Sensorimotor overactivity as a pathophysiologic trait of embouchure dystonia

  title={Sensorimotor overactivity as a pathophysiologic trait of embouchure dystonia},
  author={B. Haslinger and E. Altenm{\"u}ller and F. Castrop and C. Zimmer and C. Dresel},
  pages={1790 - 1797}
  • B. Haslinger, E. Altenmüller, +2 authors C. Dresel
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Background: Embouchure dystonia is a focal task-specific dystonia affecting the complex interplay of lower facial, jaw, and tongue muscles in musicians playing brass or woodwind instruments. Although it is highly disabling for affected patients, little is known about the pathophysiologic basis of this rare movement disorder. Methods: We therefore studied sensorimotor activation patterns during 2 orofacial motor tasks in brass players with embouchure dystonia by using fMRI. A “dystonia-specific… CONTINUE READING
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