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    Neck Muscles used to Shake and Nod

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    Name and describe the action of muscles used to shake your head no and to nod yes.

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    There are four muscles of the neck that move the head. They are:

    sternocleidomastoid
    semispinalis capitis
    splenius capitis
    longissimus capitis.

    Their movements are a bit complicated.

    First, we'll outline "yes" movements.

    If you contract both sternocleidomastoid muscles, you will draw the head forward as they will flex the cervical part of the vertebral column. If you ...

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    The names, descriptions, and and actions of muscles used to shake and nod your head are given in this solution.

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