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micro- +‎ stimulate

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microstimulate (third-person singular simple present microstimulates, present participle microstimulating, simple past and past participle microstimulated)

  1. To stimulate individual nerve cells using a small electric current.
    • 2015 August 22, “Effects of Microstimulation in the Anterior Intraparietal Area during Three-Dimensional Shape Categorization”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0136543:
      We trained rhesus monkeys to categorize disparity-defined 3D shapes and examined AIP's contribution to 3D-shape categorization by microstimulating in clusters of 3D-shape selective AIP neurons during task performance.

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