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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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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
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
Motor neurons are crucial for movement, from the simplest step to the most complex dance.
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The primate retina passes information about rapid movement to the brain.
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There are likely advantages to having both left- and right-handed individuals in a population.
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Scientists are rethinking the role of nerve endings once thought to be involved in providing spatial information to the brain.
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Think fast! Figure out your brain’s reaction time with this activity.
  • Scientific American
Students are introduced to brain structure, neurotransmitters, hormones, and neural networks in this nine part lesson.
  • Baylor College of Medicine

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