Kavli Lecture - Making and Breaking Habits: the Basal Ganglia in Action

11/28/2012 - 6:45pm
Ann M. Graybiel


McGovern institute for Brain research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


The same brain that can construct language, music, and mathematics also lets us develop habits of thought and action. Dr. Graybiel will highlight research directed towards understanding how we make and break habits and how the neurobiology of the brain’s habit system is helping to advance understanding of human problems ranging from Parkinson’s disease to obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and addiction.


Co-hosted by the Carnegie Institution for Science with the Royal Embassy of Norway, the Norwegian Academy of Science, and the Kavli Foundation.