Movement-related EEG desynchronization in dystonia

L. Leocani, G. Galardi, G. Magnani, M. A. Volonté, S. Amadio, S. Mennea, G. Comi

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Event-related desynchronization (ERD) of sensorimotor rhythms in the alpha and beta bands is considered an indicator of cortical activation during motor preparation and execution. Event-related synchronization (ERS) of the beta rhythms, occurring after movement termination, is considered a correlate of corticospinal inhibition. We evaluated the ERD/ERS pattern to self-paced voluntary movement, using 29 channel EEG in a group of 9 dystonic patients (5 f, 4 m; age 36.8 ± 8.5 years) (4 focal, 2 multifocal, 1 hemidystonia, 2 writer's cramp). Data were compared with a group of normal subjects of similar age. Sensorimotor ERD during movement preparation and execution was similar in the two groups, while post-movement beta ERS was reduced in dystonic patients compared to normal subjects. These results are consistent with the hypothesis of a reduced efficiency of inhibitory circuits in dystonia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume21
Issue number4 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Beta Rhythm
Dystonia
Electroencephalography
Alpha Rhythm
Dystonic Disorders

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Leocani, L., Galardi, G., Magnani, G., Volonté, M. A., Amadio, S., Mennea, S., & Comi, G. (2000). Movement-related EEG desynchronization in dystonia. Neurological Sciences, 21(4 SUPPL.).

Movement-related EEG desynchronization in dystonia. / Leocani, L.; Galardi, G.; Magnani, G.; Volonté, M. A.; Amadio, S.; Mennea, S.; Comi, G.

In: Neurological Sciences, Vol. 21, No. 4 SUPPL., 2000.

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Leocani, L, Galardi, G, Magnani, G, Volonté, MA, Amadio, S, Mennea, S & Comi, G 2000, 'Movement-related EEG desynchronization in dystonia', Neurological Sciences, vol. 21, no. 4 SUPPL..
Leocani L, Galardi G, Magnani G, Volonté MA, Amadio S, Mennea S et al. Movement-related EEG desynchronization in dystonia. Neurological Sciences. 2000;21(4 SUPPL.).
Leocani, L. ; Galardi, G. ; Magnani, G. ; Volonté, M. A. ; Amadio, S. ; Mennea, S. ; Comi, G. / Movement-related EEG desynchronization in dystonia. In: Neurological Sciences. 2000 ; Vol. 21, No. 4 SUPPL.
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