Neural Activity of the Basal Ganglia in Parkinson’s Disease Studied by Depth Recording and Pet Scan

  • Chihiro Ohye
  • Tohru Shibazaki
  • Yasuhiro Kawashima
  • Masafumi Hirato
  • Masaru Matsumura
  • Takashi Shibasaki
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 39)


The basal ganglia is certainly one of the major centers of the central nervous system controlling voluntary movement and posture1, but its precise role is still far from understanding. Only experimental studies in monkeys with various conditioned voluntary movements or with experimentally produced involuntary movements were carried out to observe neural activities of the basal ganglia associated with these particular conditions.


Basal Ganglion Essential Tremor Globus Pallidus Positron Emission Tomog Depth Recording 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chihiro Ohye
    • 1
  • Tohru Shibazaki
    • 1
  • Yasuhiro Kawashima
    • 1
  • Masafumi Hirato
    • 1
  • Masaru Matsumura
    • 1
  • Takashi Shibasaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryGunma University School of MedicineMaebashi, GunmaJapan

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