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We humans walk with our feet. This is true, but not entirely. Walking, as part of locomotion, is a coordinated whole-body movement that involves both the arms and legs. Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have identified different subpopulations of neurons in the spinal cord with long projections. Published in Neuron, the results show that these neurons coordinate movement of arms and legs and ensure a stable body posture during locomotion. (1)

Every move we make is a composite one.

We do not walk just with our feet.

We use our hands, mind, ears, eyes as well…

The same applies for everything else.

Everything is composed of many parts – what part we choose to acknowledge is exactly that: a matter of choice. The act of writing involves thinking, knowing, seeing, moving. The act of speaking involves moving the mouth as well as the hands, the mind, the eyes. The act of living involves dying. Oups! No, I do not want that.

Let’s stay in the “walking with the hands” case.

Yes. I like that.

Walking with hands.

How interesting…

Hmmm…

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