The role of the basal ganglia in motivated behavior

@inproceedings{DaCunha2012TheRO,
  title={The role of the basal ganglia in motivated behavior},
  author={Claudio Da Cunha and Alexander G{\'o}mez-A and Charles D. Blaha},
  booktitle={Reviews in the neurosciences},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract The present paper reviews foundational and contemporary theories of motivated behaviors and the growing body of evidence that they require specific functional interactions within the basal ganglia. Such evidence suggests that unconditioned responses (UR), conditioned responses (CR), goal-directed actions and stimulus-response (S-R) habits are selected in the basal ganglia. Such selection depends on activation of striatal neurons by cortical and subcortical neurons encoding… 
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