Ian’s Latest Paper On Non-specific Motor Inhibition During Response Preparation


In this set of experiments we found the surprising result that the motor system is broadly inhibited during the preparation of responses. For example, your left index finger is inhibited when you prepare to move your right pinky finger. We suggest a new framework to account for this unexpected result and propose that an inhibitory brain mechanism suppresses noise in the motor system to facilitate the recruitment of a selected action.


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