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2. Cerebellar ataxia is characterized by:

  • jerky, imprecise movements
  • an inability to perform complex sequences of movements
  • difficulty with initiating movements
  • an inability to perform goal-directed movements

3. The basal ganglia are involved in:

  • adequate coordination of muscle contractions
  • adequate amount of movements
  • accuracy of movements and posture adjustment
  • maintenance of visual stability

4. Which nucleus in the midbrain is functionally closely linked to basal ganglia?

  • the substantia rubra (red stuff)
  • the substantia limitants (edge stuff)
  • the substantia nigra (black stuff)
  • the substantia basilaris (basic stuff)

5. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

  • The major outputs of the basal ganglia are from the putamen
  • The basal ganglia neurons did not project to the spinal cord
  • The basal ganglia include the caudate, putamen and globus pallidus
  • The corpus striatum includes the caudate and putamen


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