About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to collect a wide range of articles on the anatomical connections and the heterogeneous functions organized over the axes of basal ganglia in various brain research models. We welcome Orignal Research and Review articles focused on the function of a specific area of the basal ganglia, as well as articles on the comparison between the roles and neural connections of different basal ganglia areas. Finally, we also like to encourage the submission of articles on the heterogeneous functions of neuromodulatory neurons, such as cholinergic and dopaminergic neurons in the basal ganglia.
The aim of this collection of articles is to find a fundamental principle for the functions of the basal ganglia separated by the anatomical axes.
Keywords: Basal ganglia, heterogeneity, anatomical neural circuit, reward, memory
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