Modulation of somatosensory evoked potentials during isometric contraction in relation to hand use.

Abstract

The aim of the study was to assess the effect of the hand used on the modulation of somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) during isometric contraction. SEPs to median nerve stimulation were assessed during dynamic (increase and decrease of force) and hold phases of isometric contractions. The experiments were carried out with the right or left hand. The changes in the SEP amplitude were found to vary with the hand used. When isometric contractions were performed by the right hand the amplitudes of the later components diminished during the dynamic phases, except for the component N140-P190 which increased. The amplitude of N55-P100 diminished during both the dynamic and hold phases. When isometric contractions were performed by the left hand the amplitudes of the early components diminished during the dynamic phases. These results show that the changes in SEP during isometric contraction depend on the hand used.

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@article{Gavrilenko1992ModulationOS, title={Modulation of somatosensory evoked potentials during isometric contraction in relation to hand use.}, author={Tatyana Gavrilenko and G N Gantchev}, journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology}, year={1992}, volume={13 3}, pages={299-303} }