Ann Graybiel: The Brain, Habits and Rituals

Ann Graybiel, 2012 Kavli Prize Laureate in Neuroscience, has unravelled the modular architecture of the striatum, and discovered striatal plasticity underlying habit learning. Her detailed analysis of how multiple cortico-striatal loops change when animals learn new skills reveals the way neuronal circuits organize familiar motor patterns into action sequences. 

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