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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Your selections: Movement
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
Studying the nerve cells that connect the brain and muscles offers insight into neuromuscular diseases and motor learning.
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Think of a skill you have, something that took practice, but now feels easy. Perhaps it’s serving in tennis, or a new dance step, or juggling — something I used to be able to do.
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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.
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Researchers discover that even non-flying dinosaurs had brains with the motor and visual capabilities necessary to take wing.
  • Science Friday
  • 9 min
Studying how nerve cells and muscles communicate may shed light on neuromuscular diseases.
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What can a ticklish turtle teach us about how the spinal cord is organized?
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Studying the nerve cells that alert fruit flies to danger may one day help scientists better understand diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and autism.
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What if the number 7 tasted like chocolate? What if Monday was purple? This is what life is like for someone with synesthesia. Learn more about this fascinating neurological trait with this video.
  • TED
  • 4 min

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