Electrophysiological Insights into the Motor Control System in Parkinsonism

  • Svetlana Raeva


The results of microrecording and of macro- and microstimulation in the human ventral lateral (VL; Voa-Vop nuclei according to Hassler’s nomenclature, 1982) and ventral intermediate (Vim) thalamic nuclei in parkinsonism offer an opportunity to study mechanisms involved in motor control (Jasper and Bertrand, 1966, Crowell et al., 1968; Raeva, 1972, 1977, 1986, 1993; Tasker et al., 1987; Alexander et al., 1986, 1990; Lenz et al., 1990; Graybiel, 1994; Raeva et al., 1999 a,b) and generation of parkinsonian tremor (Albe-Fessard et al., 1962, 1966; Jasper and Bertrand, 1966; Ohye and Narabayashi, 1972; Ohye et al., 1974; Ohye and Albe-Fessard, 1978; Raeva et al., 1986; Tasker et al., 1987; Lenz et al., 1993, 1994; Zirh et al., 1998).


Thalamic Nucleus Voluntary Movement Parkinsonian Patient Thalamic Neuron Spike Burst 
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  • Svetlana Raeva
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  1. 1.Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Burdenko Neurosurgery InstituteRussian Academy of Medical SciencesMoscowRussia

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