The motor circuit of the human basal ganglia reconsidered

  • P. Foley
  • P. Riederer
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The standard model of human basal ganglia organization was introduced in the 1980s on the basis of animal experiments and clinical experience of various human motor disorders. This paper reviews evidence from various sources which suggests that this standard model only incompletely accounts for aspects of basal ganglia function, and thus requires modification.


Basal Ganglion Subthalamic Nucleus Motor Circuit Basal Ganglion Function MPTP Monkey 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Foley
    • 1
  • P. Riederer
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical Neurochemistry, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgFederal Republic of Germany

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