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Spikes versus BOLD: what does neuroimaging tell us about neuronal activity?

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By demonstrating that fMRI responses in human MT+ increase linearly with motion coherence and comparing these responses with slopes of single-neuron firing rates in monkey MT, a new paper provides the best evidence so far that fMRI responses are proportional to firing rates.

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  1. David Heeger and Alex Huk are at the Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA. heeger@stanford.edu

    • David J. Heeger
    •  & Alex C. Huk
  2. Wilson Geisler and Duane Albrecht are at the Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA.

    • Wilson S. Geisler
    •  & Duane G. Albrecht

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