Sites of Stroke and Clinical Manifestations... Basal Ganglia stroke = contralateral hemiparesis and hemisensory loss... Thalamic stroke = contralateral hemiparesis and hemisensory loss + UPGAZE PALSY + Eyes deviate TOWARDS the side of the hemiparesis... Basal ganglia and thalamic strokes present similarly except for those differences
Getting past double vision one day at the time: The basal ganglia and what it does for you. The basal ganglia comprise a group of structures that regulate initiation of movements, balance, eye movements and posture. They are strongly connected to other motor areas in the brain and link the thalamus with the motor cortex. The basal ganglia are also involved in cognitive and emotional behavior and play an important role in reward and reinforcement, addictive behaviors and habit formation.
Wonder why certain students keep failing to complete assignments? Or why some parent resist active learning? Or do you question why some principals listen to none and boss all? You'll be surprised at the brain's default system that stalls change in these and other areas. http://www.brainleadersandlearners.com/basal-ganglia/override-your-brains-default-for-ruts/