Findings will impact learning and could lead to improved treatments for Parkinson’s disease
Using diffusion spectrum imaging and fiber technology, Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have identified a new way that several brain areas communicate in the striatum. The findings illustrate structural and functional connections that allow the brain to use reinforcement learning to make spatial decisions. This discovery will impact learning and could lead to improved treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
Credit: Carnegie Mellon University
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health funded this research.
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