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Neurons Put the Uncertainty Into Reaction Times

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Science  18 Oct 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5286, pp. 344
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5286.344


Researchers studying the response times of individual neurons have provided a physiological explanation for why the same individual can vary widely in how long it takes to respond to a stimulus. Their results are reported on ( page 427) of this issue. The researchers invite you to test your own reaction time by downloading a 10-trial demo(1 MB, for Macintosh only).