Stable and plastic unit discharge patterns during behavioral generalization

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Science  23 Apr 1976:
Vol. 192, Issue 4237, pp. 393-396
DOI: 10.1126/science.1257778


A movable microelectrode was implanted in adult cats trained to respond differentially to two different frequencies of light flicker. Unit responses were recorded along cortical and thalamic trajectories. The late components of the poststimulus response of 29% of the cells examined showed statistically significant differences when data from different behavioral outcomes to the same neutral generalization stimulus were compared.