Interregional synchrony of visuomotor tracking: perturbation effects and individual differences
Spapé, Michiel M. and Serrien, Deborah J. (2010) Interregional synchrony of visuomotor tracking: perturbation effects and individual differences. Behavioural Brain Research, 213 (2). pp. 313-318. ISSN 0166-4328
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2010.05.029
The present study evaluated the neural and behavioural correlates associated with a visuomotor tracking task during which a sensory perturbation was introduced that created a directional bias between moving hand and cursor position. The results revealed that trajectory error increased as a result of the perturbation in conjunction with a dynamic neural reorganization of cluster patterns that reflected distinct processing. In particular, a negatively activated cluster, characterizing the degraded information processing due to the perturbation, involved both hemispheres as well as midline area. Conversely, a positively activated cluster, indicative of compensatory processing was strongly confined to the left (dominant) hemisphere. In addition, a brain-behavioural association of good vs. poor performing participants enabled to localize a neural circuit within the left hemisphere and midline area that linked with successful performance. Overall, these data reinforce the functional significance of interregional synchrony in defining response output and behavioural success.
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