Journal article

Distinct Neural Correlates Underlie Inhibitory Mechanisms of Motor Inhibition and Motor Imagery Restraint

PE Yoo, TJ Oxley, MA Hagan, S John, SM Ronayne, GS Rind, AM Brinded, NL Opie, BA Moffat, YT Wong

Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience | Frontiers Media | Published : 2020

Abstract

There is evidence to suggest that motor execution and motor imagery both involve planning and execution of the same motor plan, however, in the latter the output is inhibited. Currently, little is known about the underlying neural mechanisms of motor output inhibition during motor imagery. Uncovering the distinctive characteristics of motor imagery may help us better understand how we abstract complex thoughts and acquire new motor skills. The current study aimed to dissociate the cognitive processes involved in two distinct inhibitory mechanisms of motor inhibition and motor imagery restraint. Eleven healthy participants engaged in an imagined GO/NO-GO task during a 7 Tesla fMRI experiment...

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Grants

Awarded by US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office


Awarded by Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

The research was supported by US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office contract N66001-12-1-4045; Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global N62909-14-1-N020; National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Project Grant APP1062532 and Development Grant APP1075117.