Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience
- Joe Huston, Physiological Psychology, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
The Basal Ganglia comprise a group of forebrain nuclei that are interconnected with the cerebral cortex, thalamus and brainstem. Basal ganglia circuits are involved in various functions, including motor control and learning, sensorimotor integration, reward and cognition. The importance of these nuclei for normal brain function and behavior is emphasized by the numerous and diverse disorders associated with basal ganglia dysfunction, including Parkinsons disease, Tourettes syndrome, Huntingtons disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, dystonia, and psychostimulant addiction.
The Handbook of Basal Ganglia provides a comprehensive overview of the structural and functional organization of the basal ganglia, with special emphasis on the progress achieved over the last 10-15 years. Organized in six parts, the volume describes the general anatomical organization and provides a review of the evolution of the basal ganglia, followed by detailed accounts of recent advances in anatomy, cellular/molecular, and cellular/physiological mechanisms, and our understanding of the behavioral and clinical aspects of basal ganglia function and dysfunction.
Libraries of institutions with Neuroscience programs; Neuroscience research specialists looking for an overview of recent advances; Neuroscience clinicians interested in the pathophysiology and associated diseases; Neuroscience graduate students looking for basic information on structure and function.
Edited by Heinz Steiner, Kuei TsengBuy now
Hardbound, 704 Pages
Published: February 2010
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-374767-9