Neurophysiological identification and characterization of thalamic neurons with single unit recording in essential tremor patients.

@article{Lee2003NeurophysiologicalIA,
  title={Neurophysiological identification and characterization of thalamic neurons with single unit recording in essential tremor patients.},
  author={Bae Hwan Lee and Kendall H. Lee and Sang Sup Chung and Jin Woo Chang},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement},
  year={2003},
  volume={87},
  pages={133-6}
}
This study investigated the characteristics of the neuronal activities of the motor thalamus (Vim and Vop) in essential tremor (ET) patients, and compared the results with those of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. The kinetic (Ki) neurons were found mainly in the Vim, whereas the voluntary (Vo) neurons were found principally in the Vop of ET patients. The mean firing rates of the ET patients were higher than those of the PD patients. In addition, the mean firing rates of the Ki neurons of the… CONTINUE READING