DOI: 10.1101/776393
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Sara J Hussain, Mary K Vollmer, Iñaki Iturrate, Romain Quentin

Abstract: Key points summary• Motor cortical activity alternates between periods of excitation and inhibition, but the influence of these brain states on fundamental motor behaviors like movement initiation is unknown.• We examined whether self-paced voluntary movements are preferentially initiated during optimal sensorimotor oscillatory phases.• Our results showed no evidence that voluntary movements were predominantly initiated during optimal phases across a range of frequencies.• We conclude that initiation of volun…

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