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23 January 2007

Basal Ganglia Contribute to Learning, but Also Certain Disorders (BrainWork - 23 January 2007)

Cvr_sm_brainworkAn article on the basal ganglia and the area's newly discovered prominence in learning and reward has been published in the Dana Foundation's BrainWork Neuroscience Newsletter.

Excerpt:

Move over, hippocampus. The basal ganglia, a group of interconnected brain areas located deep in the cerebral cortex, have proved to be at work in learning, the formation of good and bad habits, and some psychiatric and addictive disorders...

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