1) Neuroscience Online: an electronic textbook for the neurosciences. This is a free educational resource provided by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. It is really superb and we urge you to make use of it. The online version works fine on computers, but since visualization of the figures requires a flash player, they are absent when the material is viewed using an Ipad.
     Section 3, Chapter 4: Basal Ganglia
          4.1 Introduction
      4.2 Gross Anatomy of the Basal Ganglia
          4.3 Basal Ganglia Afferents
          4.4 Basal Ganglia Efferents
          4.5 Basal Ganglia Intrinsic Connections
          4.6 Functions of the Basal Ganglia
          4.7 Disorders of the Basal Ganglia

2) The Nervous System in Action by Michael D. Mann. Click on MANN TEXT to access the internet version of this excellent textbook. The home page provides links to individual chapters and also offers PDF links, making it easy to print copies of the text. You can view the material directly on your computer screen, but print out a copy if possible. The reason to do so is that we will refer to specific pages in the text, and these are not shown in the computer screen version.
    Section 16, Initiation and Control of Movement
          Pg 16-13 The Basal Ganglia -a good, relatively brief description of the symptoms associated with Parkinsonism.

3) The Digital Anatomist. This is an excellent program developed by the Dept. Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle. It contains a huge library of views of the brain. We will refer to specific figures in many of our modules, including this one.