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Title: Motor Preparation with Advance Informationin Movement Imagery and Observation
Author: Mathews, Simon
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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An ongoing subject of research in the field of human motor control is the extent of similarities in neural activity underlying overt movement execution compared with imagination and observation of movement. Previous work in this area has focused mainly on the 'aGtive' phase of movement (Le. the period during which movements are actually executed, imagined or observed). Activation of motor cortical areas has been demonstrated d~ing the active phase of motor imagery and observation suggesting that these alternative modes of movement share underlying neural mechanisms with overt motor execution. This thesis aimed to extend this work by studying the preparatory phase of movement, known to be an important part of the production of a motor response. Using high-density electroencephalography (BEG) recorded in a response-priming paradigm the effects of providing advance information about an upcoming movement were compared in the context of execution, imagination and observation of movement.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Not available Qualification Level: Doctoral
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