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More GABA, less distraction: a neurochemical predictor of motor decision speed

Sumner, Petroc, Edden, Richard Anthony Edward, Bompas, Aline Elisabeth Dominique, Evans, Christopher John and Singh, Krish Devi 2010. More GABA, less distraction: a neurochemical predictor of motor decision speed. Nature Neuroscience 13 (7) , pp. 825-827. 10.1038/nn.2559

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Abstract

People vary markedly in the efficiency with which they can resolve competitive action decisions, even simple ones such as shifting gaze to one stimulus rather than another. We found that an individual's ability to rapidly resolve such competition is predicted by the concentration of GABA, the main inhibitory neurotransmitter, in a region of frontal cortex that is relevant for eye movements, but not in a control region (occipital cortex).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)
Psychology
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 1097-6256
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:48
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/12179

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