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Electrophysiological Studies of Mind

  • By: Eric Halgren
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Intracellular neural currents carry inhibition and excitation from the synapses where neurons communicate to where they decide whether to fire. Those same currents give rise directly to the magnetic fields measured by the magnetoencephalogram (MEG); the equal but opposite extracellular ...