The role of the basal ganglia in habit formation.

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Journal Article (Review)

Many organisms, especially humans, are characterized by their capacity for intentional, goal-directed actions. However, similar behaviours often proceed automatically, as habitual responses to antecedent stimuli. How are goal-directed actions transformed into habitual responses? Recent work combining modern behavioural assays and neurobiological analysis of the basal ganglia has begun to yield insights into the neural basis of habit formation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yin, HH; Knowlton, BJ

Published Date

  • June 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 464 - 476

PubMed ID

  • 16715055

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16715055

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-0048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1471-003X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nrn1919

Language

  • eng