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We applied a new method of imaging frequency-specific changes in brain activity in humans during a finger brushing task in order to measure changes in cortical rhythms during tactile stimulation. Neuromagnetic recordings were conducted in five subjects using a whole-head MEG system during tactile stimulation of the right index finger, with or without visual(More)
The physiological basis of human cerebral asymmetry for language remains mysterious. We have used simultaneous physiological and anatomical measurements to investigate the issue. Concentrating on neural oscillatory activity in speech-specific frequency bands and exploring interactions between gestural (motor) and auditory-evoked activity, we find, in the(More)
Spontaneous fluctuations of ongoing neural activity substantially affect sensory and cognitive performance. Because bodily signals are constantly relayed up to the neocortex, neural responses to bodily signals are likely to shape ongoing activity. Here, using magnetoencephalography, we show that in humans, neural events locked to heartbeats before stimulus(More)
The relationship between neural oscillations recorded at various spatial scales remains poorly understood partly due to an overall dearth of studies utilizing simultaneous measurements. In an effort to study quantitative markers of attention during reading, we performed simultaneous magnetoencephalography (MEG) and intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG)(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the functional organization of the auditory cortex for pure tones of 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 kHz. Ten subjects were tested with a whole-head magnetometer (151 channels). The location, latency and amplitude of the generators of the N1m (the main component of the response, peaking approximately at 100 ms) were(More)
Dystonia has a wide clinical spectrum from early-onset generalized to late-onset sporadic, task-specific forms. The genetic origin of the former has been clearly established. A critical role of repetitive skilled motor tasks has been put forward for the latter, while underlying vulnerability traits are still being searched for. Using magnetoencephalography,(More)
Despite the crucial importance of direction of gaze in social interactions, it is only recently that there has been interest in human brain responses to gaze direction. Using full-head magnetoencephalography, we investigated the correlates of direction of gaze in full faces and in eyes-only stimuli, measuring the early face-responsive component between 145(More)
The present study aimed to investigate cortical activity associated with perception of illusory hand movements elicited by tendon vibration using magnetoencephalography (MEG) in humans. We compared MEG responses in two conditions of stimulation, "illusion" and "no illusion". In the "illusion" condition, covibration at different frequencies applied on the(More)
In order to explore the pathophysiological basis of a new rehabilitation therapy in writer's cramp (WC), healthy controls, untreated WC patients and WC patients who recovered a legible handwriting after rehabilitation were explored using magnetoencephalography, and the somatosensory evoked fields of fingers I, II, III and V in the sensory cortex were(More)
Most of the sounds that are biologically relevant are complex periodic sounds, i.e., they are made up of harmonics, whose frequencies are integer multiples of a fundamental frequency (Fo). The Fo of a complex sound can be varied by modifying its periodicity frequency; these variations are perceived as the pitch of the voice or as the note of a musical(More)