Movement

Image of a nerve bundle
It doesn’t take brainpower to react to sudden danger; just a bit of spine.
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The scientist describes her work examining cognition and dementia in Parkinson's disease.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 34 min
Learning how to ride a bike takes time and practice — and an area of the brain called the cerebellum.
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A computer hooked up to a patient’s brain reads his thoughts and translates those into electrical signals.
  • Science Friday
  • 17 min
Brain-controlled prosthetics are making huge leaps forward thanks to new data.
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Even something as simple as speaking requires the interplay of different brain areas.
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Dr. Jerald Harris is Professor of Geology and Director of Paleontology at Dixie State College, and an expert in the esoteric science of identifying fossil footprints (ichnology). From these empty impressions in stone, he brings to life the extinct animals that made them millions of years before man first walked the earth.
Proprioception is your sense of your body’s position in space, and without it you wouldn’t be able to walk or scratch your nose with your eyes closed.
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  • 5 min
Motor neurons are the key connection between thought and motion.
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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.
  • The Brain From Top to Bottom
The researcher discusses the complexities of motor rehabilitation in people with stroke.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 24 min
Aiming for a moving target means compensating for your brain's own tardiness.
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Dopamine research is spurring the development of treatments for a range of disorders.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.