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Examination of the nestriatum of monkeys prepared by the Golgi-Kopsch perfusion method revealed the presence of at least 6 neuronal types. The spiny type I is medium size with a high density of dendritic spines. The axon extends well beyond the dendritic field and gives off many collaterals. The spiny type II is either medium or large size, has long thick(More)
Golgi preparations reveal that the most frequent type of pallidal neuron (principal cell), which has been recognized in all previous reports, is large (20-50 microns), fusiform, with dendrites up to 700 microns long. Large neurons of globular shape are less frequently impregnated. The morphology of dendrites varies considerably within the same neuron. Some(More)
Total excision of areas 17-18-19 in the monkey leads to disappearance of relay cells and corticogeniculate axon terminals in the LGN (lateral geniculate nucleus). The few remaining neurons can be safely considered as Golgi type II cells. Electron microscopic examination of such material revealed small ovoid neurons and synaptic clusters encapsulated by(More)
Paired specimens of the neostriatum were taken from monkeys at zero (newborn), one, two, four, eight, and 16 weeks of age, and prepared for Golgi impregnations and electron microscopy. Light microscopy shows that in the first postnatal week, the structure contains the five neuronal types and four categories of afferent axons described in the adult, as well(More)
Four monkeys were trained on 3 visual discriminations using a two-choice pulling-in technique with movable transilluminated stimuli, before and after histologically verified total bilateral removal of area 17, most of 18, and part of 19. Test 1 consisted of one small bright circle vs a large, dim circle closely matched for total luminous flux. Test 2 was a(More)
Ten monkeys were stimulated unilaterally and bilaterally through bipolar electrodes placed stereotactically on each side of the midline under light barbiturate anaesthesia. Bilateral simultaneous stimulation elicited straight downward binocular movements from a core of tissue about 40 mm3 on each side which included the fields of Forel, zona incerta,(More)