Sensorimotor network

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The sensorimotor network (SMN), also known as somatomotor network, is a large-scale brain network that primarily includes somatosensory (postcentral gyrus) and motor (precentral gyrus) regions and extends to the supplementary motor areas (SMA).[1] The auditory cortex may also be included.[2] The SMN is activated during motor tasks, such as finger tapping,[3] indicating that the network readies the brain when performing and coordinating motor tasks.[1]

Clinical significance[edit]

Dysfunction in the SMN has been implicated in various neuropsychiatric disorders.


In 2019, Uddin et al. proposed that pericentral network (PN) be used as a standard anatomical name for the network.[2]


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