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The difference in cortical activation pattern for complex motor skills: A functional near- infrared spectroscopy study
- The difference in cortical activation pattern for complex motor skills: A functional near- infrared spectroscopy study
- Lee, Seung Hyun; Jin, Sang-Hyeon; An, Jinung
- DGIST Authors
- Jin, Sang-Hyeon; An, Jinung
- Issue Date
- Scientific Reports, 9(1), 14066
- Article Type
- BRAIN ACTIVATION; FNIRS DATA; CORTEX; CONNECTIVITY; HANDEDNESS; ASYMMETRY; MOVEMENTS; AREAS; MRI; LATERALIZATION
- The human brain is lateralized to dominant or non-dominant hemispheres, and controlled through large-scale neural networks between correlated cortical regions. Recently, many neuroimaging studies have been conducted to examine the origin of brain lateralization, but this is still unclear. In this study, we examined the differences in brain activation in subjects according to dominant and non-dominant hands while using chopsticks. Fifteen healthy right-handed subjects were recruited to perform tasks which included transferring almonds using stainless steel chopsticks. Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) was used to acquire the hemodynamic response over the primary sensory-motor cortex (SM1), premotor area (PMC), supplementary motor area (SMA), and frontal cortex. We measured the concentrations of oxy-hemoglobin and deoxy-hemoglobin induced during the use of chopsticks with dominant and non-dominant hands. While using the dominant hand, brain activation was observed on the contralateral side. While using the non-dominant hand, brain activation was observed on the ipsilateral side as well as the contralateral side. These results demonstrate dominance and functional asymmetry of the cerebral hemisphere. © 2019, The Author(s).
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