"The basal ganglia are a group of nuclei of varied origin in the brains of vertebrates that act as a cohesive functional unit. They are situated at the base of the forebrain and strongly connected with the cerebral cortex, thalamus and other brain areas. The main components of the basal ganglia are the striatum (also called neostriatum) composed of caudate and putamen, globus pallidus or pallidum composed of globus pallidus externa (GPe) and globus pallidus interna (GPi), substantia nigra composed of both substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) and substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNr), and the subthalamic nucleus (STN)."
"The basal ganglia are associated with a variety of functions, including voluntary motor control, procedural learning relating to routine behaviors or ""habits"" such as bruxism, eye movements, and cognitive, emotional functions. Currently popular theories implicate the basal ganglia primarily in action selection, that is, the decision of which of several possible behaviors to execute at a given time. Experimental studies show that the basal ganglia exert an inhibitory influence on a number of motor systems, and that a release of this inhibition permits a motor system to become active. The ""behavior switching"" that takes place within the basal ganglia is influenced by signals from many parts of the brain, including the prefrontal cortex, which plays a key role in executive functions."
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Positive relationships between Basal ganglia and MDD (count: 9)
Mann-Whitney U test P-value = 0.025; The mean basal ganglia/cerebellum uptake ratio was 1.94 (SD= 0.27) in the depressed patients versus 1.74 (SD= 0.17) in the controls.
The basal ganglia/cerebellum 123I-iodobenzamide (a high-affi......
The basal ganglia/cerebellum 123I-iodobenzamide (a high-affinity ligand for D2 receptors) uptake ratio was higher in depressed patients than controls.More...
Mean volume of T2-WIH was significantly greater (p=0.004) in......
Mean volume of T2-WIH was significantly greater (p=0.004) in depressed subjects. In the control group T2-WIH(T2-weighted image 'hyperintensities') were exclusively located in the supratentorial hemispheral white matter while in the depressed group T2-WIH were also found in basal ganglia, temporal lobe, cerebellum and brainstem.More...
Total HDRS(Hamilton Depression Rating Scale) score correlate......
Total HDRS(Hamilton Depression Rating Scale) score correlated positively with activity in a large bilateral ventral cortical and subcortical region that included limbic, thalamic, and basal ganglia structures. More...
Our findings confirmed the prediction that separate symptom ......
Our findings confirmed the prediction that separate symptom domains of the MDD syndrome are related to specific rCBF patterns, and extend results from prior studies that suggested the involvement of anterior cingulate, frontal, limbic and basal ganglia regions in the pathophysiology of MDD.More...
The 3D-SSP score map showed increased relative metabolism in......
The 3D-SSP score map showed increased relative metabolism in the basal ganglia in both hemispheres in patients compared with controls. More...
Relative to control subjects, patients with depression showe......
Relative to control subjects, patients with depression showed increased hemodynamic responses in limbic-paralimbic and subcortical regions (e.g. amygdala and basal ganglia) but no signal decrease in prefrontal regions.More...
Positive relationships between Basal ganglia and other components at different levels (count: 7)
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Cognition and behavior
Symptoms and signs
Positive relationship network of Basal ganglia in MK4MDD
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Negative relationships between Basal ganglia and MDD (count: 0)
Negative relationships between Basal ganglia and other components at different levels (count: 0)
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