Basal ganglia: Physiological, behavioral, and computational studies

Ahmed A. Moustafa, Izhar Bar-Gad, Alon Korngreen, Hagai Bergman

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Abstract

The basal ganglia has received much attention over the last two decades, as it has been implicated in many neurological and psychiatric disorders, including Parkinson's disease (PD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Tourette's syndrome, and dystonia. Most of current basal ganglia research—in both animals and humans—attempts to understand the neural and biochemical substrates of basic motor and learning processes, and how these are affected in human patients as well as animal models of brain disorders, particularly PD.

The current volume contains research articles and reviews describing basic, pre-clinical and clinical neuroscience research of the basal ganglia written by researchers of the basal ganglia and attendees of the 11th Triennial Meeting of the International Basal Ganglia Society (IBAGS) that was held on March 3–7th, 2013 at the Princess Hotel, Eilat, Israel. Specifically, articles in this volume include research reports on the biochemistry, computational theory, anatomy, and physiology of single neurons and functional circuitry of the basal ganglia networks.

Below, we provide a summary of articles published in the volume. We divided the articles into 4 sections: animal studies, human studies, computational modeling, and reviews.
Original languageEnglish
Article number150
JournalFrontiers in Systems Neuroscience
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

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