The neurophysiological foundations of mental and motor imagery

The neurophysiological foundations of mental and motor imagery

by Aymeric Guillot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199546258

ISBN-13: 9780199546251

Pub. Date: 03/12/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Mental imagery is the ability to form perceptual-like representations of objects or events on the basis of information stored in memory. Motor imagery is often used when the human body is involved, where subjects imagine the body moving or manipulating objects. The use of mental practice, including motor imagery for the rehabilitation of patients with cerebral

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Overview

Mental imagery is the ability to form perceptual-like representations of objects or events on the basis of information stored in memory. Motor imagery is often used when the human body is involved, where subjects imagine the body moving or manipulating objects. The use of mental practice, including motor imagery for the rehabilitation of patients with cerebral motor impairments, is one of the most active areas in the field of motor imagery research. Such data provide evidence for imagery as a method in stroke rehabilitation, leading to reliable reconstruction of neural networks and thus to functional recovery. In recent years, our understanding of imagery has advanced greatly thanks to functional imaging studies using, for example, PET and fMRI. There is now ample evidence that a common neural substrate (albeit not identical) underlies mental imagery and visual perception, on the one hand, and motor performance and motor imagery, on the other. This book, the first of its kind, examines three main aspects of mental imagery. In the first part, the chapters address the neural basis of mental and motor imagery, the relationships between mental imagery and perception, and between motor imagery and physical execution. In the second part, the chapters focus on the evaluation of mental/motor imagery accuracy, including both central and peripheral nervous system recordings. The final chapters address the effects of mental practice on motor recovery after stroke. Providing a state of the art review along with in-depth summaries, meta-analyses, and research syntheses, this book will be important for those in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, physiology, and rehabilitation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199546251
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/12/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
SECTION 1: The neural substrates of mental and motor imagery
Multimodal Images in the Brain, Stephen M. Kosslyn, Giorgio Ganis and William L. Thompson
Neural bases of topographical representation in humans: Contribution of neuroimaging studies, Poirel N., Zago L., Petit L. and Mellet E.
Contribution of the primary motor cortex to motor imagery, M. Lotze and K. Zentgraf
Corticospinal facilitation during motor imagery, Cathy M Stinear
SECTION 2: Neurophysiological correlates of motor imagery
EEG Characteristics during Motor Imagery, Christa Neuper & Gert Pfurtscheller
Electromyographic activity during motor imagery, Aymeric Guillot, Florent Lebon and Christian Collet
Autonomic nervous system activities during imagined movements, C Collet and A Guillot
Neurophysiological substrates of motor imagery ability, Aymeric Guillot, Magali Louis, and Christian Collet
SECTION 3: Motor imagery in rehabilitation
Motor imagery and the rehabilitation of movement disorders: an overview, H.C. Dijkerman, M. Ietswaart and M. Johnston
An overview of the effectiveness of motor imagery after stroke: A neuroimaging approach, S.J. Page
Motor imagery for optimising the reacquisition of locomotor skills after cerebral damage, Francine Malouin, Carol L. Richards, Philip L. Jackson, Julien Doyon
Motor Imagery Practice in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease, Dickstein R. and Tamir R.
Blindness and motor imagery, Luis Aureliano Imbiriba, Sylvia Joffily, Erika Carvalho Rodrigues, Claudia D. Vargas.
EEG-based brain-computer communication, G. Pfurtscheller and C. Neuper
SECTION 4: Motor imagery in learning processes
Motor imagery and motor performance: evidence from the sport science literature, Aymeric Guillot, Ursula Debarnot, Magali Louis, Nady Hoyek, Christian Collet
Meta-imagery Processes Among Elite Sports Performers, Tadhg MacIntyre and Aidan Moran
The use of motor imagery in teaching surgical skills lessons from sports training, R.E. Sapien and R.G. Rogers
Movement Imagery, Observation, and Skill, Paul S.Holmes, Jennifer Cumming and Martin G. Edwards
From the mental representation of pain and emotions to empathy, Philip Jackson and Amelie M. Achim

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