From sensory evidence to a motor command

Curr Biol. 2000 Jun 1;10(11):R404-6. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(00)00504-2.


New insight into how the brain makes a decision has come from a study of the effects of the decision-making process on an eye movement evoked by electrical stimulation of the frontal cortex. The accumulation of sensory evidence was found to cause a gradual commitment toward a choice.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Choice Behavior
  • Decision Making*
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Eye Movements / physiology*
  • Frontal Lobe / physiology*
  • Haplorhini
  • Humans
  • Models, Neurological
  • Models, Psychological
  • Motor Activity / physiology*
  • Psychomotor Performance / physiology*