Handbook of Basal Ganglia Structure and Function, 2nd Edition, (PDF) offers an integrated outline of the structural and functional aspects of the basal ganglia, highlighting clinical relevance. The basal ganglia, a group of forebrain nuclei interconnected with the cerebral cortex, thalamus, and brainstem, are needed in numerous brain functions, such as sensorimotor integration, motor control, and learning, reward, and cognition.
These nuclei are essential for normal brain function and behavior, and their importance is more emphasized by the numerous and diverse disorders associated with basal ganglia dysfunction, including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, dystonia, and psychostimulant addiction.
This updated 2nd edition has been comprehensively revised to provide the most up-to-date account of this critical brain structure. Edited and authored by internationally acclaimed basal ganglia researchers, the new edition has ten entirely new chapters that provide expanded coverage of anatomy and physiology, detailed accounts of latest advances in cellular/molecular mechanisms and cellular/physiological mechanisms, and significant, deeper insights into the behavioral and clinical aspects of basal ganglia function and dysfunction.
Synthesizes broadly dispersed information on the behavioral neurobiology of the basal ganglia, including cellular/molecular and cellular/physiological mechanisms, advances in the understanding of anatomy, and behavioral and clinical aspects of function and dysfunction.
- Penned by international authors who are preeminent researchers in the field
- Explores, in full, the clinically relevant effect of the basal ganglia on various psychiatric and neurological diseases
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