Cortical activation during power grip task with pneumatic pressure gauge: an fMRI study

Mohamad, M. and Mardan, N.H and Ismail, S.S (2017) Cortical activation during power grip task with pneumatic pressure gauge: an fMRI study. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 851 (1). ISSN 1757-899X

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Aging is associated with a decline in cognitive and motor function. But, the relationships with motor performance are less well understood. In this study, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to assess cortical activation in older adults. This study employed power grip task that utilised block paradigm consisted of alternate 30s rest and active. A visual cue was used to pace the hand grip movement that clenched a cylindrical rubber bulb connected with pressure pneumatic gauge that measure the pressure (Psi). The objective of this study is determined the brain areas activated during motor task and the correlation between percentage signal change of each motor area (BA 4 and 6) and hand grip pressure. Result showed there was a significant difference in mean percentage signal change in BA 4 and BA 6 in both hemispheres and negative correlation obtained in BA 4 and BA 6. These results indicate that a reduced ability in the motor networks contribute to age-related decline in motor performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), cortical activation, older adult, power grip task, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2017 06:56
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 03:08

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