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What occurs at pyramidal decussation?

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


What are lateral motor pathways?

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


What are ventromedial motor pathways?

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