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Precursor processes of human self-initiated action

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A gradual buildup of electrical potential over motor areas precedes self-initiated movements. Recently, such "readiness potentials" (RPs) were attributed to stochastic fluctuations in neural activity. We developed a new experimental paradigm that operationalized self-initiated actions as endogenous 'skip' responses while waiting for target stimuli in a perceptual decision task. We compared these to a block of trials where participants could not choose when to skip, but were instead instructed...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.09.057

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
NeuroImage Journal website
Volume:
165
Pages:
35-47
Publication date:
2017-09-28
Acceptance date:
2017-09-26
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EISSN:
1095-9572
ISSN:
1053-8119
Pmid:
28966084
Source identifiers:
735137
Language:
English
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pubs:735137
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uuid:6dcdcfb9-9214-4102-b449-2adaff416061
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pubs:735137
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2017-11-14

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