Amodal imagery in rostral premotor areas
|Takashi Hanakawa a1, Manabu Honda a2 and Mark Hallett a3|
a1 Human Brain Research Center, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606–8507, Japan
a2 Laboratory of Cerebral Integration, NIPS, Myodaiji, Okazaki, 444–8585, Japan; PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi, 332–0012, Japan
a3 Human Motor Control Section, NINDS, National Institutes for Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-1428
Inspired by Rick Grush's emulation theory, we reinterpreted a series of our neuroimaging experiments which were intended to examine the representations of complex movement, modality-specific imagery, and supramodal imagery. The emulation theory can explain motor and cognitive activities observed in cortical motor areas, through the speculation that caudal areas relate to motor-specific imagery and rostral areas embrace an emulator for amodal imagery.