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Thalamic Nuclei 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Thursday, September 14 2006 by

Last modified on Tuesday, February 20 2007.

A 30 year-old musician suffers a lacunar infact in the thalamus.


The damage is confined to the ventral anterior nucleus, which is essentially destroyed. Of the following options, what function is most likely to be affected?

 
        A) Audition
 
        B) Somatic sensation from the body
 
        C) Initiation of movement and resting tone
 
        D) Cortical arousal
 
        E) Vision
 

 


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A) audition

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Initiation of movement and resting tone is associated with the ventral anterior nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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B) somatic sensation from the body

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Initiation of movement and resting tone is associated with the ventral anterior nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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C) initiation of movement and resting tone

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The ventral anterior nucleus of the thalamus is associated with initiation of movement and resting tone  (See References)

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D) cortical arousal

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Initiation of movement and resting tone is associated with the ventral anterior nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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E) vision

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Initiation of movement and resting tone is associated with the ventral anterior nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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References:

1. Nolte, J. (1993). The Human Brain: An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy. Mosby, St. Louis.
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