What is a type of muscle tissue that is most often controlled by conscious thought?

1 Answer

Skeletal muscles.


  • Skeletal muscles or voluntary muscles can be controlled by our will.
  • These are also known as striated muscles as well as voluntary muscles.
  • Skeletal muscle is one of three major muscle types, the others being cardiac muscle and smooth muscle.

  • It is a formed of striated muscle tissue which is under the 'voluntary' control of the somatic nervous system.

  • Most skeletal muscles are attached to bones by bundles of collagen fibers known as tendons.