The brain naturally implements principles of calculus and integrated learned rules of life with sensory information to guide motor plans and actions.
The subthalamic nucleus in the brain communicates with the motor system to help the body stop an action, researchers confirm.
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.
A new computer model shows the beneficial effects of deep brain stimulation arise from how it interrupts the cycle promoting runway beta in a circuit loop between the subthalamic nucleus and striatum.
A set of neurons in the subthalamic nucleus have been implicated in canceling planned behaviors or actions.
Researchers report the adverse cognitive effects associated with DBS in Parkinson's patients are linked to a different neural pathway than the one responsible for the motor effects generated by the treatment.
Researchers have identified a novel, pain sensing network that links the subthalamic nucleus to a pain processing network in mouse models of Parkinson's disease.