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The vertebral column plays a key role in maintaining posture, locomotion, and transmitting loads between body components. Cervical vertebrae act as a bridge between the torso and head and play

The vertebral column plays a key role in maintaining posture, locomotion, and transmitting loads between body components. Cervical vertebrae act as a bridge between the torso and head and play a crucial role in the maintenance of head position and the visual field. Despite its importance in positional behaviors, the functional morphology of the cervical region remains poorly understood, particularly in comparison to the thoracic and lumbar sections of the spinal column.

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  • 2015-04-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1002/ajpa.22729
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      1096-8644
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    Nalley, Thierra K., & Grider-Potter, Neysa (2015). Functional Morphology of the Primate Head and Neck. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 156(4), 531-542. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22729

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