precentral

pre·cen·tral

(prē-sen'trăl),
Referring to the cerebral convolution immediately anterior to the central sulcus: precentral gyrus.

precentral

/pre·cen·tral/ (-sen´tral) anterior to a center, as the precentral gyrus.

precentral

(prē-sĕn′trăl) [″ + Gr. kentron, center]
In front of a center, as the central fissure of the brain.
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Gaser k Significant positive correlation between musician Schlaug status and grey matter volume in the primary motor (2003) area, primary somatosensory area, PMA, the temporal gyrus bilaterally, left cerebellum, left precentral gyrus, left Heschl's gyrus, right superior parietal cortex, and left inferior frontal gyrus.
Areas of activation were observed bilaterally in the middle temporal gyrus (BA21) and the inferior frontal gyrus (BA47), the medial frontal gyrus (BA6) of the left hemisphere, the middle frontal gyrus (BA46) and the precentral gyrus (BA6)of the right hemisphere.
Right-handedness was evident in that the primary motor cortex of the left precentral gyrus, as well as the right cerebellum, was preferentially activated.
These are probably part of a neural network that involves most cortical areas (especially in the inferior parietal lobule, precentral gyrus and posterior part of the inferior frontal gyrus) that seems important for the cortical representation of sequential information and for learning from the observation of patterns of behaviour of others.
But those patients who had higher fitness levels had significantly greater white matter volume in the hippocampus, inferior temporal gyrus, and precentral gyrus.
The second part of the MNN includes the motor regions of the brain which are comprised primarily of the inferior parietal lobule and the precentral and inferior frontal gyrus.
In the left hemisphere, Broca's area is found anterior to (in front of) the precentral sulcus and Wernicke's area is found posterior to (behind) the postcentral sulcus (see Figure 4).
However, the basal ganglia and cerebellum send their output to the precentral motor fields via separate pathways through the thalamus.
They found pronounced group differences (heightened levels of gyrification in active meditation practitioners) across a wide swatch of the cortex, including the left precentral gyrus, the left and right anterior dorsal insula, the right fusiform gyrus and the right cuneus.
The independent samples t-test revealed that recent users had greater SWM response than abstinent users in the following regions: a large cluster spanning medial bilateral cingulate, medial frontal gyrus, and left superior and middle frontal gyri (Brodmann's area [BA] 8); medial bilateral superior frontal gyrus (BA 6/8); left insula and precentral gyrus (BA 13); and right insula and inferior frontal gyrus (BA 13; see Table 3 and Figure 3).
Precentral projections to different parts of the spinal intermediate zone in the rhesus monkey.