Influence of somatosensory input on corticospinal excitability during motor imagery.

@article{Mizuguchi2012InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of somatosensory input on corticospinal excitability during motor imagery.},
  author={Nobuaki Mizuguchi and Masanori Sakamoto and Tetsuro Muraoka and Noriyoshi Moriyama and Kento Nakagawa and Hiroki Nakata and Kazuyuki Kanosue},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={514 1},
  pages={127-30}
}
Our previous studies showed that corticospinal excitability during imagery of squeezing a foam ball was enhanced by somatosensory input generated by passively holding the ball. In the present study, using the same experimental model, we investigated whether corticospinal excitability was influenced by holding the object with the hand opposite to the imagined hand. Corticospinal excitability was assessed by monitoring motor evoked potentials (MEPs) in the first dorsal interosseous muscle… CONTINUE READING