Heinz Steiner, Kuei Y. Tseng
Academic Press; 2nd edition
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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