Different laterality between the thumb and index finger in human SII activities

Citation
Y. Hamada et al., Different laterality between the thumb and index finger in human SII activities, NEUROREPORT, 11(16), 2000, pp. 3603-3606
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
NEUROREPORT
ISSN journal
0959-4965 → ACNP
Volume
11
Issue
16
Year of publication
2000
Pages
3603 - 3606
Database
ISI
SICI code
0959-4965(20001109)11:16<3603:DLBTTA>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
We compared the ipsilateral and contralateral evoked activities in the seco ndary somatosensory cortex (SII) of four human subjects. Magnetic cortical fields, evoked by electrical stimulation of the distal interphalangeal join t of either the thumb or the index finger, were recorded by an 80-channel w hole head type magnetoencephalography system (MEG). We calculated the ratio of the equivalent current dipole (ECD) moment of the ipsilateral area to t hat of the contralateral area. The mean ratio for the thumb across the subj ects was 0.43 +/- 0.13, while that for the index finger was 0.77 +/- 0.20 ( mean +/-s.d). The ratio for the index finger was significantly higher than that for the thumb (p = 0.039, two tailed t-test). These results show that the cortical index finger area is activated more bilaterally than the thumb area. NeuroReport 11:3603-3606 (C) 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.