Anatomo-Histological Studies of Caudate Nucleus — Visual System Relations

  • Lj. M. Rakić
  • Lidigja Lazarević
  • N. N. Lyubimov
  • J. J. Ivanuš


The caudate nucleus has an inhibitory role (3, 14) in the integrational function of the central nervous system. Electrophysiological and behavioral signs of inhibition might be produced by low frequency stimulation of the caudate and blocked by natural or artificial arousing stimuli (4). The inhibitory effects integrate into the basic neural processes of excitation and inhibition which interact with the impulses reaching the central nervous system trhough the various sensory modalities (5, 8), and especially the visual system (2, 15). Inhibitory electrographical responses in the electroencephalogram elicited by caudate stimulation (“caudate spindle”) are blocked by the stimulation of the visual system. Similar relationships were observed in the other electrophysiological parameters as well (1, 15).


Caudate Nucleus Optic Tract Nissl Staining Nembutal Anesthesia Unaffected Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lj. M. Rakić
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lidigja Lazarević
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. N. Lyubimov
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. J. Ivanuš
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Brain Research LaboratoryInstitute for Biological and Medical Research of MontenegroKotorYugoslavia
  2. 2.Brain InstituteAcademy of Medical SciencesMoscowUSSR

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