Swallowing intentional off-state in aging and Alzheimer's disease: preliminary study.


Frontal cortical activation is elicited when subjects have been instructed not to initiate a sensorimotor task. The goal of this preliminary fMRI study was to examine BOLD response to a "Do Not Swallow" instruction (an intentional "off-state") in the context of other swallowing tasks in 3 groups of participants (healthy young, healthy old, and early… (More)
DOI: 10.3233/JAD-2011-110380