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Subcortical structures: the cerebellum, basal ganglia, and thalamus 

Subcortical structures: the cerebellum, basal ganglia, and thalamus
Subcortical structures: the cerebellum, basal ganglia, and thalamus

Mark J. Edwards

and Penelope Talelli


Update: A link to video material relating to movement disorders has been added to this chapter.

Updated on 24 September 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 16 February 2019

For video material relating to movement disorders, please go to Movement Disorders Videos.

Less is known of the function of the cerebellum, thalamus and basal ganglia than of other structures in the brain, but there is an increasing appreciation of their complex role in motor and nonmotor functions of the entire nervous system. These structures exercise functions that far exceed their previously assumed supporting parts as simple ‘relay stations’ between cortex and spinal cord....

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