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Type: Thesis
Title: The role of the basal ganglia in cognition and language / Tim Connell.
Author: Connell, Timothy M.
Issue Date: 2001
School/Discipline: Dept. of Psychology
Abstract: A thesis which aims to clarify the role of the basal ganglia in higher mental processes by investigating the role of the dorsolateral prefrontal circuit, the lateral orbital frontal circuit and the anterior cingulate circuit and other language related circuitry. Twenty five right-handed people with verified lesions of this circuitry were tested for attention, perfomance of complex motor programs, executive functions, memory and language skills and compared to a control group. It was found that mental processing associated with the basal cortical circuitry was orchestration of subprocesses (at the cortical level) and their integration (at the subcortical level) to enable their fluid and effective synchronization for the person to complete more complex tasks.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Adelaide, Dept. of Psychology, 2002
Description: Bibliography: p. 379-435.
435 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
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