Sunday, December 13, 2015

Basal Ganglia

Cramming for my nerves system course final exam. This time of year is when the tics typically hit hard for those of us with TS. Right now i'm studying about the basal ganglia. How appropriate. Yep, this is definitely one of the brain strucutes that's gone haywire in my brain....
Basal ganglia -
-initiates desired movements and prevents unwanted movements
-consists of the caudate nucleus, putamen, globus palatus, and the amygdala 
-also inhibits unwanted mental activites such as innapropriate utterances and permit selected ones such as proper speech