Meet Emilio Bizzi

(4:09) Emilio Bizzi examines how the brain translates our general intentions into the detailed commands needed to control muscle movements. One of his key discoveries is that groups of muscles are activated synergistically by circuits of neurons in the spinal cord. He believes that these synergies represent the fundamental building blocks for assembling a repertoire of complex movements.

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[Stock footage courtesy pond5, istockphoto, Emilio Bizzi, Darin W. Trees DPT, CWS / M?veo technology, The Chattanooga Group, Jeff Powe]