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A closed-loop model of motor control predicts that central deafferentation should disrupt cortical motor processes when imagining movements of paralyzed limbs. To test this prediction, event-related potentials (ERP) were recorded from the supplementary motor area and the primary sensorimotor area in individuals with paraplegia or quadriplegia as well as(More)
Position sense has been found to decay as a function of the time delay the limb remains in a static position prior to movement onset. Position sense has also been found to deteriorate as a function of aging, with increased reliance on vision by the elderly. This study investigated whether the pointing kinematics of elderly adults were differentially(More)
Neuroimaging and electrophysiological studies have shown that executed action and motor imagery activate common neuronal substrates, leading to the hypothesis that movement preparation and motor imagery are functionally equivalent processes. This study further tested the functional equivalence hypothesis by determining whether electrocortical patterns(More)
This study investigated the effect of lengthening the time the hand remains immobilized on an aiming movement performed by Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and elderly adults, and whether visual information could compensate for the effects of delay. In Experiment One, PD patients and elderly adults kept the limb in a static position for 1, 6, or 10 s prior(More)
Altered aiming movements in Parkinsons disease patients and elderly adults as a function of delays in movement onset Abstract This study investigated the effect of lengthening the time the hand remains immobilized on an aiming movement performed by Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and elderly adults, and whether visual information could compensate for the(More)
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