Importance of precentral motor regions in human kinesthesia: A single case study

Eiichi Naito, Riki Matsumoto, Nobuhiro Hagura, Yutaka Oouchida, Hidekazu Tomimoto, Takashi Hanakawa

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Prompted by our neuroimaging findings in 60 normal people, we examined whether focal damage to the hand section of precentral motor regions impairs hand kinesthesia in a patient, and investigated brain regions related to recovery of kinesthetic function. The damage impaired contralateral kinesthesia. The peri-lesional cerebral motor region, together with the ipsilateral intermediate cerebellum, participated in the recovered kinesthetic processing. The study confirmed the importance of precentral motor regions in human kinesthesia, and indicated a contribution of the peri-lesional cerebral region in recovered kinesthesia after precentral damage, which conceptually fits with cases of recovery of motor function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-147
Number of pages15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr


  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Functional recovery
  • Human kinaesthesia
  • Precentral damage
  • Spinocerebellum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology


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