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The Motor Cortex

  • Published21 Mar 2016
  • Reviewed21 Mar 2016
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  • Source The Brain From Top to Bottom

This webpage explains how the simple act of touching your nose isn't so simple at all! It goes through all the steps in the brain from the want to touch your nose to the contraction of your muscles to touch the nose.

What goes on in our brains when we make a voluntary movement like a cartwheel, or a high five? The Brain From the Bottom to the Top gives a detailed description of the motor cortex and explains how it helps us produce movement.


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