Cerebral Cortex Divisions

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Prefrontal Cortex
Problem Solving, Emotion, Complex Thought
Motor Association Cortex
Coordination of complex movement
Primary Motor Cortex
Initiation of voluntary movement
Primary Somatosensory Cortex
Receives tactile information from the body
Sensory Association Area
Processing of multisensory information
Visual Association Area
Complex processing of visual information
Visual Cortex
Detection of simple visual stimuli
Wernicke's Area
Language comprehension
Auditory Association Area
Complex processing of auditory information
Auditory Cortex
Detection of sound quality (loudness, tone)
Speech Center (Broca's Area)
Speech production and articulation


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