Ep 210: The gas and brakes in your brain

The gas and brakes in your brain

Philosophy was fun, but let’s get back to looking at the brain, and the bits there in. Today we talk about a system that helps to activate and control the way you move. It’s one part of what’s happening in your “basal ganglia,” which is just fun to say.

Here are links to some videos (with pictures!) about the direct and indirect motor pathways and the basal ganglia.

The Direct Pathway This is part one.

Details of the Indirect Pathway, this is part two.

The Basal Ganglia – Direct and Indirect Pathways, and this one stands alone.