Motor cortex excitability is tightly coupled to observed movements

  title={Motor cortex excitability is tightly coupled to observed movements},
  author={Luisa Sartori and Giulia Bucchioni and Umberto Castiello},
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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