Blog, Featured, Proprioception

Is Our Brain Really In Control of our Body?

Using Muscles

What really controls muscles?

Proprioception is defined as body position sense – the ability to know where our body is at all times.

It refers to our uncanny ability to know almost exactly where our arm, leg or finger is, without looking at it. With proprioception, you can estimate the angle of your elbow, the position of your hand and the spread of your fingers. If you had to touch your nose, you could do so, even with your eyes closed. As impressive as this ability is, it is only part of the proprioception story.
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Blog, Featured, Jewellery, Proprioception

The withdrawal reflex

In the last blog I showed how the myotatic reflex works to prevent our body being damaged by an outside force.

The withdrawal reflex (also known as the flexor withdrawal reflex) also exists to keep us safe.

Whenever our skin is stimulated, our muscles respond appropriately to remove us from harm’s way. Continue reading

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