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Cortical and sub-cortical basis of motor control and motor learning

Motor cortex and basal ganglia The motor cortex and basal ganglia are two important brain regions that are involved in the control of voluntary movement. The motor cortex is located in the frontal lobe and is responsible for initiating and coordinating voluntary movements. The basal ganglia, on the other hand, is a group of structures located deep within the brain that are involved in the selection and execution of voluntary movements. Figure: A coronal slice showing the location of M1 and DLS that we are interested in. The motor cortex and basal ganglia interact in a complex and dynamic manner in order to control movement. When an individual wants to initiate a voluntary movement, the motor cortex sends signals to the basal ganglia, which then selects the appropriate muscles and coordinates their movements in order to produce the desired action. Additionally, the basal ganglia receive input from other brain regions, such as the sensory and cognitive systems, which can influence the se

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