09/06/2017 - LNC - Neil Schwartz (Univ California, San Francisco)

Neil Schwartz (Univ California, San Francisco)

Cortico-striatal regulation of conflicting behavioral drives​

I am interested in experience- and pathological-associated regulation of motivated behavior. In my talk, I’ll describe 2 projects in which we investigated how experience-dependent and chronic pain-associated changes in cortico-striatal circuits regulate approach-avoidance choice and motivation to work for a reward.