readiness potential

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readiness potential,

n a change in the electrical activity of the brain that occurs before the subject's conscious decision to move a muscle.
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The first study of movement preparation in the human brain was conducted by Korhuber and Deecke (1965) who termed this phenomenon as Bereitschaftspotential (Readiness Potential).
High resolution DC-EEG of the Bereitschaftspotential preceding anatomically congruent versus spatially congruent bimanual finger movements.