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

Petroc Sumner, Richard A.E. Edden, Aline Bompas, C. John Evans, Krish D. Singh

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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).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)825-827
Number of pages3
JournalNature neuroscience
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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