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Neuroscience of Movement

One of the key areas of the brain that controls body movement is called the motor cortex, and it is located in the frontal lobe.

This area is situated across the top of your head, spanning from ear to ear.

Your motor cortex controls the largest muscles in your body. The premotor cortex, which is also part of the frontal lobe, controls the muscles closest to your spine ensuring proper stability of your joints.

It is a combination of both the premotor and the motor cortex that allows our muscles to move by sending electrical signals from the neurons located in the brain to targeted groups of muscle fibers, causing muscles to contract and allowing the body to move.

Neuroscience of Movement

One of the key areas of the brain that controls body movement is called the motor cortex, and it is located in the frontal lobe.

This area is situated across the top of your head, spanning from ear to ear.

Your motor cortex controls the largest muscles in your body. The premotor cortex, which is also part of the frontal lobe, controls the muscles closest to your spine ensuring proper stability of your joints.

It is a combination of both the premotor and the motor cortex that allows our muscles to move by sending electrical signals from the neurons located in the brain to targeted groups of muscle fibers, causing muscles to contract and allowing the body to move.

Brain Plasticity

Brain plasticity is the ability of your brain to modify its neuronal connections and re-wire itself to learn a new task. Each time your body moves, there are tens of thousands of neurons sending electrical signals. Errors in movement can be easily corrected by rerouting signals along a different pathway.

What makes the brain special is that, unlike a computer, it processes sensory and motor signals in parallel. Plasticity means your brain can strengthen existing connections between neurons and even form new functional pathways. Whether you’re training for a triathlon, or learning a new music piece, your brain needs to refine how it tells your muscles to execute the required movement.

Your brain’s unique ability to fine-tune itself is a developmental process that changes neurons and synaptic connections. Through this process, you progress from the raw, unrefined movements of a novice to the powerful, precise movements of an expert.

Optimizing your motor cortex helps your muscles perform better in a number of ways.

Motor Skills

Motor skills rely on your brain to send the right signals to the correct muscles in the proper order. This allows you to perform movement – like playing an instrument, sinking a putt, or leaping a hurdle – in a precise manner.

Endurance

Endurance relies on the communication between your motor cortex and your muscles. Each time you take a step, swim a stroke, or pedal a bike, your brain and your muscles consume energy. Moving with a misaligned body leads to eventual energy leaks affecting your overall endurance and quality of life. Stimulating the sensory input going into the brain via Posturology can change the way your brain communicates with your muscles, reducing the energy cost of each action and allowing you to endure for a longer period of time.

Strength

Strength is neural output. Your motor cortex ensures that your muscle fibers are contracting together and not competing with each other. Powerful output requires the coordination of the many thousands of neurons that activate a group of primary and synergist muscles. With Posturology, the brain learns to contract more useful muscle fibers and relax opposing fibers, allowing you to lift more.

Brain Plasticity

Brain plasticity is the ability of your brain to modify its neuronal connections and re-wire itself to learn a new task. Each time your body moves, there are tens of thousands of neurons sending electrical signals so that errors in movement can be easily corrected by rerouting signals along a different pathway.

What makes the brain special is that, unlike a computer, it processes sensory and motor signals in parallel. Plasticity means your brain can strengthen existing connections between neurons and even form new functional pathways. Whether you’re training for a triathlon, or learning a new music piece, your brain needs to refine how it tells your muscles to execute the required movement.

Your brain’s unique ability to fine-tune itself is a developmental process that changes neurons and synaptic connections. Through this process, you progress from the raw, unrefined movements of a novice to the powerful, precise movements of an expert.

Optimizing your motor cortex helps your muscles perform better in a number of ways.

Motor Skills

Motor skills rely on your brain to send the right signals to the correct muscles in the proper order. This allows you to perform movement – like playing an instrument, sinking a putt, or leaping a hurdle – in a precise manner.

Endurance

Endurance relies on the communication between your motor cortex and your muscles. Each time you take a step, swim a stroke, or pedal a bike, your brain and your muscles consume energy. Moving with a misaligned body leads to eventual energy leaks affecting your overall endurance and quality of life. Stimulating the sensory input going into the brain via Posturology can change the way your brain communicates with your muscles, reducing the energy cost of each action and allowing you to endure for a longer period of time.

Strength

Strength is neural output. Your motor cortex ensures that your muscle fibers are contracting together and not competing with each other. Powerful output requires the coordination of the many thousands of neurons that activate a group of primary and synergist muscles. With Posturology, the brain learns to contract more useful muscle fibers and relax opposing fibers, allowing you to lift more.

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