present study provides direct evidence for competition at the neural level by demonstrating three essential features of the MTL–striatum interaction
These results suggest that engagement of the declarative and nondeclarative memory systems may be modulated by task demands when the material to be learned is identical.
modulated by whether the task encourages the use of declarative versus nondeclarative memory processes or strategies.
rapid reciprocal changes in the engagement of these regions.
category learning relies primarily upon the striatum
MTL becomes important later in training