Motor cortex excitability is tightly coupled to observed movements

@article{Sartori2012MotorCE,
  title={Motor cortex excitability is tightly coupled to observed movements},
  author={Luisa Sartori and Giulia Bucchioni and Umberto Castiello},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={50},
  pages={2341-2347}
}
Although facilitation of the corticospinal (CS) system during action observation is a widely accepted phenomenon, it is still controversial if facilitation reflects the replica of observed movement kinematics or the tension to achieve a particular goal. In this study, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)-induced motor evoked potentials (MEPs) were recorded from the abductor digiti minimi (ADM) and the first dorsal interosseus (FDI) muscles while participant-volunteers observed a model… CONTINUE READING

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