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The part of the cerebral cortex in the brain in which originate the nerve impulses that initiate voluntary muscular activity.
- ‘In the 1930s, the Canadian surgeon, Wilder Penfield, exploited the technique of electrical stimulation of the exposed cortex to map the location of the motor cortex.’
- ‘The voluntary muscles are regulated by the parts of the brain known as the cerebral motor cortex and the cerebellum.’
- ‘During REM sleep, the brain transfers short-term memories in the motor cortex to the temporal lobe to become long-term memories, Maas said.’
- ‘The motor cortex is a brain region that controls voluntary muscle movement.’
- ‘This area is heavily interconnected with the motor cortex and had previously been associated with transforming data from the eyes and other senses into a spatial map of the surrounding environment.’
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