Reaction Time to Cortical Stimulation

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Science  18 Dec 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3651, pp. 1594-1596
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3651.1594


A monkey was trained to release a lever when a stimulus was applied to the striate cortex. Reaction times to stimulation of the striate cortex were consistently 30 milliseconds shorter than reaction times to visual stimulation. The technique appears to be fruitful for analysis of neural mechanisms in a simple behavioral task.