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April 1965

News and Comment: GENERAL NEWS

Arch Neurol. 1965;12(4):443-446. doi:10.1001/archneur.1965.00460280113011

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Report of a Meeting: Thalamic Integration of Sensory and Motor Activities.—  The role of the thalamus and its afferent and efferent relations in the integration of sensory and motor activities was the subject of the first of a projected series of international research conferences of the Parkinson's Disease Information and Research Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. The two day symposium (Nov 30-Dec 1, 1964) jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and Parkinson's Disease Foundation was devoted to topics relevant to sensorimotor integration and the application of electrophysiological techniques to the study of pathophysiological processes underlying Parkinsonism and related movement disorders. In addition to invited participants, more than 400 investigators from the varied branches of the neurological sciences attended, some of whom took part in the open discussions.The first session dealing with the anatomical organization of thalamic nuclei and their projection pathways provided

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