Cerebral Hemispheres 2

NEUROSCIENTIFICALLY CHALLENGED

NEUROSCIENCE MADE SIMPLER

Pyramidal system

consists of upper motor neurons extending from the cortex to the brainstem or spinal cord that make up two major pathways of voluntary movement: the corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts (sometimes called the pyramidal tracts).

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2-Minute Neuroscience: Corticospinal Tract

Know Your Brain: Corticospinal Tract

The colored lines show the path of the corticospinal tract (one of the main components of the pyramidal system) from the motor cortex down through the: midbrain, pons, medulla, and spinal cord (each represented by one cross-section above).

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