Goals and Format

Keep a big picture focus on how this work informs us on basal ganglia function and importance.

Focus on a mix of models/techniques. Too often we get bogged down on mouse papers arguing slightly varying aspects of the same hypothesis. So this means papers in humans, primates, computational models, etc.

Discussion is the goal and key to broadening our knowledge base.

Two presenters for each date, who are also responsible for arranging food. Food buy in costs are $5 post doc/grad student/research assistant, $10 PI. Those presenting are also responsible for reserving a location and letting people know. Usually, people work in pairs and pick complimentary papers together.

Image credit: Bronfield and Bar-Gad, 2011