The Subthalamic Nucleus: Unravelling New Roles and Mechanisms in the Control of Action.

@article{Bonnevie2018TheSN,
  title={The Subthalamic Nucleus: Unravelling New Roles and Mechanisms in the Control of Action.},
  author={Tora Bonnevie and Kareem A. Zaghloul},
  journal={The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry},
  year={2018},
  pages={
          1073858418763594
        }
}
How do we decide what we do? This is the essence of action control, the process of selecting the most appropriate response among multiple possible choices. Suboptimal action control can involve a failure to initiate or adapt actions, or conversely it can involve making actions impulsively. There has been an increasing focus on the specific role of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) in action control. This has been fueled by the clinical relevance of this basal ganglia nucleus as a target for deep… CONTINUE READING
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