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Response to Comment on “Movement Intention After Parietal Cortex Stimulation in Humans”

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Science  05 Mar 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5970, pp. 1200
DOI: 10.1126/science.1183758

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Karnath et al. argue that the behavioral effects observed in our study after direct parietal and premotor electrical stimulation (DES) could reflect a decrease of local cortical activity. If so, intention and awareness would not reflect the activity of the stimulated area but the recruitment of remote regions. Although tenable, this view does not seem to be the most plausible.

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