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Monkey See, Monkey Think About Doing

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Science  09 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5681, pp. 162-163
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5681.162a

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On page 258, neurophysiologists report eavesdropping on neurons in a cognitive brain area involved in planning--but not executing--future arm movements. The work is a big step toward using goal-oriented signals in prosthetic devices.