What do the basal ganglia do? A modeling perspective

@article{Chakravarthy2010WhatDT,
  title={What do the basal ganglia do? A modeling perspective},
  author={V. Srinivasa Chakravarthy and Denny Joseph and Raju Surampudi Bapi},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
  year={2010},
  volume={103},
  pages={237-253}
}
Basal ganglia (BG) constitute a network of seven deep brain nuclei involved in a variety of crucial brain functions including: action selection, action gating, reward based learning, motor preparation, timing, etc. In spite of the immense amount of data available today, researchers continue to wonder how a single deep brain circuit performs such a bewildering range of functions. Computational models of BG have focused on individual functions and fail to give an integrative picture of BG… 
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