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If a person's head is tilted back looking up at the stars, what position (anatomically speaking)...

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If a person's head is tilted back looking up at the stars, what position (anatomically speaking) would her head be in? Explain your answer.

Anatomical Position

It is important when discussing human motion and the location of structures to have a reference point. This is called the anatomical position, and its criteria is listed below:

  • Fully erect posture
  • Frontwards facing
  • Feet shoulder-width apart
  • Palms facing forwards

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The muscles of the head and neck are responsible for a variety of movements, including facial expression, mastication, and eye movement, in addition to moving the head. This lesson identifies and describes the major muscles of the head and neck along with their general action.


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