Motor System, Movement, and Motor Pathways

  • Stanley Jacobson
  • Elliott M. Marcus
  • Stanley Pugsley


There are three major areas that are responsible for producing the fine motor movements in the human, the cerebral cortex, basal ganglia, and cerebellum. Our understanding of localization in the motor system is based on studies following lesions at various levels of the neuroaxis.


Motor cortex Premotor Ventrobasal thalamic nuclei Motor pattern generators Corticospinal tract Corticonuclear tract 


Motor System Movement, Motor Pathways General, Anatomy, Physiology and Functional Localization

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley Jacobson
    • 1
  • Elliott M. Marcus
    • 2
  • Stanley Pugsley
    • 3
  1. 1.BostonUSA
  2. 2.Jamaica PlainUSA
  3. 3.South Abington Twp.USA

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