The pedunculopontine nucleus

@article{GarciaRill1991ThePN,
  title={The pedunculopontine nucleus},
  author={Edgar Garcia-Rill},
  journal={Progress in Neurobiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={36},
  pages={363-389}
}
  • E. Garcia-Rill
  • Published 31 December 1991
  • Biology
  • Progress in Neurobiology

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Efferent connections of the internal globus pallidus in the squirrel monkey: II. topography and synaptic organization of pallidal efferents to the pedunculopontine nucleus

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Cholinergic neurons in the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus are involved in the mediation of prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle response in the rat

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THE PEDUNCULOPONTINE NUCLEUS : Towards a Functional Integration with the Basal Ganglia

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Pedunculo-pontine control of visually guided saccades.

Activity in mouse pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus reflects action and outcome in a decision-making task.

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