Imaging basal ganglia function

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In this review, the value of functional imaging for providing insight into the role of the basal ganglia in motor control is reviewed. Brain activation findings in normal subjects and Parkinson's disease patients are examined and evidence supporting the existence for functionally independent distributed basal gangliafrontal loops is presented. It is argued that the basal ganglia probably act to focus and filter cortical output, optimising the running of motor programs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Anatomy
Pages (from-to)543-554
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2000
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Motor control, Parkinson's disease, Position emission tomography

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