# Show Reference: "The basal ganglia: A vertebrate solution to the selection problem?"

The basal ganglia: A vertebrate solution to the selection problem? Neuroscience, Vol. 89, No. 4. (April 1999), pp. 1009-1023, doi:10.1016/s0306-4522(98)00319-4 by Peter Redgrave, Tony J. Prescott, Kevin Gurney
@article{redgrave-et-al-1999,
abstract = {A selection problem arises whenever two or more competing systems seek simultaneous access to a restricted resource. Consideration of several selection architectures suggests there are significant advantages for systems which incorporate a central switching mechanism. We propose that the vertebrate basal ganglia have evolved as a centralized selection device, specialized to resolve conflicts over access to limited motor and cognitive resources. Analysis of basal ganglia functional architecture and its position within a wider anatomical framework suggests it can satisfy many of the requirements expected of an efficient selection mechanism.},
author = {Redgrave, Peter and Prescott, Tony J. and Gurney, Kevin},
doi = {10.1016/s0306-4522(98)00319-4},
issn = {03064522},
journal = {Neuroscience},
keywords = {basal-ganglia, biology, motor},
month = apr,
number = {4},
pages = {1009--1023},
posted-at = {2012-02-20 10:24:03},
priority = {2},
publisher = {Elsevier Science Ltd.},
title = {The basal ganglia: A vertebrate solution to the selection problem?},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0306-4522(98)00319-4},
volume = {89},
year = {1999}
}


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