Readiness-Potentials Preceding Unrestricted’ spontaneous’ vs. Pre-Planned Voluntary Acts

  • B. Libet
  • E. W. WrightJr.
  • C. A. Gleason
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Abstract

Discovery of the ‘Bereitschafts’ - (BP) or ‘readiness’ -potential (RP), a scalp-recorded potential change that starts up to a second or more before a self-paced motor act (Kornhuber and Deecke 1965; Gilden et al. 1966), appeared to provide an electrophysiological indicator of neuronal activity that specifically precedes and may initiate a freely. voluntary movement. There have been at least two kinds of uncertainties in this proposition.

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Unknown Time Trial Series Motor Series Volitional Process Slow Potential Shift 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Libet
    • 1
  • E. W. WrightJr.
    • 1
  • C. A. Gleason
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurological Institute-Department of Neuroscience, Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, and Department of PhysiologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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