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Functional imaging studies have shown that elderly individuals activate widespread additional brain networks, compared to young subjects, when performing motor tasks. However, the parameters that effect this unique neural activation, including the spatial distribution of this activation across hemispheres, are still largely unknown. Here, we examined the(More)
The cerebral hemispheres of humans exhibit functional asymmetries. It is generally thought that the left hemisphere contributes to higher order planning of demanding motor tasks, while the right hemisphere plays an important role in processing visual or proprioceptive stimuli and controls spatial attention. Few studies have directly investigated which(More)
Complex bimanual motor learning causes specific changes in activation across brain regions. However, there is little information on how motor learning changes the functional connectivity between these regions, and whether this is influenced by different sensory feedback modalities. We applied graph-theoretical network analysis (GTNA) to examine functional(More)
Principal components analysis (PCA) has not been very much in vogue within the field of movement coordination even though it is useful to reduce data dimensionality and to reveal underlying data structures. Traditionally, studies of coordination between two joints have predominantly made use of relative phase analyses. This has resulted in the(More)
Manual asymmetries in limb kinematics and eye-hand coordination have usually been attributed to differences in online processing capabilities between the left and the right cerebral hemisphere. In the present fMRI experiment, we examined in right handers the brain areas involved in eye-hand coordination with either the left or the right hand. Although(More)
The present study addressed the nature of the memory representation for interlimb coordination tasks. For this purpose, the acquisition of a multifrequency (2:1) task with the ipsilateral limbs and transfer to the ipsilateral and contralateral body side was examined. In particular, subjects practiced a 2:1 coordination pattern whereby the right arm moved(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to reveal the shared neural resources between movements performed with effectors of the left versus right body side. Prior to scanning, subjects extensively practiced a complex coordination pattern involving cyclical motions of the ipsilateral hand and foot according to a 90 degrees out-of-phase coordination(More)
Individuals with nonspecific low back pain (NSLBP) show a decreased sit-to-stand-to-sit (STSTS) performance. This dynamic sensorimotor task requires integration of sensory and motor information in the brain. Therefore, a better understanding of the underlying central mechanisms of impaired sensorimotor performance and the presence of NSLBP is needed. The(More)
Asymmetries in the kinematics and neural substrates of voluntary right and left eye-hand coordinated movements have been accredited to differential hemispheric specialization. An alternative explanation for between-hand movement differences could result from hand preference related effects. To test both assumptions, an experiment was conducted with left-(More)