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Slow-adapting type I (SA-I) afferents deliver sensory signals to the somatosensory cortex during low-frequency (or static) mechanical stimulation. It has been reported that the somatosensory projection from SA-I afferents is effective and reliable for object grasping and manipulation. Despite a large number of neuroimaging studies on cortical activation(More)
Overall accuracy of noninvasive brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) based on motor imagery electroencephalography (EEG) is highly dependent on the extraction of features from the oscillation of sensorimotor rhythms (SMRs) during imagination of movements. In this study, we statistically evaluated whole-brain connectivity using the measurement of linear(More)
We investigated neurophysiologic correlates of individual differences in the modulation of sensorimotor rhythms (SMRs) in the human electroencephalography (EEG) during motor imagery. The ability of modulating SMRs to different motor imageries was correlated with the strength of alpha phase synchronization across frontal and central sensorimotor areas. The(More)
Perceptual sensitivity to tactile roughness varies across individuals for the same degree of roughness. A number of neurophysiological studies have investigated the neural substrates of tactile roughness perception, but the neural processing underlying the strong individual differences in perceptual roughness sensitivity remains unknown. In this study, we(More)
In the human mechanosensation system, rapidly adapting afferents project sensory signals of flutter (5-50Hz) to the contralateral primary somatosensory cortex (S1) and bilateral secondary somatosensory cortex (S2) whereas Pacinian afferents project sensory signals of vibration (50-400Hz) to bilateral S2. However, it remains largely unknown how somatosensory(More)
According to the hierarchical view of human somatosensory network, somatic sensory information is relayed from the thalamus to primary somatosensory cortex (S1), and then distributed to adjacent cortical regions to perform further perceptual and cognitive functions. Although a number of neuroimaging studies have examined neuronal activity correlated with(More)
Previous neural decoding studies have mainly focused on discrimination of activation patterns evoked by active movements. Nonetheless, comparatively, little attention has been devoted toward understanding how brain signals are observed with passive stimulus. In this study, we examined whether the stimulus locations on between fingers, one of the most(More)
Mechanosensation includes the detection of mechanical stimuli from mechanoreceptors and sensory signal transduction to the somatosensory cortex through neural afferents. Previous studies reported the sensory signals of flutter (5-50 Hz) and vibration (50-400 Hz) traveled through separated neural afferents of rapidly adapting type 1 (RA) and rapidly adapting(More)