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Neuron. 2013 Jan 23;77(2):216-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.01.003.

Volitional control of cortical oscillations and synchrony.

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Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Washington National Primate Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7290, USA.


Oscillatory activity in motor cortex has been observed in many experimental contexts, leading to various hypotheses about its possible behavioral function. In this issue of Neuron, Engelhard et al. (2013) report that oscillations can be volitionally controlled, opening new directions to explore their function and underlying mechanisms.

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