Functional magnetic resonance imaging of somatosensory cortex activity produced by electrical stimulation of the median nerve or tactile stimulation of the index finger.

@article{Boakye2000FunctionalMR,
  title={Functional magnetic resonance imaging of somatosensory cortex activity produced by electrical stimulation of the median nerve or tactile stimulation of the index finger.},
  author={Maxwell Boakye and Sean C Huckins and Nikolaus M. Szeverenyi and B I Taskey and Charles J. Hodge},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={774-83}
}
OBJECT Functional magnetic resonance (fMR) imaging was used to determine patterns of cerebral blood flow changes in the somatosensory cortex that result from median nerve stimulation (MNS). METHODS Ten healthy volunteers underwent stimulation of the right median nerve at frequencies of 5.1 Hz (five volunteers) and 50 Hz (five volunteers). The left median nerve was stimulated at frequencies of 5.1 Hz (two volunteers) and 50 Hz (five volunteers). Tactile stimulation (with a soft brush) of the… CONTINUE READING