Impulsive–compulsive behaviors (ICB) are over-represented in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Neurons in the ventral subthalamic nucleus (STN) might play a predominant role in the modulation of impulsivity. We characterized the firing regularity of 742 subthalamic neurons from 24 PD patients (12 ICB+ and 12 ICB-) in an OFF medication state. We computed the firing regularity in the dorsal and ventral STN regions, and we compared their performance in discriminating ICB patients. Regularity of ventral neurons in ICB+ patients is higher and supports a significant discrimination between the two cohorts. These results substantiate a ventral location of neurons involved in impulsivity.

Impulsivity is associated with firing regularity in parkinsonian ventral subthalamic nucleus

Vissani M.;Micheli F.;Mazzoni A.
2022-01-01

Abstract

Impulsive–compulsive behaviors (ICB) are over-represented in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Neurons in the ventral subthalamic nucleus (STN) might play a predominant role in the modulation of impulsivity. We characterized the firing regularity of 742 subthalamic neurons from 24 PD patients (12 ICB+ and 12 ICB-) in an OFF medication state. We computed the firing regularity in the dorsal and ventral STN regions, and we compared their performance in discriminating ICB patients. Regularity of ventral neurons in ICB+ patients is higher and supports a significant discrimination between the two cohorts. These results substantiate a ventral location of neurons involved in impulsivity.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
ACN3 51530 final proof.pdf

solo utenti autorizzati

Tipologia: Documento in Pre-print/Submitted manuscript
Licenza: Creative commons (selezionare)
Dimensione 579.1 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
579.1 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11382/543910
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 0
social impact