Combining observation and imagery of an action enhances human corticospinal excitability

@article{Sakamoto2009CombiningOA,
  title={Combining observation and imagery of an action enhances human corticospinal excitability},
  author={Masanori Sakamoto and Tetsuro Muraoka and Nobuaki Mizuguchi and Kazuyuki Kanosue},
  journal={Neuroscience Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={65},
  pages={23-27}
}
The present study investigated whether combining observation and imagery of an action increased corticospinal excitability over the effects of either manipulation performed alone. Corticospinal excitability was assessed by motor-evoked potentials in the biceps brachii muscle following transcranial magnetic stimulation over the motor cortex during observation, imagery or both. The action utilized was repetitive elbow flexion/extension. Simultaneous observation and imagery of the elbow action… CONTINUE READING

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