Monkeys with medial premotor cortex (MPC) lesions are impaired on a simple learned task that requires them to raise their arm at their own pace. However, they can succeed on this task if they are given tones to guide performance. In the externally paced task the tones could aid performance in several ways. They tell the animal when to act (trigger), they remind the animal that food is available and so motivate (predictor), and they remind the animal of what to do (instruction). Monkeys with M...Expand abstract
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The functions of the medial premotor cortex. II. The timing and selection of learned movements.
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