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Primary Motor Cortex: Location & Function

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Which part of the brain is responsible for sending signals to your muscles?

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1. What region of the brain is responsible for all voluntary muscle movements?

2. Which part of the brain makes executive decisions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the role of the primary motor cortex? What other parts of the brain assist in muscle movement? This is the main information you should be familiar with when you measure your knowledge with this quiz and worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to measure your ability to:

  • Identify the part of the brain that sends signals to the body's muscles
  • Name which part of the brain is responsible for voluntary muscle movements
  • State which part of the brain makes executive decisions
  • Note which part of the brain helps with muscle precision
  • Explain how the primary motor cortex helps the body

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how the primary motor cortex helps the body and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the part of the brain that is involved in muscle precision
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding the parts of the brain that make executive decisions and control voluntary muscle movements

Additional Learning

Increase your understanding of this topic by reviewing the details found in the lesson called Primary Motor Cortex: Location & Function. You will learn more about:

  • How many parts make up the region where the primary motor cortex is found
  • Where in the brain the primary motor cortex is located
  • What the primary motor cortex can be compared to
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