Local and Efferent Neurons and Intrinsic Modular Arrangement of the Human Striatum

  • Tatiana A. Leontovich


The goal of this article is to give a short overview of the structural organization of human striatum as revealed in our studies. We will focus specifically on the three aspects of this organization that appear in the title: local circuit neurons, efferent neurons, and intrinsic modules. Although the format of a book chapter excludes the possibility of presenting detailed data, the extreme complexity of the structural organization of human striatum, a complexity exceeding that of any previous models, should become obvious from the description provided below.


Caudate Nucleus Subcortical White Matter Medium Spiny Neuron Axon Neuron Local Circuit Neuron 
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  • Tatiana A. Leontovich
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  1. 1.Brain Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Medical SciencesMoscowRussia

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