Study provides new insights into the functional neuroanatomy of motor imagery

the fixed stimulus type than for the varied stimulus type that required higher stimulus dependency. This might be especially true in the imagery mode for which subjects probably need more mental resources than for the movement mode, although this idea was not completely supported by the behavioral data (i.e., mode-by-stimulus interaction was not significant).

The results showed widespread response-related activity, reflecting many cognitive-motor processes involved in the button-press responses. This observation raises a concern about the ubiquitous assumption in neuroimaging experiments. This assumption is that subtraction of activity during a control sensorimotor task from activity during a cognitive task plus responses would reflect activity due to the cognitive task. However, such a subtraction may lead to false activation that merely reflects a difference between the complicated responses and simple movements because the response-related activity were widely present in the "nonmotor" areas including the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.

The results provide evidence to support the concept of functional gradation from more imaginative properties to more motor executive properties in many cortical and subcortical areas. The most executive areas coincided with the motor areas that directly send output to M1 or the spinal cord or the areas associated with sensory feedback processing and somato-sensorimotor association.

However, some of the movement-predominant areas also showed imagery-related activity, supporting a functional gradation from imagery to movement. Many areas in the frontoparietal cortex and posterolateral cerebellum showed similar activity between the movement and imagery modes that share multiple components of the tasks. The areas most active with imagery (PcS/MFG, precuneus) may reflect a requirement of motor inhibition or attention to hand-centered space. The left frontoparietal areas correlated

Contact: Donna Krupa
American Physiological Society

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related biology news :

1. Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly
2. Study explores gene transfer to modify underlying course of Alzheimers disease
3. Study reveals why eyes in some paintings seem to follow viewers
4. Study by Israeli scientists provides insight on DNA code
5. Study reveals first genetic step necessary for prostate cancer growth
6. Study of flu patients reveals virus outsmarting key drug
7. Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch
8. Study suggests cell-cycle triggers might be cancer drug targets
9. Study narrows search for genes placing men at increased risk for prostate cancer
10. Study links high carbohydrate diet to increased breast cancer risk
11. Study explains spatial orientation differences between sexes

Post Your Comments:

(Date:8/14/2018)... ... August 13, 2018 , ... NRD, LLC – NRD® is ... Ionizing Gun. , The ionizing gun features ergonomic design and rugged construction. ... filter and electropolished OSHA-compliant tip. This can be cleanroom packaged (P-2021-5502) or normally ...
(Date:8/14/2018)... ... August 14, 2018 , ... From ... movie “Wonder,” to a better understanding of congenital heart defects, 3-D printing is ... the latest special issue of Birth Defects Research (DOI: 10.1002/bdr2.1367). ...
(Date:8/7/2018)... ... 06, 2018 , ... Nurse practitioners and ... their healthcare careers in the past year, according to the second annual survey ... jobseekers with a wide variety of career- and employment-related resources including physician/candidate database, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/24/2018)... ... ... R3 Stem Cell is now offering regenerative therapies for COPD lung disease ... Certified providers, with outcomes significantly improving patient quality of life. , Traditional therapies for ... help repair and regenerate damaged lung tissues. Stem cell therapy for COPD ...
(Date:7/24/2018)... ... 24, 2018 , ... On August 6, 2018, BioMedGPS will ... Not just a pretty face, SmartTRAK 3.0’s latest improvements were inspired by its ... world’s first online and real-time data portal that specializes in providing competitive market ...
(Date:7/22/2018)... ... July 19, 2018 , ... Mitotech ... with Essex Bio-Investment for Phase 3 clinical program in Dry Eye Disease. Under ... SkQ1 with approximately $17m allocated towards the first Phase 3 study starting as ...
(Date:7/22/2018)... ... July 20, 2018 , ... ... automation and IT solutions with 150 employees on both the east and west ... Program. Superior Controls met the high criteria for application expertise, operational excellence ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: