Nonintralaminar thalamostriatal projections in the gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and tree shrew (Tupaia glis).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In mammals, the corpus striatum receives prominent projections from the neocortex and from the intralaminar nuclei of the dorsal thalamus. The present study provides evidence based on anterograde degeneration and axonal transport that the corpus striatum also receives input from two nonintralaminar thalamic nuclei, the pulvinar and the medial geniculate body. Each of these nuclei projects to a separate region of the corpus striatum. Moreover, the same regions of the corpus striatum that receive projections from the pulvinar and medial geniculate body also receive projections from the cortical targets of these nuclei.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lin, CS; May, PJ; Hall, WC

Published Date

  • November 20, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 230 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 33 - 46

PubMed ID

  • 6096412

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9967

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cne.902300104


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States