Computational models of motivated action selection in corticostriatal circuits

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2011 Jun;21(3):381-6. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2011.02.013. Epub 2011 Apr 15.


Computational models of the basal ganglia have matured and received increasing attention over the last decade. This article reviews some of the theoretical advances offered by these models, focusing on motor and cognitive action selection, learning, and the interaction between multiple corticostriatal circuits in selection and learning.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
  • Computer Simulation*
  • Corpus Striatum / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Models, Neurological*
  • Motivation / physiology*
  • Neural Pathways / physiology