How similar are motor imagery and movement?

@article{Rodriguez2008HowSA,
  title={How similar are motor imagery and movement?},
  author={Manuel Rodriguez and Catalina Llanos and Sergio Yesid G{\'o}mez Gonz{\'a}lez and Magdalena Sabat{\'e}},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 4},
  pages={
          910-6
        }
}
It has been suggested that motor imagery (MI) has the basic components of real motion. This possibility was tested here in 17 healthy volunteers studied while performing or imaging a fast sequence of finger movements of progressive complexity, a fast and precise extension of the arm to touch a small circle with the tip of a pencil, a periodic repetitive flexion-extension of the index finger at a specified rate, and a velocity-regulated continuous rotary movement of the right hand. Motor… CONTINUE READING
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