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15.06: Awareness of Limb Position

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    2273
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    There are sense organs in the muscles, tendons and joints that send continuous impulses to the brain that tell it where each limb is. This information allows the animal to place its limbs accurately and know their exact position without having to watch them.

    Contributors

    • Ruth Lawson (Otago Polytechnic; Dunedin, New Zealand)