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Which suboccipital muscle lacks an attachment to the skull?

obliquus capitis inferior


An increase in the density of muscle spindles is most apparent in which suboccipital muscle?

obliquus capitis inferior


What is the result of communication between suboccipital muscles, visual centers, and vestibular centers?

coordination of head and eye position


What is the proposed function of the suboccipital muscle group?

postural stabilizers of the atlanto-occipital and atlanto-axial joints


Which suboccipital muscles are known to attach to dura matter?

rectus capitis posterior major, rectus capitis posterior minor, and obliquus capitis inferior