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Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:273126. doi: 10.1155/2015/273126. Epub 2015 Jun 9.

An fMRI Study of Local Synchronization in Different Subfrequency Bands during the Continuous Feedback of Finger Force.

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1
Paul C. Lauterbur Research Center for Biomedical Imaging, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055, China ; Center for Cognition and Brain Disorders and the Affiliated Hospital, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310015, China ; Zhejiang Key Laboratory for Research in Assessment of Cognitive Impairments, Hangzhou 310015, China.
2
Center for Cognition and Brain Disorders and the Affiliated Hospital, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310015, China ; Zhejiang Key Laboratory for Research in Assessment of Cognitive Impairments, Hangzhou 310015, China.

Abstract

Conventional functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies on motor feedback employ periodical blocked paradigm which does not allow frequency analysis of brain activity. Here, we carried out an fMRI study by using a continuous paradigm, that is, continuous (8 min) feedback of finger force. Borrowing an analytic method widely used in resting-state fMRI studies, that is, regional homogeneity (ReHo), we compared the local synchronization in some subfrequency bands between real and sham feedback, and the subbands were defined as Slow-6 (0.0-0.01 Hz), Slow-5 (0.01-0.027 Hz), Slow-4 (0.027-0.073 Hz), Slow-3 (0.073-0.198 Hz), and Slow-2 (0.198-0.25 Hz). Our results revealed that the five subfrequency bands of brain activity contributed to the changes of ReHo between real and sham feedback differently, and, more importantly, the changes in basal ganglia were only manifested in Slow-6, implicating the fact that ReHo in ultraslow band may be associated with the functional significance of BG, that is, motor control. These findings provide novel insights into the neural substrate underlying motor feedback, and properties of the ultraslow band of local synchronization deserve more attention in future explorations.

PMID:
26180789
PMCID:
PMC4477192
DOI:
10.1155/2015/273126
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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