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Behavioural report of single neuron stimulation in somatosensory cortex
 

Summary: LETTERS
Behavioural report of single neuron stimulation in
somatosensory cortex
Arthur R. Houweling1,2
& Michael Brecht1,2
Understanding how neural activity in sensory cortices relates to
perception is a central theme of neuroscience. Action potentials of
sensory cortical neurons can be strongly correlated to properties
of sensory stimuli1
and reflect the subjective judgements of an
individual about stimuli2
. Microstimulation experiments have
established a direct link from sensory activity to behaviour3,4
, sug-
gesting that small neuronal populations can influence sensory
decisions5
. However, microstimulation does not allow identifica-
tion and quantification of the stimulated cellular elements6
. The
sensory impact of individual cortical neurons therefore remains

  

Source: Andrzejak, Ralph Gregor - Departament de Tecnologia, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

 

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