Movement and PET scans
shrager at neurocog.lrdc.pitt.edu
Mon Apr 8 09:19:45 EST 1996
Robin Allott (RMAllott at percep.demon.co.uk) 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?
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