Neural activity throughout the cortex is correlated with perceptual decisions

A new study from the Tank and Brody Labs published in Neuron finds that more complex tasks engage more widespread computations across the cortex. 

Mice were trained on three different VR decision making tasks of varying degrees of complexity and either inactivated many different areas in the dorsal cortex, or performed wide field imaging. It was found that more complex tasks engage more widespread computations across the cortex.

Authors: Lucas Pinto, Kanaka Rajan, Brian DePasquale, Stephan Y. Thiberge, David W. Tank, Carlos D. Brody


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