Takuya Morishita

Kozo Funase15
Kazumasa Uehara13
Shinji Kubota10
Masato Hirano8
15Kozo Funase
13Kazumasa Uehara
10Shinji Kubota
8Masato Hirano
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The aim of this study was to investigate the neural mechanisms underlying the changes in the ipsilateral primary motor cortex (ipsi-M1) excitability induced during the unilateral rhythmic muscle contraction of the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) (rhythmic contraction) muscle with three different frequencies of auditory cues (1, 2, and 3 Hz). The effect of(More)
The effects of a sensorimotor task on ipsilateral primary motor cortex (ipsi-M1) excitability mediated via the transcallosal pathway, including the changes in short-interval intracortical inhibition (SICI) and intracortical facilitation (ICF), were examined in ten right-handed subjects. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) was delivered to evoke a motor(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether there is a functional difference in short-latency (SIHI) and long-latency (LIHI) interhemispheric inhibition from the active to the resting primary motor cortex (M1) with paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation during a unilateral muscle contraction. In nine healthy right-handed participants,(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether the excitatory ipsilateral primary motor cortex (ipsi-M1) is affected by changes in the frequency of rhythmic voluntary contraction of the left first dorsal interosseous (FDI) induced by repetitive abduction of the left index-finger. Transcranial magnetic stimulations were delivered to the left M1 during(More)
INTRODUCTION We investigated the extent to which the corticospinal inputs delivered to Ia inhibitory interneurons influence the strength of disynaptic reciprocal Ia inhibition. METHODS Seventeen healthy subjects participated in this study. The degree of reciprocal Ia inhibition was determined via short-latency (condition-test interval: 1-3ms) suppression(More)
The effect of performance of a sensorimotor task on the interhemispheric inhibition (IHI) induced from the active primary motor cortex (M1) to the resting M1 was examined in 10 right-handed subjects. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) was performed to produce motor evoked potentials (MEP) in the resting right (Rt)-first dorsal interosseous (FDI). For(More)
Patterned sensory nerve stimulation has been shown to induce plastic changes in the reciprocal Ia inhibitory circuit. However, the mechanisms underlying these changes have not yet been elucidated in detail. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the reactivity of Ia inhibitory interneurons could be altered by patterned sensory nerve(More)
We aimed to investigate the effects of the tactile stimulation to an observer's fingertips at the moment that they saw an object being pinched by another person on the excitability of observer's primary motor cortex (M1) using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). In addition, the above effects were also examined during action observation combined with(More)
In the present study, we used transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to investigate the changes in the excitability of the left primary motor cortex (M1) innervating the hand muscles and in short-interval intracortical inhibition (SICI) during speech describing hand or leg movements. In experiment 1, we investigated the effects of the contents of speech on(More)
Performing a complex unimanual motor task markedly increases activation not only in the hemisphere contralateral to the task-performing hand but also in the ipsilateral hemisphere. Transcranial magnetic stimulation studies showed increased motor evoked potential amplitude recorded in resting hand muscles contralateral to the task-performing hand during a(More)