The neurophysiological foundations of mental and motor imagery

Hardcover | January 14, 2010

EditorAymeric Guillot, Christian Collet

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Mental imagery is the ability to form perceptual-like representations of objects or events on the basis of information stored in memory. Motor imagery is often used when the human body is involved, where subjects imagine the body moving or manipulating objects. The use of mental practice,including motor imagery for the rehabilitation of patients with cerebral motor impairments, is one of the most active areas in the field of motor imagery research. Such data provide evidence for imagery as a method in stroke rehabilitation, leading to reliable reconstruction of neural networks andthus to functional recovery. In recent years, our understanding of imagery has advanced greatly thanks to functional imaging studies using, for example, PET and fMRI. There is now ample evidence that a common neural substrate (albeit not identical) underlies mental imagery and visual perception, on the one hand, and motorperformance and motor imagery, on the other. This book, the first of its kind, examines three main aspects of mental imagery. In the first part, the chapters address the neural basis of mental and motor imagery, the relationships between mental imagery and perception, and between motor imagery and physical execution. In the second part, thechapters focus on the evaluation of mental/motor imagery accuracy, including both central and peripheral nervous system recordings. The final chapters address the effects of mental practice on motor recovery after stroke. Providing a state of the art review along with in-depth summaries, meta-analyses, and research syntheses, this book will be important for those in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, physiology, and rehabilitation.

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Mental imagery is the ability to form perceptual-like representations of objects or events on the basis of information stored in memory. Motor imagery is often used when the human body is involved, where subjects imagine the body moving or manipulating objects. The use of mental practice,including motor imagery for the rehabilitation o...

Aymeric Guillot has a Ph.D. in Sport Sciences from the Claude Bernard University of Lyon (2003) and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Center of Research and Innovation in Sport in Lyon (France). Using notably the techniques of autonomic nervous system recordings, functional magnetic resonance imaging, mental chronometry and e...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:318 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:January 14, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionSection 1: The neural substrates of mental and motor imageryStephen M. Kosslyn, Giorgio Ganis and William L. Thompson: Multimodal Images in the BrainPoirel N., Zago L., Petit L. and Mellet E.: Neural bases of topographical representation in humans: Contribution of neuroimaging studiesM. Lotze and K. Zentgraf: Contribution of the primary motor cortex to motor imageryCathy M Stinear: Corticospinal facilitation during motor imagerySection 2: Neurophysiological correlates of motor imageryChrista Neuper and Gert Pfurtscheller: EEG Characteristics during Motor ImageryAymeric Guillot, Florent Lebon and Christian Collet: Electromyographic activity during motor imageryC Collet and A Guillot: Autonomic nervous system activities during imagined movementsAymeric Guillot, Magali Louis, and Christian Collet: Neurophysiological substrates of motor imagery abilitySection 3: Motor imagery in rehabilitationH.C. Dijkerman, M. Ietswaart and M. Johnston: Motor imagery and the rehabilitation of movement disorders: an overviewS.J. Page: An overview of the effectiveness of motor imagery after stroke: A neuroimaging approachFrancine Malouin, Carol L. Richards, Philip L. Jackson, Julien Doyon: Motor imagery for optimising the reacquisition of locomotor skills after cerebral damageDickstein R. and Tamir R.: Motor Imagery Practice in Individuals with Parkinson's DiseaseLuis Aureliano Imbiriba, Sylvia Joffily, Erika Carvalho Rodrigues, Claudia D. Vargas.: Blindness and motor imageryG. Pfurtscheller and C. Neuper: EEG-based brain-computer communicationSection 4: Motor imagery in learning processesAymeric Guillot, Ursula Debarnot, Magali Louis, Nady Hoyek, Christian Collet: Motor imagery and motor performance: evidence from the sport science literatureTadhg MacIntyre and Aidan Moran: Meta-imagery Processes Among Elite Sports PerformersR.E. Sapien and R.G. Rogers: The use of motor imagery in teaching surgical skills lessons from sports trainingPaul S.Holmes, Jennifer Cumming and Martin G. Edwards: Movement Imagery, Observation, and SkillPhilip Jackson and Amelie M. Achim: From the mental representation of pain and emotions to empathy