Posture-independent sensorimotor analysis of inter-hemispheric receptor asymmetries in neostriatum.

@article{Schallert1983PostureindependentSA,
  title={Posture-independent sensorimotor analysis of inter-hemispheric receptor asymmetries in neostriatum.},
  author={Timothy J Schallert and Margaret Upchurch and R. E. Wilcox and Dana M. Vaughn},
  journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior},
  year={1983},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={753-9}
}
Nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons are thought to be critically important for somato-sensorimotor behavior. Following unilateral irreversible elimination of these neurons, an animal shows an ipsiversive postural bias and permanently fails to orient its head toward tactile stimuli placed on the contralateral side of the body. In response to apomorphine, a dopamine agonist, these rats display contraversive circling. This effect is thought to reflect denervation-induced proliferation of dopamine… CONTINUE READING