Decision & Action

Understanding the mechanisms of goal directed behavior requires understanding the neural mechanisms of decision and action selection. Researchers at Boston University use a range of different experimental and computational modeling techniques to understand cortical and subcortical mechanisms for decisions and motivated behavior. These techniques include neurophysiological recording of cortical activity, 2-photon imaging of calcium dynamics in the cortex and basal ganglia, functional magnetic resonance imaging in humans, and detailed modeling of cortical and subcortical circuits involved in decision and action selection.