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Central motor reorganization was studied in 33 subjects with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Corticospinal projections were investigated using focal magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex. Reflex pathways were examined with digital nerve stimulation. Cross-correlation analysis of multi-unit EMG was used to detect activity in branched common stem last order(More)
1. Surface EMG recordings were made from left and right homologous muscle pairs in healthy adults. During each recording session subjects were requested to maintain a weak isometric contraction of both the left and right muscle. 2. Cross-correlation analysis of the two multiunit EMG recordings from each pair of muscles was performed. Central peaks of short(More)
The mechanism underlying mirrored activity/movements in normal individuals is unknown. To investigate this, we studied 11 adults and 39 children who performed sequential finger-thumb opposition or repetitive index finger abduction. Surface electromyographic (EMG) activity recorded from the left and right first dorsal interosseous muscles (1DI) during(More)
1. Surface EMGs were recorded from pairs of muscles involved in movements of the wrist and/or digits in the upper limb and from pairs of intrinsic foot muscles in the lower limb during voluntary isometric contractions. 2. EMGs were also recorded from lower limb and trunk muscles during three different tasks: lying, standing and balancing. 3. To investigate(More)
Possible mechanisms underlying the pathological mirror movements that are seen in the majority of patients with X-linked Kallmann's syndrome have been investigated using neurophysiological techniques. An EMG was recorded from the first dorsal interosseous muscle (1DI) during voluntary self-paced abduction of one indexed finger; EMG activity could also be(More)
In adults, motoneurone pools of synergistic muscles that act around a common joint share a common presynaptic drive. Common drive can be revealed by both time domain and frequency domain analysis of EMG signals. Analysis in the frequency domain reveals significant coherence in the range 1-45 Hz, with maximal coherence in low (1-12 Hz) and high (16-32 Hz)(More)
To investigate the mechanism of mirror movements seen in X-linked Kallmann's syndrome, we measured changes of regional cerebral blood flow with H2 15O-PET. We studied six right-handed Kallmann male subjects and six matched, right-handed control subjects during an externally paced finger opposition task. The analyses were done both on a single subject and a(More)
1. Cutaneomuscular reflexes have been recorded in ten adult subjects from extensor digitorum brevis (EDB), tibialis anterior (TA), soleus (Sol), quadriceps femoris (Quad) and erector spinae (ES) following electrical stimulation of the digital nerves of the second toe. 2. Recordings were made while subjects were instructed to activate voluntarily the(More)
The common synaptic drive shared between two groups of motor neurones synchronizes the timing of discharges between the motor-neurone groups. Recordings were made of motor-unit discharges during cocontraction of ipsilateral pairs of thumb muscles in eight subjects with cerebral palsy (CP) aged 4 to 13 years and eight neurologically healthy subjects aged 4(More)
To obtain neurophysiologic evidence for a reorganization of central motor pathways in children who had suffered a cerebral lesion at birth, we performed cross-correlation analyses of multiunit EMG recordings obtained from children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy and marked mirror movements. We found that the motoneuron pools of homologous left and right hand(More)