Cerebral nuclei macroconnections
The table below provides a searchable list of region-to-region (macroscale) collated published connection reports (macroconnections) for the cerebral nuclei (basal ganglia) of the rat. Currently, these data include reports of macroconnections within the cerebral nuclei, and between the cerebral nuclei and cerebral cortex, hypothalamus, and thalamus.
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Region nomenclature follows an open access atlas for the rat brain (Brain Maps 4.0. Swanson, L. W. 2018). For additional information, including details of region organization within the central nervous system, see the atlas, or on this website the Brain Maps page and the interactive spreadsheet Brain Maps 4.0 CNS Divisions. The main Connections page on this website includes a table for finding a region name if only the abbreviation is known, or vice versa.
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Connection data sources for cerebral nuclei macroconnections
Macroconnection reports provided on this website were collated from the primary literature. The publications below describe network analyses based on selected reports for the cerebral nuclei.
1. Swanson, L.W., Sporns, O., Hahn, J.D. (2016). Network architecture of the cerebral nuclei (basal ganglia) association and commissural connectome. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 113(40): E5972-E5981. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1613184113
2. Swanson, L.W., Hahn, J.D., Jeub, L.G.S., Fortunato, S., Sporns, O. (2018). Subsystem organization of axonal connections within and between the right and left cerebral cortex and cerebral nuclei (endbrain). Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 115(29): E6910-E6919. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1807255115
3. Swanson, L.W., Hahn, J.D., Sporns, O. (2020) Structure–function subsystem models of female and male forebrain networks integrating cognition, affect, behavior, and bodily functions. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 117(49): 31470-31481: doi: 10.1073/pnas.2017733117