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Feb 7, 2019 12:00:00 PM
End: Feb 7, 2019 1:00:00 PM
Host: Professor Tom Mrsic-Flogel, Director
Feb 27, 2019 12:00:00 PM
End: Feb 27, 2019 1:00:00 PM
Talk Title: Testing the role of basal ganglia cell types and circuits in flexible choice behavior
Abstract: The basal ganglia are believed to play a key role in reward-based decision making, particularly in the selection of rewarded actions and suppression of undesired actions. I will discuss recent optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulation experiments that inform our understanding of how activity in striatal spiny projection neurons contributes to choice.