Functional Assessment of Corticospinal System Excitability in Karate Athletes

@inproceedings{Moscatelli2016FunctionalAO,
  title={Functional Assessment of Corticospinal System Excitability in Karate Athletes},
  author={Fiorenzo Moscatelli and Giovanni Messina and Anna Valenzano and Vincenzo Maria Monda and Andrea Viggiano and Antonietta Messina and Annamaria Petito and Antonio Ivano Triggiani and Michela Anna Pia Ciliberti and Marcellino Monda and Laura Capranica and Giuseppe Cibelli},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the involvement of the primary motor cortex (M1) in the coordination performance of karate athletes through transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). METHODS Thirteen right-handed male karate athletes (25.0±5.0 years) and 13 matched non-athlete controls (26.7±6.2 years) were enrolled. A single-pulse TMS was applied using a figure-eight coil stimulator. Resting motor threshold (rMT) was determined. Surface electromyography was recorded from the first dorsal… CONTINUE READING
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