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The cerebral cortex is responsible for many "higher-order" functions like language and information processing. Language centers are usually found only in the left cerebral hemisphere. For more information on language and differences between the right and left cerebral hemisphere, read about split brain experiments.
|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)|
|Broca's Area||Speech production and articulation|
|Broca's Area ||Wernicke's Area|
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