The Basal Ganglia: A Role in Mediation of Motor Equivalence

  • Ivan Divac
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 39)


Numerous attempts have been made to describe the functions of the basal ganglia (BG; Divac and Oberg, 1979). The number and variability of proposed concepts reflect different approaches to the study of the BG, the complexity of the organization of the forebrain, as well as the imagination of the authors. I have contributed to the collection of vague notions by proposing that the BG “translate cognition to action” (Divac, 1977). At a later date I suggested that the BG may mediate the phenomena of motor equivalence (Divac, 1984). Now, I would like to discuss the evidence for the latter suggestion and relate it to the former one.


Basal Ganglion Motor Equivalence Vertical System Vague Notion Wisconsin General Test Apparatus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan Divac
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  1. 1.Institute of Neurohysiology, School of MedicineUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark

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