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Advances in Psychological Science    2018, Vol. 26 Issue (4) : 667-677     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.00667
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 The neural mechanisms of goal-direct and habitual learning system
 DONG Chenjie1; LIANG Jingjing1; DONG Yuyuan2; ZHENG Zhongyan1; PENG Ziwen3
 (1 School of Psychology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China) (2 School of Education, Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing 401331, China) (3 Mental Health Center / Department of Child Psychiatry, Shenzhen Kangning Hospital, Shenzhen 518020, China)
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Abstract   The dual system model of behavior learning recognizes two distinct systems: goal-directed system and habitual system. The goal-directed system, encoding the action-outcome behavior, is associated with caudate, ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC). The habitual system, concerning stimulus-response behaviors, is associated with the putamen and supplementary motor area (SMA). Research paradigms for these two behavioral learning systems mainly include outcome devaluation and contingency degradation paradigms. A large number of studies have found a dynamic defect of goal-direct learning system and habitual learning system in obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism, addiction and other mental disorders.
Keywords goal-direct learning system      habitual learning system      caudate      putamen      stereotyped behavior     
ZTFLH:  B845  
Corresponding Authors: PENG Ziwen, E-mail:     E-mail: E-mail:
Issue Date: 28 February 2018
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DONG Chenjie,LIANG Jingjing,DONG Yuyuan, et al.  The neural mechanisms of goal-direct and habitual learning system[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(4): 667-677.
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