Subcortical contributions to large-scale network communication

Bell, Peter T. and Shine, James M. (2016) Subcortical contributions to large-scale network communication. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 71 313-322. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.08.036


Author Bell, Peter T.
Shine, James M.
Title Subcortical contributions to large-scale network communication
Journal name Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1873-7528
0149-7634
Publication date 2016-12-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.08.036
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 71
Start page 313
End page 322
Total pages 10
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Higher brain function requires integration of distributed neuronal activity across large-scale brain networks. Recent scientific advances at the interface of subcortical brain anatomy and network science have highlighted the possible contribution of subcortical structures to large-scale network communication. We begin our review by examining neuroanatomical literature suggesting that diverse neural systems converge within the architecture of the basal ganglia and thalamus. These findings dovetail with those of recent network analyses that have demonstrated that the basal ganglia and thalamus belong to an ensemble of highly interconnected network hubs. A synthesis of these findings suggests a new view of the subcortex, in which the basal ganglia and thalamus form part of a core circuit that supports large-scale integration of functionally diverse neural signals. Finally, we close with an overview of some of the major opportunities and challenges facing subcortical-inclusive descriptions of large-scale network communication in the human brain.
Keyword Basal ganglia
Connectivity
Dopamine
Hub
Integration
Striatum
Thalamus
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