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In this pilot study we evaluated electroencephalographic (EEG) mean frequency changes induced by prefrontal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and investigated whether they depended on tDCS electrode montage. Eight healthy volunteers underwent tDCS for 15 min during EEG recording. They completed six tDCS sessions, 1 wk apart, testing left and(More)
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) at low intensity induces changes in cortical excitability that persist after polarization ends. The effects of anodal and cathodal polarization remain controversial. We studied changes in visual evoked potentials (VEPs) during and after anodal and cathodal tDCS by applying, in healthy volunteers, 1 mA(More)
When learning a novel motor task, the sensorimotor system must develop new strategies to efficiently control the limb(s) involved, and this adaptation appears to be developed through the construction of a behavioral map known as an 'internal model'. A common method to uncover the mechanisms of adaptation and reorganization processes is to expose the system(More)
Blinking, a motor act consisting of a closing and an opening eyelid movement, can be performed voluntarily, spontaneously, and reflexly. In this study we investigated the kinematic features of voluntary, spontaneous, and reflex blinking in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), OFF and ON dopaminergic treatment. Patients were asked to blink voluntarily as(More)
BACKGROUND In humans, the implementation of multijoint tasks of the arm implies a highly complex integration of sensory information, sensorimotor transformations and motor planning. Computational models can be profitably used to better understand the mechanisms sub-serving motor control, thus providing useful perspectives and investigating different control(More)
BACKGROUND Optic neuritis related to multiple sclerosis and diabetic retinopathy are relatively selective post-retinal and retinal vision disorders. Vision impairment in both conditions is reliably measured by testing critical fusion frequency (CFF). METHODS To examine color vision, we measured the CFF in response to red and blue stimuli, and tested CFF(More)
OBJECTIVES Activation of the trigeminovascular system and sensitisation of brainstem trigeminal nuclei are thought to play an important role in migraine. The aim of this study was to investigate the blink reflex and its habituation in patients with "chronic migraine". METHODS We studied 35 patients suffering from "chronic migraine" (IHS classification(More)
OBJECTIVE Activation of the trigemino-vascular system as well as of brainstem trigeminal nuclei are thought to play an important role in migraine. The aim of this study was to investigate the habituation phenomenon of the blink reflex in 30 headache-free migraine patients and 30 control subjects. METHODS An electromyographic device with a specific(More)
INTRODUCTION Polyneuropathy leads to postural instability and an increased risk of falling. We investigated how impaired motor impairment and proprioceptive input due to neuropathy influences postural strategies. METHODS Platformless bisegmental posturography data were recorded in healthy subjects and patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating(More)