[Neuroscience] Re: Who invented the classical Basal Ganglia Model?

J.A.Legris jalegris at sympatico.ca
Mon Oct 2 08:17:48 EST 2006


Bill wrote:
> Who invented the classical Basal Ganglia Model? You know, the simple,
> direct-indirect loop model.
>
> I can find an "almost" version in:
> Alexander, GE, DeLong, MR, Strick, PL (1986) Parallel organization of
> functionally segregated circuits linking basal ganglia and cortex. Annu
> Rev Neurosci 9: 357-81.
>
> And a complete, but "this is already fact, worked out ages ago" report
> of it in:
> Alexander, GE, Crutcher, MD (1990) Functional architecture of basal
> ganglia circuits: neural substrates of parallel processing. Trends
> Neurosci 13: 266-71.
>
> Does anyone know, inbetween those two papers when it was outlined (or
> maybe it was done before then possibley by Delong?).
>
> Any theories would be appriciated.

Have  a look at Fig. 2 in:

Albin, Roger L.; Young, Anne B.; Penney, John B. The functional anatomy
of basal ganglia disorders. Trends in Neurosciences. 1989; Vol 12,
Issue: 10, pp. 366-375

And maybe this (just a guess - I cannot access it):

Penney JB Jr, Young AB. Speculations on the functional anatomy of basal
ganglia disorders.
Annu Rev Neurosci. 1983;6:73-94.

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Joe Legris



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