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Neuronal activity in the primate globus pallidus during smooth pursuit eye movements

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Title: Neuronal activity in the primate globus pallidus during smooth pursuit eye movements
Authors: Yoshida, Atsushi Browse this author
Tanaka, Masaki Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Eye movements
Smooth pursuit
Globus pallidus
Basal ganglia
Single neurons
Issue Date: 28-Jan-2009
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Journal Title: NeuroReport
Volume: 20
Issue: 2
Start Page: 121
End Page: 125
Publisher DOI: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e32831af055
PMID: 19151596
Abstract: Although the roles of the basal ganglia in the control of saccadic eye movements have been extensively examined, little is known about their roles in smooth pursuit. Recent anatomical data suggest that, like somatic movements, smooth pursuit may also be regulated by signals through the basal ganglia thalamocortical pathways. To understand whether the basal ganglia, especially the globus pallidus (GP), could play roles in pursuit, we examined the firing of individual GP neurons when monkeys performed smooth pursuit. We found that a subset of neurons in both the external and the internal segments of the GP modulated firing during pursuit, suggesting that pathways through the GP might play roles in the control of smooth pursuit eye movements.
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