Researchers uncover ‘predictive neuron orchestra’ behind looking and reaching movements New …

Different groups of neurons “predict” the body’s subsequent looking and reaching movements, suggesting an orchestration among distinct parts of the brain, a team of neuroscientists has found. The study enhances our understanding of the decision-making process, potentially offering insights into different forms of mental illness–afflictions in which this dynamic is typically impaired. “Identifying which neurons are involved in looking and reaching actions means we can actually see them firing before these decisions are made, offering a crystal ball of sorts into subsequent movements,” said Bijan Pesaran, an associate professor at NYU’s Center for Neural Science, member of NYU’s Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making, and the study’s senior author. It’s long been known that selecting and planning actions involve recruiting neurons across many areas of the brain. Specifically,…


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