In this lecture we will start to look at how the brain controls the movements of your body. We will look at how muscle contraction is controlled by motor nerves, and we will introduce basic patterns of motor control in the spinal cord, including simple reflexes and spinal pattern generators. In the 2nd half of the lecture we look at neural codes for movement intentions in primary and higher-order motor cortex.
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