How do recurrently connected neural populations generate outgoing motor commands?
How are the different contributions of different cortical motor areas reflected in their dynamics?
This instance of the Grossman Workshop was our smallest and most intimate yet, and held at a spectacular location. Many thanks to a fantastic group of participants, which ensured lively and fruitful discussion. Out thanks also go out to Sandy and Naava Grossman for their personal participation, which extended from the intellectual to the social and included two remarkable dinner parties.
"Conservation of preparatory neural events in monkey motor cortex regardless of how movement is initiated" was recommended by Stefano Ferraina, whose work focuses on choice, motor preparation, and the suppression of movement.
Congrats to Antonio, Gamal, Andrew and John. This work employs the analysis approach of Elsayed et al. 2016, and shows that cortical preparatory activity consistently occurs before movement onset, regardless of the presence of an imposed delay.