© 1984

The Basal Ganglia

Structure and Function

  • John S. McKenzie
  • Robert E. Kemm
  • Lynette N. Wilcock

Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Anatomy of the System — Interconnections, Inputs and Outputs

  3. Neural Mechanisms — Synaptic Action, Transmitters and Receptors, Output Mechanisms

    1. G. Bernardi, P. Calabresi, N. Mercuri, P. Stanzione
      Pages 161-171
    2. G. W. Arbuthnott, J. R. Brown, V. Kapoor, D. Whale
      Pages 173-203
    3. B. Rouzaire-Dubois, C. Hammond, J. Yelnik, J. Féger
      Pages 205-234
    4. P. W. Everett, R. E. Kemm, J. S. McKenzie
      Pages 235-245
    5. Philip M. Beart
      Pages 261-296
    6. David H. Overstreet, Marion A. Joschko, Peter F. Harris, Ann D. Crocker
      Pages 297-318
  4. Functions of the Basal Ganglia in Posture, Movement and Behaviour

    1. Keith Bradley
      Pages 333-341
    2. J. Noth, H.-H Friedemann, K. Podoll
      Pages 343-353
    3. Marjorie E. Anderson, Fay B. Horak
      Pages 355-371
    4. Francois Viallet, Elisabeth Trouche, André Nieoullon, Daniel Beaubaton, Eric Legallet
      Pages 373-391

About this book


This volume arose out of the symposium: "The Basal Ganglia: Structure and Function," held at the beginning of September 1983 as a satellite of the 29th International Congress of Physiological Sciences. The symposium took place at Lorne, a village on the ocean 150km south-west of Melbourne in a former holiday guest-house situated beside the beach. The sounds of surf and winter rain on the iron roof provided a background to the proceedings. The symposium was a happy and productive event, among a small group of participants from twelve countries, undistracted by any competing activities in the out-of-season period. Over three days, there were formal papers with lively discussion, as well as posters displayed continuously and available for comment during coffee and lunch breaks. The more philosophical views on the basal ganglia were aired at informal evening discussions after dinner. At the symposium banquet on the final night, the participants voted to form the International Basal Ganglia Society (IBAGS); Malcolm Carpenter was elected Foundation President, with Richard Faull as Organizing Secretary. The book comprises papers prepared by participants after returning home, so that they had opportunities for incorporating fruits of symposium discussions. Some anticipated contributors were finally unable to participate, and a few who presented data preferred not to submit papers for the book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John S. McKenzie
    • 1
  • Robert E. Kemm
    • 1
  • Lynette N. Wilcock
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Basal Ganglia
  • Book Subtitle Structure and Function
  • Editors John S. McKenzie
  • Series Title Advances in Behavioral Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41808-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-1214-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-1212-3
  • Series ISSN 0099-6246
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 576
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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