Series: Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience

The Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience series covers compelling, topical subjects in behavioral neuroscience. Each volume is a comprehensive guide to the latest research of interest to researchers in the behavioral sciences. Joseph P. Huston, Director, Center for Bahavioral Neuroscience, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Book Series: Handbook of Basal Ganglia Structure and Function

Most recent volume


Volume 24. Handbook of Basal Ganglia Structure and Function

Published: 26th September 2016 Editors: Heinz Steiner Kuei Tseng

Handbook of Basal Ganglia Structure and Function, Second Edition, offers an integrated overview 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 involved in numerous brain functions, such as motor control and learning, sensorimotor integration, reward, and cognition.

These nuclei are essential for normal brain function and behavior, and their importance is further emphasized by the numerous and diverse disorders associated with basal ganglia dysfunction, including Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, Huntington’s disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, dystonia, and psychostimulant addiction.

This updated edition has been thoroughly 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 contains ten entirely new chapters that offer expanded coverage of anatomy and physiology, detailed accounts of recent advances in cellular/molecular mechanisms and cellular/physiological mechanisms, and critical, deeper insights into the behavioral and clinical aspects of basal ganglia function and dysfunction.

Additional volumes


Volume 23. Modeling the Psychopathological Dimensions of Schizophrenia

Published: 16th November 2015 Editors: Mikhail Pletnikov John Waddington

Volume 22. Invertebrate Learning and Memory

Published: 1st June 2013 Editors: Randolf Menzel Paul Benjamin

Volume 21. Handbook of the Behavioral Neurobiology of Serotonin

Published: 2nd December 2009 Editors: Christian Muller Barry Jacobs

Volume 19. Handbook of Mammalian Vocalization

Published: 26th October 2009 Editor: Stefan Brudzynski

Volume 18. Handbook of Episodic Memory

Published: 17th September 2008 Editors: Ekrem Dere Alexander Easton Lynn Nadel Joe Huston

Volume 17. Handbook of Anxiety and Fear

Published: 17th March 2008 Editors: D. Caroline Blanchard D. Caroline Blanchard Guy Griebel David Nutt

Volume 16. Handbook of Microdialysis

Published: 9th January 2007 Series Volume Editors: Ben Westerink Thomas Cremers