The role of striatum in initiation and execution of learned action sequences in rats.

@article{Bailey2006TheRO,
  title={The role of striatum in initiation and execution of learned action sequences in rats.},
  author={Kathleen R. Bailey and Robert G Mair},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={1016-25}
}
To understand the role of striatum in motor sequence learning, we trained rats to perform a series of tasks measuring speed and accuracy of responding to luminance cues presented as discriminative stimuli for single nose pokes or for sequences of nose pokes in a serial reaction time task. Habit (stimulus-response) learning was measured by comparing performances when stimuli were repeated (predictable) with when they were selected randomly (unpredictable). Sequences had defined start and end… CONTINUE READING

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