Inferior Colliculus

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Inferior Colliculus


  • action selection
  • motor control
  • procedural learning
  • habit formation (bruxism)
  • eye movements
  • 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.


  • striatal
    • internal capsule (white matter)
    • caudate
    • putamen
  • pallidal
    • external (globus pallidus)
    • internal (entopeduncular nucleus)
  • nigral
  • subthalamic

Inferior Colliculus

Inferior Colliculus Images


Basal Ganglia4.jpg