Connecting neuronal circuits for movement

Science Magazine
July 03, 2018
Written by Science Magazine
Movement is the most common final output of nervous system activity and is essential for survival.

But what makes this seemingly trivial statement so scientifically challenging? Neurons that contribute to when and how our body moves are distributed throughout the nervous system. Thus, even a simple movement such as arm flexion requires the coordinated activation of many different neuronal populations across multiple brain regions. A key question is how the nervous system produces diverse and precise actions aligned with the organisms' behavioral needs. | READ MORE

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