Corticospinal facilitation during first and third person imagery

  title={Corticospinal facilitation during first and third person imagery},
  author={Alissa D. Fourkas and Alessio Avenanti and Cosimo Urgesi and Salvatore Maria Aglioti},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
Motor imagery can be defined as the covert rehearsal of movement. Previous research with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has demonstrated that motor imagery increases the corticospinal excitability of the primary motor cortex in the area corresponding to the representation of the muscle involved in the imagined movement. This research, however, has been limited to imagery of oneself in motion. We extend the TMS research by contrasting first person imagery and third person imagery of… CONTINUE READING