Brain Cortical Activation during Guitar-Induced Hand Dystonia Studied by Functional MRI

@article{Pujol2000BrainCA,
  title={Brain Cortical Activation during Guitar-Induced Hand Dystonia Studied by Functional MRI},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Pujol and J. Roset-Llobet and D. Rosin{\'e}s-Cubells and Joan Deus and Bernat Narberhaus and Josep Valls-Sol{\'e} and Antoni Capdevila and {\'A}lvaro Pascual-Leone},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2000},
  volume={12},
  pages={257-267}
}
Focal hand dystonia in musicians is a strongly task-related movement disorder. Typically, symptoms become apparent only when players execute specific overpracticed skilled exercises on their instrument. We therefore examined five guitarists with functional MRI during dystonic symptom provocation by means of an adapted guitar inside the magnet. The activation patterns obtained in comparable nondystonic guitarists and in the study patients when performing normal-hand exercise served as references… 

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