Premotor cortex:

Premotor cortex (in purple).

Premotor cortex (in purple).

motor area anterior to (in front of) the primary motor cortex. The premotor cortex is thought to be involved in the planning of movements but also has a number of other functions that are still poorly understood.

Learn more: Know your brain - Motor cortex

Watch this 2-Minute Neuroscience video to learn more about the motor cortex.