The suppression of the μ rhythm during the creation of imagery representation of movement.
Summary of "The suppression of the μ rhythm during the creation of imagery representation of movement."
The aim of this study was to answer the following question: are there differences between the attenuation of μ rhythms, recorded with EEG in the parietal area during observation of movement and the creation of its imaginative representation? In addition, we checked the extent to which the μ rhythm suppression depends on whether the observed and the imagined movement is performed by a human or is artificial. As a result of the experiment a significant difference in μ rhythm suppression between the conditions "Observation," "Imagery," and "White noise" was recorded. It did not matter whether the motion was carried out by a human being or performed by a machine. The results are discussed in the light of findings which relate to the mirror neuron system.
Department of Experimental Psychology, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Al. Racławickie 14, Lublin, Poland.
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Name: Neuroscience letters
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21406213
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2011.03.031
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