Movement

Image of a nerve bundle
It doesn’t take brainpower to react to sudden danger; just a bit of spine.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Your selections: Movement
The scientist describes her work examining cognition and dementia in Parkinson's disease.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 34 min
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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Even something as simple as speaking requires the interplay of different brain areas.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Using amazing new technologies, scientists are discovering that the basic movements in one tiny fish can teach us big ideas about how the brain's circuitry works.
  • National Science Foundation
  • 5 min
The highly connected region is active not only driving motor movements but also during cognitive tasks.
  • The Dana Foundation
Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement.
  • TED
  • 20 min
Neuroscientists have long understood that the cerebellum is important for controlling bodily movements, by making them more fluid and coordinated, but researchers have also long appreciated that cerebellum does much more.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Researchers discover that even non-flying dinosaurs had brains with the motor and visual capabilities necessary to take wing.
  • Science Friday
  • 9 min

3D Brain

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