Brain simulation of action may be grounded in physical experience
2011 (English)In: Neurocase, ISSN 1355-4794, E-ISSN 1465-3656, Vol. 17, no 6, 501-505 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An intriguing quality of our brain is that when actions are imagined, corresponding brain regions are recruited as when the actions are actually performed. It has been hypothesized that the similarity between real and simulated actions depends on the nature of motor representations. Here we tested this hypothesis by examining S.D., who never used her legs but is an elite wheel chair athlete. Controls recruited motor brain regions during imagery of stair walking and frontal regions during imagery of wheel chair slalom. S.D. showed the opposite pattern. Thus, brain simulation of actions may be grounded in specific physical experiences.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis , 2011. Vol. 17, no 6, 501-505 p.
fMRI, Imagery, Action, Brain, Training
Psychiatry Psychology Neurosciences Neurology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-43510DOI: 10.1080/13554794.2010.547504PubMedID: 21506042OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-43510DiVA: diva2:414373