C. H. Lücking

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In the human motor cortex structural and functional differences separate motor areas related to motor output from areas essentially involved in higher-order motor control. Little is known about the function of these higher-order motor areas during simple voluntary movement. We examined a simple finger flexion movement in six healthy subjects using a novel(More)
OBJECTIVE To improve the differential diagnosis between patients with multiple system atrophy (MSA) and idiopathic PD (IPD) with autonomic failure. BACKGROUND Some patients diagnosed with IPD are discovered to have alternative diseases such as MSA, despite the application of stringent diagnostic criteria. This differentiation is particularly difficult if(More)
Postural instability is one of the most incapacitating factors in Parkinson's disease (PD). The underlying deficits and the effects of treatment are still not well understood. The aims of the present study were: (i) to identify abnormalities of postural control in PD patients during unperturbed stance and externally perturbed stance (anterior-posterior(More)
One major challenge in neuroscience is the identification of interrelations between signals reflecting neural activity. When applying multivariate time series analysis techniques to neural signals, detection of directed relationships, which can be described in terms of Granger-causality, is of particular interest. Partial directed coherence has been(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with parkinsonian resting tremor, tremor-correlated activity in the contralateral sensorimotor cortex has been studied by both magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG). In essential tremor, MEG failed to detect cortical involvement. The objective of this study was to investigate whether EEG recording can reveal(More)
Rhythmic palatal myoclonus (RPM) is a rare movement disorder consisting of continuous synchronous jerks of the soft palate, muscles innervated by other cranial nerves and, rarely, trunk and limb muscles. It usually develops secondary to brainstem or cerebellar disease (symptomatic RPM). Some patients, however, fail to show evidence of a structural lesion(More)
The thalamus is assumed to be involved in the generation of Parkinsonian tremor. Ten patients with tremor-dominant idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) and strictly unilateral resting tremor were investigated by cerebral high-resolution 3-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI data were analyzed by an observer-independent morphometric technique,(More)
Focal transcranial magnetic stimulation of the hand-associated motor cortex was used to study normal healthy preschool children (n = 7; mean age, 4.6 years) and adults (n = 7; mean age, 29.4 years) under the conditions of standardized tonic voluntary contraction of small hand muscles. Callosally mediated inhibitory as well as corticospinally mediated(More)