Complexity Digest 2008.21 - 06.01
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Free Choice Activates A Decision Circuit Between Frontal And Parietal Cortex, Nature
Excerpts: We often face alternatives that we are free to choose between. Planning movements to select an alternative involves several areas in frontal and parietal cortex that are anatomically connected into long-range circuits. These areas must coordinate their activity to select a common movement goal, but how neural circuits make decisions remains poorly understood. (...). We find that correlations in spike and local field potential (LFP) activity between these areas are greater when monkeys are freely making choices than when they are following instructions. We propose that a decision circuit featuring a sub-population of cells in frontal and parietal cortex may exchange information to coordinate activity between these areas.
- Source: Free Choice Activates A Decision Circuit Between Frontal And Parietal Cortex
[ http://www.nature/nature/journal/v453/n7193/full/nature06849.html ], Bijan Pesaran, Matthew J. Nelson, Richard A. Andersen, DOI: 10.1038/nature06849, Nature 453, 406-409, 08/05/15