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Nat Neurosci. 2008 Nov;11(11):1262-3. doi: 10.1038/nn.2211. Epub 2008 Oct 12.

Millisecond-scale differences in neural activity in auditory cortex can drive decisions.

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724, USA.

Abstract

Neurons in the auditory cortex can lock to the fine timing of acoustic stimuli with millisecond precision, but it is not known whether this precise spike timing can be used to guide decisions. We used chronically implanted microelectrode pairs to stimulate neurons in the rat auditory cortex directly and found that rats can exploit differences in the timing of cortical activity that are as short as 3 ms to guide decisions.

PMID:
18849984
PMCID:
PMC4062077
DOI:
10.1038/nn.2211
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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