Movement and PET scans

Jeff Shrager shrager at
Mon Apr 8 09:19:45 EST 1996

Robin Allott (RMAllott at wrote:
: ...
: Is there material accessible on the net relating to
: PET, fMRI or MEG scans for bodily movement, particularly hand and
: arm? or is this technologically impossible given the literal
: constraints of the scanning process? If not actual movement, have
: imagined bodily movements been scanned?

It's trivial (and commonplace) to get very precisely mapped
sensory-motor area signal from movement, esp. hand (e.g., finger)
movement, with fMRI.  

What do you mean by "on the net"?  If you are able to go to a
university/medical library, there are at least a hundred papers
dealing with this in any of the usual neuro-related journals.  Or are
looking for something more specific, such as a postscript image of a
brain with sensory-motor area activation for educational purposes?

-- Jeff

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