Decision-making in sensorimotor control
Flanagan, J Randall
Nature Reviews Neuroscience
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Gallivan, J., Chapman, C., Wolpert, D., & Flanagan, J. R. (2018). Decision-making in sensorimotor control. Nature Reviews Neuroscience https://doi.org/10.1038/s41583-018-0045-9
Skilled sensorimotor interactions with the world result from a series of decision- making processes that determine, based on information extracted during the unfolding sequence of events, which movements to make and when and how to make them. Despite this inherent link between decision-making and sensorimotor control, research into each of these two areas has largely evolved in isolation, and it is only relatively recently that researchers have begun investigating how they interact and, together, influence behaviour. Here we review recent behavioural, neurophysiological and computational research that highlights the role of decision-making processes in the selection, planning and control of goal-directed movements in humans and nonhuman primates.
The authors thank the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society Noreen Murray Professorship in Neurobiology (to D.M.W.).
Wellcome Trust (097803/Z/11/Z)
Royal Society (RP120142)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41583-018-0045-9
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279968