Cell Specific Control of the Pallidostriatal Pathway: Presentation

Shubhi Verma '19, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Japan Super Science Fair (JSSF) - November 14-18, 2018


Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder of the basal ganglia. The main cause for Parkinson’s Disease is the depletion of dopamine, a neurotransmitter. The basal ganglia contains four major nuclei: the substantia nigra, the subthalamic nucleus, the external globus pallidus, and the striatum. These nuclei communicate with each other by the use of neurons.