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Curious Kids: how does your brain know how to move your body?

By Arjun Burlakoti, Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Neuroanatomy, University of South Australia
How does your brain know how to move your body? – Ivy, age 8, Victoria

Hi Ivy, thanks for asking such an interesting question!

To answer it, we’ll need to look at some different parts of the brain and what they do.

First, the brain collects information

The front part of the brain plans and makes decisions. It does this after considering the different types of information it receives from “nerve cells”.

This information is called “sensory”…The Conversation

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