The part of the cerebral cortex in the brain where the nerve impulses originate that initiate voluntary muscular activity.
- 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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