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Crouching tiger, hidden dimensions

A study finds that, during movement preparation, when motor cortex is active, but elicits no muscle output, firing of individual neurons in dorsal premotor and primary motor cortex cancels out at the level of population activity.

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Figure 1: A highly schematic illustration of the difference between the output-potent versus output-null hypothesis and the motor gating hypothesis.

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Sanger, T., Kalaska, J. Crouching tiger, hidden dimensions. Nat Neurosci 17, 338–340 (2014).

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