Basal ganglia role in behavior: importance of sensory gating and its relevance to psychiatry.

@article{Schneider1984BasalGR,
  title={Basal ganglia role in behavior: importance of sensory gating and its relevance to psychiatry.},
  author={Jay S Schneider},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1984},
  volume={19 12},
  pages={1693-710}
}
The neurophysiological basis of behavior and psychiatric disorders is for the most part unknown. However, over the years dysfunction of the dopaminergic system and, specifically, the basal ganglia have been implicated in many complex behaviors and psychiatric disorders. Evidence is presented in support of a basal ganglia role in sensory gating in the CNS and suggests a possible mechanism by which basal ganglia dysfunction may result in complex behavioral disturbances. Using schizophrenia as an… CONTINUE READING