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What occurs at pyramidal decussation?

Crossing over of axons to the contralateral side of the body.

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What are lateral motor pathways?

Descending pathways located laterally. Responsible for voluntary movements and are under direct cortical control (cell bodies in cortex)

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What are ventromedial motor pathways?

Pathways located ventrally and medially that control posture and locomotion. Cell bodies in brain stem.