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Short-latency visual input to the subthalamic nucleus is provided by the midbrain superior colliculus.

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The subthalamic nucleus (STN) is one of the principal input nuclei of the basal ganglia. Using electrophysiological techniques in anesthetized rats, we show that the STN becomes responsive to visual stimuli at short latencies when local disinhibitory injections are made into the midbrain superior colliculus (SC), an important subcortical visual structure. Significantly, only injections into the lateral, but not medial, deep layers of the SC were effective. Corresponding disinhibition of prima...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
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Journal:
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Volume:
29
Issue:
17
Pages:
5701-5709
Publication date:
2009-04-05
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EISSN:
1529-2401
ISSN:
0270-6474
URN:
uuid:faae093e-6bf4-488e-8184-1e898c583f63
Source identifiers:
192420
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pubs:192420

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