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fine motor control of hands...? possible error
first section it states " fine control of the fingers is not modified by the functioning of the red nucleus (rather it relies on the corticobulbar tract [CoBuTr])."
cross-checking the article for cortico-bulbar tract gives information about the control of face, head, and neck muscles, while the article for corticospinal tract states that the corticospinal tract is for fine control of fingers/hands.
i'm just a first-year neuroscience grad student, so i didn't want to edit the content myself. i'll leave it up to the experts.
-You're right, that's an error. The Corticobulbar tract, by definition, is made up of upper motor neurons from the cerebral cortex to the brainstem (brainstem used to be called 'the bulb'). Fine movements of fingers falls under the control of the corticospinal tract (the upper motor neuron), and spinal nerves (the lower motor neuron). --Geoffsbg (talk) 15:34, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
Input and Output
This section could be rewritten in order to make it more clear. I may be easier to separate the input portion referring to them as afferent pathways from the output portion referring to them as efferent pathways. The way it is written now, readers who do not know what efferent pathways are may seem confused and not realize this is actually the output information. Shelbtrav (talk) 18:38, 26 February 2014 (UTC)