Microcircuits , Molecules , and Motivated Behavior Microcircuits in the Striatum

  title={Microcircuits , Molecules , and Motivated Behavior Microcircuits in the Striatum},
  author={J. Paul Bolam and Rapporteur H. BERGMAN and Ann M. Graybiel and Masahiro Kimura and Dietmar Plenz and H. S. Seung and D. James Surmeier and Jeffery R. Wickens},
The aim of this chapter is to bring together data from anatomical, neurochemical, physiological, and behavioral studies in an attempt to understand how the properties of the microcircuits of the striatum can underlie behavior in reward-related paradigms. The canonical microcircuit of the striatum in relation to corticostriatal and dopaminergic afferents is first described. Mechanisms of the selection of “appropriate assemblies of cortical neurons” for the required behavior, by the microcircuit… CONTINUE READING