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Single Neuron Studies of the Human BrainProbing Cognition$
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Itzhak Fried, Ueli Rutishauser, Moran Cerf, and Gabriel Kreiman

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027205

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027205.001.0001

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Microelectrode Recordings in Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Microelectrode Recordings in Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

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(p.275) 15 Microelectrode Recordings in Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery
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Single Neuron Studies of the Human Brain
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Itzhak Fried

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027205.003.0015

This chapter summarizes techniques used for the placement of deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrodes. These procedures are performed primarily for the treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. We describe radiologic atlas-based targeting using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, physiological localization using microelectrode recordings, and macrostimulation techniques. We summarize the standard intraoperative surgical and mapping procedures used to localize the ventral intermediate nucleus of the thalamus (Vim), sub thalamic nucleus (STN), and globus pallidus pars interna (GPi).

Keywords:   Deep brain stimulation, Stereotactic

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