Striatal direct and indirect pathways control decision-making behavior

@inproceedings{Macpherson2014StriatalDA,
  title={Striatal direct and indirect pathways control decision-making behavior},
  author={Tom Macpherson and Makiko Morita and Takatoshi Hikida},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2014}
}
Despite our ever-changing environment, animals are remarkably adept at selecting courses of action that are predictive of optimal outcomes. While requiring the contribution of a number of brain regions, a vast body of evidence implicates striatal mechanisms of associative learning and action selection to be critical to this ability. While numerous models of striatal-based decision-making have been developed, it is only recently that we have begun to understand the precise contributions of… CONTINUE READING

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