Role of individual basal ganglia nuclei in force amplitude generation.

@article{Spraker2007RoleOI,
  title={Role of individual basal ganglia nuclei in force amplitude generation.},
  author={Matthew B Spraker and Hong Yu and Daniel M. Corcos and David E. Vaillancourt},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={821-34}
}
The basal ganglia-thalamo-cortical loop is an important neural circuit that regulates motor control. A key parameter that the nervous system regulates is the level of force to exert against an object during tasks such as grasping. Previous studies indicate that the basal ganglia do not exhibit increased activity with increasing amplitude of force, although these conclusions are based mainly on the putamen. The present study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate which regions… CONTINUE READING
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