Motor Systems

  • R. F. Schmidt
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Only by using our skeletal muscles can we affect—or, indeed, interact on any level with—our environment. The musculature is involved in all actions, from the roughest manual labor to the communication of the most subtle thoughts and feelings, by speech or writing, expression or gesture. Moreover, no movement can be performed effectively unless a posture appropriate to the action is assumed, by suitable arrangement of the limbs and the body as a whole.


Purkinje Cell Motor Cortex Cerebellar Cortex Corticospinal Tract Muscle Spindle 
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