A neuroimaging study links the different symptoms of schizophrenia to neurological disruption in multiple brain areas.
Study reveals how brain areas work together to train and perform a practiced skill.
Different types of reward have unique effects on the basal ganglia nuclei. Food rewards influence the left hemisphere of the brain, while erotic rewards engage the right lateral globus and left caudate. Financial rewards engage the basal ganglia bilaterally.
A new study reports Parkinson's related dyskinesia occurs when striatonigral neurons become less responsive to GABA.
Voluntary movements involve the coordinated activation of two brain pathways that connect parts of deep brain structures called the basal ganglia, according to a study in mice.
A new study sheds light on the role striosomal neurons play in reinforcement learning.
Inadequate sleep can harm brain organization in early adolescence, researchers report. The disorganization can have an impact on cognitive processes, including attention, memory, emotional regulation, and controlling behaviors.
Researchers have developed a simple MRI technique which could help with early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.
A new study reveals a lack of dopamine transmission via D1 receptors disrupts information flow in the basal ganglia and can cause difficulty in initiating voluntary movements for Parkinson's patients.
Researchers report the optimal target for brain stimulation depends on the type of dystonia being treated.
The medial prefrontal cortex persistently encodes value based decision variables.
Neurons in the parafascicular thalamus project to three different parts of the basal ganglia. Targeting these circuits could be a new target for treating motor dysfunction and depression associated with Parkinson's disease.