Frontostriatal Interactions in Learning and Decision Making
- When April 14, 2017, 11 a.m.
- WhoMichael J. Frank, PhD
Professor, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences
Director, Initiative for Computation in Brain and Mind; Brown Institute for Brain Sciences
- Where Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016
The basal ganglia are a brain network classically studied for their role in motor control, but are now well known to also be involved in motivation, learning and decision making. Dr. Michael J. Frank will give an overview of some of the relevant mechanisms and how their disruption in disease and by therapeutic intervention can lead to alterations in motivated decision making.
Michael J. Frank, PhD