Caudate clues to rewarding cues.


Journal Article

Behavioral studies indicate that prior experience can influence discrimination of subsequent stimuli. The mechanisms responsible for highlighting a particular aspect of the stimulus, such as motion or color, as most relevant and thus deserving further scrutiny, however, remain poorly understood. In the current issue of Neuron, demonstrate that neurons in the caudate nucleus of the basal ganglia signal which dimension of a visual cue, either color or location, is associated with reward in an eye movement task. These findings raise the possibility that this structure participates in the reward-based control of visual attention.

Full Text

Cited Authors

  • Platt, ML

Published Date

  • January 31, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 316 - 318

PubMed ID

  • 11832219

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11832219

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0896-6273

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0896-6273(02)00579-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States