Interactions between frontal cortex and basal ganglia in working memory: A computational model

  title={Interactions between frontal cortex and basal ganglia in working memory: A computational model},
  author={M. Frank and Bryan Loughry and R. O'Reilly},
  journal={Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience},
  • M. Frank, Bryan Loughry, R. O'Reilly
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience
  • The frontal cortex and the basal ganglia interact via a relatively well understood and elaborate system of interconnections. In the context of motor function, these interconnections can be understood as disinhibiting, or “releasing the brakes,” on frontal motor action plans: The basal ganglia detect appropriate contexts for performing motor actions and enable the frontal cortex to execute such actions at the appropriate time. We build on this idea in the domain of working memory through the use… CONTINUE READING
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