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Type: Journal article
Title: Motor cortex excitability after thalamic infarction
Author: Miles, T.
Ridding, M.
McKay, D.
Thompson, P.
Citation: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 2005; 12(4):469-472
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 0967-5868
1532-2653
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T.S. Miles, M.C. Ridding, D. McKay and P.D. Thompson
Abstract: Transcranial magnetic stimulation was used to map hand muscle representations in the motor cortex of a patient in whom infarction of the sensory thalamus deprived the sensorimotor cortex of sensory input. The threshold for activation of the motor cortex on the affected side was higher and the cortical representational maps of individual muscles were less well defined than those on the normal side. It is concluded that electrophysiological changes in cortical organisation can be demonstrated following withdrawal of, or imbalance in sensory afferent activity to the cerebral cortex in humans.
Keywords: Muscle, Skeletal
Thalamus
Motor Cortex
Humans
Brain Infarction
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Electromyography
Evoked Potentials, Motor
Adult
Female
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Functional Laterality
Description: Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2005.01.002
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