Changes of intracortical inhibition during motor imagery in human subjects

  title={Changes of intracortical inhibition during motor imagery in human subjects},
  author={Giovanni Abbruzzese and Andrea Assini and Alessandro Buccolieri and Roberta Marchese and Carlo Trompetto},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
Paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation with a conditioning-test paradigm was used to assess changes of corticocortical inhibition and facilitation during mental simulation of sequential finger movements in normal subjects. The cortico-cortical inhibition (at interstimulus interval, ISI, of 3 ms) was significantly reduced in the relaxed opponens pollicis (OP) muscle during motor imagery, regardless of the absolute size of the test motor evoked potential. The amount of cortico-cortical… CONTINUE READING


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