Cortical Regulation During the Early Stage of Initiation of Voluntary Swallowing in Humans

  title={Cortical Regulation During the Early Stage of Initiation of Voluntary Swallowing in Humans},
  author={Yutaka Watanabe and PhD Shinichi Abe and PhD Tatsuya Ishikawa and PhD Yoshiaki Yamada and PhD Gen-yuki Yamane},
The aim of the present study was to reveal the spatiotemporal relations among cortical regions involved in the initiation of voluntary swallowing in humans using magnetoencephalography (MEG). As a control task, finger extension movement, which is purely voluntary, was also investigated using the same techniques. The swallowing-related activity was distributed widely for 2000 ms before the electromyogram onset of the right suprahyoid muscle; however, the finger-related activity occurred in the… CONTINUE READING
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