Neurophysiological Changes in Aged Striatal Neurons in Rats

  • Michael S. Levine
  • Carlos Cepeda
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 39)


Our laboratory has been studying some of the changes that occur in the basal ganglia of cats and rats as they age from young adults through middle age to senescence. In previous published research we identified a series of neurophysiological and morphological alterations in caudate nucleus neurons in aging cats (Levine et al., 1986a; Levine et al., 1987a; 1987b; Levine et al., 1988).


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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael S. Levine
    • 1
  • Carlos Cepeda
    • 1
  1. 1.Mental Retardation Research CenterUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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