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Movement-related changes in cortical excitability: A steady-state SEP approach

Kourtis, D, Seiss, E and Praamstra, P (2008) Movement-related changes in cortical excitability: A steady-state SEP approach Brain Research, 1244. pp. 113-120.

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Abstract

This study explored the use of steady-state somatosensory evoked potentials (ssSEPs) as a continuous probe on the excitability of the somatosensory cortex during the foreperiod and the response time of a cued choice reaction time task. ssSEPs were elicited by electrical median nerve stimulation at the left and right wrist, using a stimulation frequency of 22.2 Hz. Scalp-recorded ssSEPs were analysed by means of dipole source analysis to achieve optimal separation of left and right hemisphere ssSEPs. The time course of ssSEP modulation at the source level was extracted by means of a wavelet transform. In addition to the extraction of ssSEPs, the analysis included the derivation of lateralized attention and movement-related potentials, i.e. the attention-directing anterior negativity (ADAN) and the lateralized readiness potential (LRP). The results revealed a time course of ssSEP modulation remarkably similar to the time course of ADAN and LRP. The time course was characterized by a reduction of ssSEP amplitude at latencies just following the peak latency of the ADAN (~ 400 ms) and the peak latency of the LRP (~ 1200 ms). This reduction was greater for contralateral than for ipsilateral movements. The study demonstrates that ssSEP methodology represents a feasible approach to the measurement of movement-related changes in cortical excitability, which may be used to resolve ambiguities in the interpretation of lateralized event-related brain potentials.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
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Kourtis, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Seiss, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Praamstra, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 9 December 2008
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.brainres.2008.09.048
Uncontrolled Keywords : EEG, Steady-state SEPs, ADAN, LRP, Sensory gating, SOMATOSENSORY-EVOKED-POTENTIALS, REACTION-TIME-TASK, SPATIAL ATTENTION, SHORT-LATENCY, RESPONSE PREPARATION, PREMOTOR CORTEX, ACTIVE MOVEMENT, MOTOR CORTEX, ERP EVIDENCE, EEG
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Additional Information : Notice: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Brain Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definite version was subsequently published in Brain Research, 1244: 113-120, December 2008. DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2008.09.048
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 03 Apr 2014 08:17
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:48
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/721518

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