The basal ganglia: An overview of circuits and function

@article{Utter2008TheBG,
  title={The basal ganglia: An overview of circuits and function},
  author={A. Utter and Michele A. Basso},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={32},
  pages={333-342}
}
  • A. Utter, M. A. Basso
  • Published 31 December 2008
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
The technique of electrical stimulation of brain tissue-known clinically as deep brain stimulation (DBS)-is at the fore of treatment of human neurological disease. Here we provide a general overview highlighting the anatomy and circuitry of the basal ganglia (BG). We introduce common disease states associated with BG dysfunction and current hypotheses of BG function. Throughout this introductory review we direct the reader to other reviews in this special issue of Neuroscience and Biobehavioral… 
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