1. What is the cerebellum involved in?
- Balance and regulation of vestibular activity
- Acquisition and control of skilled movements
- Posture setting and maintenance
- Acquisition and control of posture
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2. In terms of basal ganglia damage, which of these causes Parkinsons?
- Unilateral damage to subthalamic nuclei. Unwanted movements
- Lack of dopamine increases activity of direct pathway. Tonic inhibition of thalamus and less excitation of cortex. Difficulties starting and stopping movements
- Degeneration of striatum. No inhibition of thalamus, resulting in overexcitability and unwanted movements
3. Which of these characterises athetosis?
- One half of body unable to inhibit movements after execution
- One side of body unable to stop spontaneous movements
- One side of body constantly making ballistic uncontrolled movements
4. What is found within the substantia nigra?
5. What connection type does glutamate facilitate?
- Modulatory connections
- Excitatory connections
- Inhibitory connections