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Corticomotor responses to attentionally demanding motor performance: a mini-review

Corp, Daniel T., Drury, Hannah G. K., Young, Kayleigh, Do, Michael, Perkins, Tom and Pearce, Alan J. 2013, Corticomotor responses to attentionally demanding motor performance: a mini-review, Frontiers in psychology, vol. 4, no. 165, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00165.

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Title Corticomotor responses to attentionally demanding motor performance: a mini-review
Author(s) Corp, Daniel T.
Drury, Hannah G. K.ORCID iD for Drury, Hannah G. K. orcid.org/0000-0001-9149-9588
Young, Kayleigh
Do, MichaelORCID iD for Do, Michael orcid.org/0000-0002-1253-1007
Perkins, Tom
Pearce, Alan J.
Journal name Frontiers in psychology
Volume number 4
Issue number 165
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher Frontiers Research Foundation
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1664-1078
Keyword(s) Attention
Dual task
Inhibition
Transcranial magnetic stimulation
Motor cortex
Mini-review
Summary Increased attentional demand has been shown to reduce motor performance, leading to increases in accidents, particularly in elderly populations. While these deficits have been well documented behaviorally, their cortical correlates are less well known. Increased attention has been shown to affect activity in prefrontal regions of the cortex. However there have been varying results within past research investigating corticomotor regions, mediating motor performance. This mini-review initially discusses past behavioral research, before moving to studies investigating corticomotor areas in response to changes in attention. Recent dual task studies have revealed a possible decline in the ability of older, but not younger, adults to activate inhibitory processes within the motor cortex, which may be correlated with poor motor performance, and thus accidents. A reduction in cortical inhibition may be caused by neurodegeneration within prefrontal regions of the cortex with age, rendering older adults less able to allocate attention to corticomotor regions.
Language eng
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00165
Field of Research 170101
Socio Economic Objective 920111
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2013, Frontiers Research Foundation
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30059055

Document type: Journal Article
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