Isamu Shibamoto

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Specific areas of cortical activity during solid bolus swallowing in humans are unknown. We tested the hypothesis that cortical representations of swallowing in humans may vary by bolus type. Twenty-one normal subjects swallowed three kinds of food: agar (solid), a capsule and water. We followed the same countdown method for identification of the cortical(More)
The aim of this study was to confirm the response in patients stimulated at the trigger point (K-point). Since we have already clinically encountered patients with hyperactive bite reflexes who were able to open their mouth and swallow after stimulation of the trigger point, we investigated this response in other brain-damaged patients. The trigger point(More)
bolus swallowing in humans are unknown. We tested the hypothesis that cortical representations of swallowing in humans may vary by bolus type. Twenty-one normal subjects swallowed three kinds of food: agar (solid), a capsule and water. We followed the same countdown method for identification of the cortical representations during swallowing performances as(More)
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