Definition of motor cortex in English:

motor cortex

Pronunciation /ˈmōdər ˈkôrˌteks/ /ˈmoʊdər ˈkɔrˌtɛks/

noun

Anatomy
  • 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’