In a two-part seminar, Anne Churchland tells us why understanding decision-making is important, discusses common approaches to study decision-making in the lab using a variety of mammals, and outlines her group’s studies of the relationship between decision-making and action.

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Part One: How do brains decide?

Part Two: Connecting movements & neural activity during decision-making