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Many paths from state to state


Humans and animals can collect and maintain information that guides decisions, but how neural circuits achieve this is unknown. It seems neural populations may do so by passing through diverse states in many possible sequences.

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Figure 1: Flight routes for two hypothetical airlines illustrate a key analysis.

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Kaufman, M., Churchland, A. Many paths from state to state. Nat Neurosci 19, 1541–1542 (2016).

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