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Novel Findings in the Network of Basal Ganglia and Cerebellum in Healthy and Pathological Conditions

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The basal ganglia and the cerebellum are involved in motor control and cognitive function. So far, the basal ganglia and cerebellum have been known to constitute the respective distinct and parallel systems in their networks. For example, the consequences of activation of the direct and indirect pathways ...

The basal ganglia and the cerebellum are involved in motor control and cognitive function. So far, the basal ganglia and cerebellum have been known to constitute the respective distinct and parallel systems in their networks. For example, the consequences of activation of the direct and indirect pathways are functionally opposite in the target regions in the classical model of basal ganglia. The cerebellum has regarded as consisting of the parallel assembly of modular circuitry. However, with accumulating the evidence using new approaches (ex. single neuron tracing, molecular labeling, etc), the original conceptualization of the basal ganglia as well as cerebellum is likely to be reconsidered and modified.
Therefore, the over-arching aim of this Research Topic is to provide a platform for the new findings for the network of basal ganglia and cerebellum to reconstruct the new scheme to perform the motor control and cognitive function. The major aspects that we suggest you cover in this Research Topic are:

- Structural and functional studies in the basal ganglia
- Structural and functional studies in the cerebellum
- Structural and functional studies in the coordination of basal ganglia and cerebellum
-Pathological studies in the basal ganglia and/or cerebellum
-Theories and models of circuit function in the basal ganglia and/or cerebellum

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