A heterogeneous population code for elapsed time in rat medial agranular cortex.

@article{Matell2011AHP,
  title={A heterogeneous population code for elapsed time in rat medial agranular cortex.},
  author={Matthew S. Matell and Eric Shea-Brown and Cindy Gooch and A George Wilson and John Rinzel},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={125 1},
  pages={54-73}
}
The neural mechanisms underlying the temporal control of behavior are largely unknown. Here we recorded from medial agranular cortex neurons in rats while they freely behaved in a temporal production task, the peak-interval procedure. Due to variability in estimating the time of food availability, robust responding typically bracketed the expected duration, starting some time before and ending some time after the signaled delay. These response periods provided analytic "steady state" windows… CONTINUE READING

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