Definition of motor cortex in English:

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motor cortex

noun

Anatomy
The part of the cerebral cortex in the brain in which originate the nerve impulses that initiate voluntary muscular activity.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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