The Corticostriatal Circuit: Motivation and Action

The key nodes of this circuit interact to shape what we need, want, and enjoy in our changing world. This circuit develops motiviation so that we can achieve what we find rewarding by coordinating our behaviors to generate appropriate action to achieve our goals. Disorder within this circuit can result in externalized dysfunctions such as substance abuse and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders and well as internalized disorders such as depression.

Hariri, A. (2015).Looking Inside the Disordered Brain
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