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Name TAKEI Tomohiko

Name of dissertation

Spinomuscular coherence in monkeys performing a precision grip task

Name of author

Tomohiko Takei , Kazuhiko Seki

Name of publication

JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY

Publisher

AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC

Volume (No.)

99

Issue (No.)

4

Start page

2012

 

End page

2020

Publication date

2008-04

Presence/absence of peer review

maru

Presence/absence of invitation

Batu

Language of publication used

English

Posting category

Overseas

Type of publication

Research Paper (Scientific Journal)

Type of authorship

Joint Work(First Author)

ISSN

0022-3077

DOI

10.1152/jn.01181.2007

NAID (CiNii ID)

 

PMID

18234981

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Summary

We recorded local field potentials (LFPs) from cervical spinal cord (C-5-C-8) in monkeys performing a precision grip task and examined their coherence with electromyographic (EMG) activities (spinomuscular coherence) recorded from hand and arm muscles. Among 164 LFP-EMG pairs, significant coherence was found in 34 pairs (21%). We classified the coherence into two groups based on its frequency range, narrowband coherence, and broadband coherence. The narrowband coherence was restricted to discrete frequencies in the range of 14-55 Hz and was widespread throughout the superficial and deep gray matter. In contrast, the broadband coherence distributed between 10 and 95 Hz and was found only in the ventral half of the spinal cord. The narrowband coherence suggests that oscillations, which have been described in many motor control areas of the brain, could also pass though spinal interneurons to affect motor output and sensorimotor integration. On the other hand, the broadband coherence could be a unique feature of spinal motoneuron-muscle physiology.

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