KIN 155 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Central Pattern Generator, Intrafusal Muscle Fiber, Basal Ganglia
SchoolUniversity of Waterloo
Course CodeKIN 155
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Kinesiology 255 First Exam October 3, 2007
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1. A short answer question on neuroanatomy (1 mark each, 10
marks in all)
a. What is the term used to describe the organization of the
b. Name one other area of the cortex that is organized in a
c. What motor neurons control the contractile parts of
d. What is a motor unit?
e. What lobe contains the motor cortex?
f. Describe one function of the pre motor cortex.
g. Where would you find a central pattern generator?
h. Name a common movement disorder caused by the loss of
dopamine producing cells in the basal ganglia.
i. What is one symptom of the disorder that you have
identified in part h) above?
j. Who proposed the size principle of motor unit recruitment?
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