Scientific Understanding of Consciousness
Consciousness as an Emergent Property of Thalamocortical Activity

Prefrontal Cortex and Motor Function

(Joaquín Fuster; The Prefrontal Cortex, 41)

Connectivity of the Prefrontal Cortex with Structures Involved in Motor Function

The three lateral frontal regions of the motor hierarchy (prefrontal, premotor, motor cortices) are interconnected with thalamus, basal ganglia, and cerebellum by recurrent axonal loops that are essential to motor control.



CM, centre median nucleus;

MD, mediodorsalis nucleus;

VA, anteroventral nucleus;

VL, ventrolateral nucleus.


These recurrent axonal loops here in the motor function more likely represent simple feedback rather than reentry-recursion as found in networks in other parts of the brain.