descending spinal tracts p. 526
topographic representation p. 518
ventral lateral thalamus and p. 513
The motor cortex is the part of the brain that is responsible for the control of voluntary movements. It receives input from other areas of the brain, such as the somatosensory cortex and the cerebellum, and it sends output signals down the spinal cord to the muscles, allowing for the initiation and control of movement.
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