The thalamostriatal system: a highly specific network of the basal ganglia circuitry

  title={The thalamostriatal system: a highly specific network of the basal ganglia circuitry},
  author={Y. Smith and D. Raju and J. Par{\'e} and M. Sidib{\'e}},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  • Y. Smith, D. Raju, +1 author M. Sidibé
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in Neurosciences
  • Although the existence of thalamostriatal projections has long been known, the role(s) of this system in the basal ganglia circuitry remains poorly characterized. The intralaminar and ventral motor nuclei are the main sources of thalamic inputs to the striatum. This review emphasizes the high degree of anatomical and functional specificity of basal ganglia-thalamostriatal projections and discusses various aspects of the synaptic connectivity and neurochemical features that differentiate this… CONTINUE READING
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