The book is a compendium of the aforementioned subclass of models of Basal Ganglia, which presents some the key existent theories of Basal Ganglia function. The book presents computational models of basal ganglia-related disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and addiction. Importantly, it highlights the applications of understanding the role of the basal ganglia to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. The purpose of the present book is to amend and expand on James Houk’s book (MIT press; ASIN: B010BF4U9K) by providing a comprehensive overview on computational models of the basal ganglia. This book caters to researchers and academics from the area of computational cognitive neuroscience.
Exhaustively reviews the key recent research into the empirical and theoretical work on basal ganglia function
Presents neuroscience models of the basal ganglia in dopamine, deep brain stimulation, motor processes, and many other topics
Demonstrates the link between the computational models presented with the function of the basal ganglia