The central nervous system uses ascending and descending pathways to communicate with the external environment.
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The spinal cord is like the highway for nerves – a streamlined structure that allows sensory and motor signals to communicate with both the brain and the body.
The ascending tracts are detailed in the previous lecture of this series.
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However, this neuroanatomy lecture, tells you about the descending tracts of the spinal cord. Descending tracts carry motor information in efferent nerves from upper motor neurons of cortical structures like the cerebellum and cerebrum. Transmitting this information to lower motor neurons, allowing it to reach muscles.
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