Interval tuning in the primate medial premotor cortex as a general timing mechanism.

@article{Merchant2013IntervalTI,
  title={Interval tuning in the primate medial premotor cortex as a general timing mechanism.},
  author={Hugo Merchant and Oswaldo P{\'e}rez and Wilbert Zarco and J. Cabrera G{\'a}mez},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 21},
  pages={9082-96}
}
The precise quantification of time during motor performance is critical for many complex behaviors, including musical execution, speech articulation, and sports; however, its neural mechanisms are primarily unknown. We found that neurons in the medial premotor cortex (MPC) of behaving monkeys are tuned to the duration of produced intervals during rhythmic tapping tasks. Interval-tuned neurons showed similar preferred intervals across tapping behaviors that varied in the number of produced… CONTINUE READING
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