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Basal ganglia--possible role in motor coordination and learning.

Authors
  • Hikosaka, O
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Opinion in Neurobiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1991
Volume
1
Issue
4
Pages
638–643
Identifiers
PMID: 1822310
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The basal ganglia, with their inhibitory efferents, control motor outputs either directly by their projections to the midbrain motor regions or indirectly through the thalamic nuclei. Neural mechanisms in the basal ganglia act selectively to remove or enhance the inhibition so that different combinations of motor signals, which may act as neural templates for motor learning, are formed.

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