Midbrain contributions to sensorimotor decision making.

@article{Felsen2012MidbrainCT,
  title={Midbrain contributions to sensorimotor decision making.},
  author={Gidon Felsen and Zachary F. Mainen},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={108 1},
  pages={
          135-47
        }
}
Making decisions about future actions is a fundamental function of the nervous system. Classical theories hold that separate sets of brain regions are responsible for selecting and implementing an action. Traditionally, action selection has been considered the domain of high-level regions, such as the prefrontal cortex, whereas action generation is thought to be carried out by dedicated cortical and subcortical motor regions. However, increasing evidence suggests that the activity of individual… CONTINUE READING

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