2-Minute Neuroscience: Motor Cortex

In this video, I discuss the motor cortex. I describe the location and functions of the primary motor cortex and the nonprimary motor cortex, which is often divided into the supplementary motor cortex and premotor cortex. I also describe the main pathways by which motor information travels away from the motor cortex: the corticospinal tract, which carries motor information to the spinal cord to cause movement of the body, and the corticobulbar tract, which carries motor information to the brainstem to cause movement of the head, neck, and face.