTH, Aachen
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Grant Number: KFO 112
- extrastriate body area;
- intraparietal cortex;
- motor cognition;
- inhibitory control;
- mirror neurons
Extrastriate, parietal, and frontal brain regions are differentially involved in distinct kinds of body movements and motor cognition. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we investigated the neural mechanisms underlying the observation and mental imagery of meaningful face and limb movements with or without objects. The supplementary motor area was differentially recruited by the mental imagery of movements while there were differential responses of the extrastriate body area (EBA) during the observation conditions. Contrary to most previous reports, the EBA responded to face movements, albeit to a lesser degree than to limb movements. The medial wall of the intraparietal sulcus and adjacent intraparietal cortex was selectively recruited by the processing of meaningful upper limb movements, irrespective of whether these were object-related or not. Besides reach and grasp movements, the intraparietal sulcus may thus be involved in limb gesture processing, that is, in an important aspect of human social communication. We conclude that subregions of a frontal–parietal network differentially interact during the cognitive processing of body movements according to the specific motor-related task at hand and the particular movement features involved. Hum Brain Mapp, 2009. © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.