Innovations in Cognitive Neuroscience

The Basal Ganglia

Novel Perspectives on Motor and Cognitive Functions

Editors: Soghomonian, Jean-Jacques (Ed.)

  • Presents current concepts of anatomy and circuitry of the basal ganglia
  • Discusses functional integration between motor and non-motor circuits of the basal gangliaIlluminates little known cognitive functions of the basal ganglia Explores role of basal ganglia in executive functioning, instrumental learning, reward and motivation, language, social behavior, and consciousness
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This groundbreaking text takes current knowledge of the basal ganglia far from well-known motor-based models to a more inclusive understanding of deep-brain structure and function. Synthesizing diverse perspectives from across the brain-behavioral sciences, it tours the neuroanatomy and circuitry of the basal ganglia, linking their organization to their controlling functions in core cognitive, behavioral, and motor areas, both normative and disordered. Interactions between the basal ganglia and major structures of the brain are identified in their contributions to a diverse range of processes, from language processing to decision-making, emotion to visual perception, motivation to intent. And the basal ganglia are intimately involved in the mechanisms of dysfunction, as evinced by chapters on dyskinesia, Parkinson’s disease, neuropsychiatric conditions, and addictions.

 

Included in the coverage: 

 

  •          Limbic-basal ganglia circuits: parallel and integrative aspects.
  •          Dopamine and its actions in the basal ganglia system.
  •          Cerebellar-basal ganglia interactions.
  •          The basal ganglia contribution to controlled and automatic processing.
  •          The basal ganglia and decision making in neuropsychiatric disorders.
  •         The circuitry underlying the reinstatement of cocaine seeking:                        modulation by deep brain stimulation.
  •          The basal ganglia and hierarchical control in voluntary behavior.

 

Its breadth and depth of scholarship and data should make The Basal Ganglia a work of great interest to cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, and speech-language pathologists.

 

 

About the authors

Jean-Jacques Soghomonian received a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Aix-Marseille and a Ph.D. in neurological sciences from the University of Montreal. He completed postdoctoral training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania and joined the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Soghomonian maintains an active research program on the anatomical and functional organization of the basal ganglia in the normal brain and in experimental models of Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Soghomonian teaches medical histology and medical neuroscience to undergraduate and graduate medical students, and is director of the graduate course Methods in Neuroscience. He currently serves on the MD-PhD admission committee at Boston University School of Medicine and on the qualifying committee in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: Overview of the Basal Ganglia and Structure of the Volume

    Soghomonian, Jean-Jacques, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Limbic-Basal Ganglia Circuits Parallel and Integrative Aspects

    Groenewegen, Henk J., M.D. Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 11-45

  • Anatomy and Function of the Direct and Indirect Striatal Pathways

    Soghomonian, Jean-Jacques, Ph.D.

    Pages 47-67

  • The Thalamostriatal System and Cognition

    Smith, Yoland, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 69-85

  • Dopamine and Its Actions in the Basal Ganglia System

    Bullock, Daniel, Ph.D.

    Pages 87-113

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-69485-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Basal Ganglia
Book Subtitle
Novel Perspectives on Motor and Cognitive Functions
Editors
  • Jean-Jacques Soghomonian
Series Title
Innovations in Cognitive Neuroscience
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42743-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42743-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42741-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-69485-6
Series ISSN
2509-730X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 578
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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