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What controls voluntary muscles?


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May 29, 2011 8:15PM

The brain control of voluntary muscles resides in the cerebral cortex, a part of the cerebrum (modern-most part of the brain [approximately 3/4 of total]). However, no single brain part is responsible for all voluntary muscles. Muscular activity is controlled by various parts of the cerebrum. Location depends upon specific muscles and functions.

*There are involuntary muscles and functions that are controlled by the nervous system without direct involvement of the brain at all.