Weakening of Corticomuscular Signal Coupling During Voluntary Motor Action in Aging


BAYRAM M. S. B. , Siemionow V., Yue G. H.

JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES A-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.70, ss.1037-1043, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 70 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/gerona/glv014
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES A-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1037-1043

Özet

Background. Aging is associated with muscle weakness and impairment in performing skilled motor tasks. Still, little is known about whether the link or functional coupling or connection between the central and peripheral systems during voluntary motor performance is compromised in the elderly subjects. The purposes of this study were to estimate functional corticomuscular connection (CMC) strength in the elderly subjects by calculating EEG-EMG coherence during voluntary motor performance, determine the relationship between the CMC and voluntary muscle force, and compare these between the old and the young subjects.