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NEURAL CODING

Closing the gate to distractors during decision-making

The act of remembering information or planning actions in short term memory can often be robust to distracting or conflicting information. Finkelstein et al. reveal the neural computations behind this robustness against distractors using a combination of optogenetics, behavior, neural recordings and neural network modelling.

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Fig. 1: Experimental design and representations of ALM activity in Finkelstein et al.

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Chong, E., Akrami, A. Closing the gate to distractors during decision-making. Nat Neurosci (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-021-00833-5

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