Jose L. Lanciego,
University of Navarra, Spain
The current basal ganglia model has been introduced 25 years ago and has settled the basis for most of our current understanding of Parkinson's disease. Despite the tremendous success of the model, a number of experimental evidences have been made available over the past 25 years and the "classical" basal ganglia model is somewhat obsolete. I believe that it would be possible to recruit a number of international leading experts that have generated new data on basal ganglia circuits and therefore a Research Topic of this kind would lead to the introduction of a fully updated basal ganglia model, incorporating all the new basal ganglia circuits that have been characterized over the past 25 years.