Interval time coding by neurons in the presupplementary and supplementary motor areas

@article{Mita2009IntervalTC,
  title={Interval time coding by neurons in the presupplementary and supplementary motor areas},
  author={Akihisa Mita and H. Mushiake and Keisetsu Shima and Yoshiya Matsuzaka and Jun Tanji},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={502-507}
}
Interval timing is an essential guiding force of behavior. Previous reports have implicated the prefrontal and parietal cortex as being involved in time perception and in temporal decision making. We found that neurons in the medial motor areas, in particular the presupplementary motor area, participate in interval timing in the range of seconds. Monkeys were trained to perform an interval-generation task that required them to determine waiting periods of three different durations. Neuronal… CONTINUE READING
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