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Posterior SMA Syndrome following subcortical stroke: Contralateral akinesia reversed by visual feedback

Radman, Narges ; Cacioppo, Stephanie ; Spierer, Lucas ; Schmidlin, Eric ; Mayer, Eugène ; Annoni, Jean-Marie

In: Neuropsychologia, 2013, vol. 51, no. 13, p. 2605–2610

Background: The supplementary motor area (SMA) plays a key role in motor programming and production and is involved in internally-cued movements. In neurological populations, SMA syndrome following a lesion to the “SMA proper” is characterized by transient impairment of voluntary movements and motor sequences. This syndrome is assumed to follow on from an interruption of the motor...