Recent advances in understanding the role of the basal ganglia.

Kristina Simonyan

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Abstract

The basal ganglia are a complex subcortical structure that is principally involved in the selection and implementation of purposeful actions in response to external and internal cues. The basal ganglia set the pattern for facilitation of voluntary movements and simultaneous inhibition of competing or interfering movements. In addition, the basal ganglia are involved in the control of a wide variety of non-motor behaviors, spanning emotions, language, decision making, procedural learning, and working memory. This review presents a comparative overview of classic and contemporary models of basal ganglia organization and functional importance, including their increased integration with cortical and cerebellar structures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number122
JournalF1000Research
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Basal ganglia
  • Extrinsic network
  • Intrinsic network
  • Somatotopy

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