PerspectiveNeuroscience

Neurons in Action

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Science  07 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5574, pp. 1817-1818
DOI: 10.1126/science.1073592

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Summary

Researchers dream of being able to harness the activity of cortical neurons to control neuroprosthetic devices that drive movement. In their Perspective, König and Verschure discuss new findings ( Taylor et al.) suggesting that only a small group of neurons in the motor cortex may be required in a system that uses visual feedback to fine-tune neuronal activity.