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Differentiate Between Voluntary and Involuntary Movements. - Science and Technology 2

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Differentiate between voluntary and involuntary movements.

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Differences between voluntary and involuntary movements:

Voluntary movements Involuntary movements
1. Voluntary movements are according to our will. 1. Involuntary movements are not according to our will.
2. They are caused by the cerebrum but controlled by the cerebellum. 2. They are caused by the medulla oblongata and some part of the midbrain.
3. They are under the control of the central and peripheral nervous systems. 3. They are under the control of the autonomic nervous system.
4. Voluntary movements occur when needed and are under our control. 4. Involuntary movements occur continuously and are not under our control.
Examples: Eating, walking, reading 5. Examples: Breathing, heartbeat, digestion

 

Concept: Human Nervous System
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