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

Yang, Y., DeWeese, M. R., Otazu, G. H., Zador, A. M. (2008) Millisecond-scale differences in neural activity in auditory cortex can drive decisions. Nat Neurosci, 11 (11). pp. 1262-3. ISSN 1546-1726 (Electronic)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18849984
DOI: 10.1038/nn.2211

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.

Item Type: Paper
Additional Information:
Subjects: organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > auditory cortex
bioinformatics > computational biology
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons

organism description > animal > mammal > rodent > rat
organism description > animal > mammal > rodent > rat
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Communities: CSHL labs > Zador lab
CSHL Post Doctoral Fellows
Depositing User: Leigh Johnson
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2012 15:31
Last Modified: 02 May 2013 20:57
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/25606

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