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A reorganisation of neural synchronisation in human motor performance

posted Jul 2, 2014, 4:58 AM by Tjeerd B

When large groups of neurons interact they generate synchronous brain rhythms. These brain rhythms, in turn, influence when individual neurons fire and hence coordinate their distributed activities. In this paper we show that in human subjects who perform rapid movements towards a target the frequency of synchronous brain rhythms only changes when they make a movement error. This reorganization in synchronous brain activity likely reflects changed information processing involved in parsing prediction errors and updating motor commands.