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E. Carvell, PhD, PT
University of Pittsburgh
BASAL GANGLIA: WHAT DO THEY DO?
The 'automatized' production of learned motor plans.
Can this be habit-forming?
Consolidation of motor programs into efficient
goal-directed motor plans.
Implementation of simultaneous and/or sequential motor
programs according to the behavioral context (assumes prior motor learning):
memory-guided (I did drive myself
home .. didn't I?)
self-initiated (I control the
rhythm and the pace, self-imposed goals)
(perception/action coupling, deadlines)
delayed motor set (temporal
organization of behavior)
* © GEC 87,
revised 98, 2000, 2001
Nothing Useful if BG/Cortical Loops Are Disrupted