Human decisions about when to act originate within a basal forebrain-nigral circuit

Nima Khalighinejad, Luke Priestley, Saad Jbabdi & Matthew Rushworth
Decisions about when to act are critical for survival in humans as in animals but how a desire is translated into the decision that an action is worth taking at any particular point in time is incompletely understood. Here we show that a simple model developed to explain when animals decide it is worth taking an action also explains a significant portion of the variance in timing observed when humans take voluntary actions. The model...
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