Differences in activation area within brodmann area 2 caused by pressure stimuli on fingers and joints: In case of male subjects
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- Differences in activation area within brodmann area 2 caused by pressure stimuli on fingers and joints: In case of male subjects
- Choi, Mi-Hyun; Kim, Hyung-Sik; Baek, Ji-Hye; Lee, Jung-Chul; Park, SJ; Jeong, UH; Gim, SY; Kim, Sung-Phil; Lim, DW; Chung, Soon-Cheol
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- LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
- MEDICINE, v.94, no.38, pp.e1657
- In this study, a constant pressure stimulus was applied on the 3 joints (first [p1], second [p2], and third [p3] joints) of 4 fingers (index, middle, ring, and little fingers), and the activation areas within Brodmann area 2 (BA 2) were compared for these different fingers and joints by using functional magnetic resonance imaging.Eight healthy male college students (25.41.32 years) participated in the study. Each session was composed of 3 blocks, and each block was composed of a Control phase (30 seconds) and a Pressure phase (30 seconds). No pressure stimulus was applied in the Control phase, during which the subjects would simply lay comfortably with their eyes closed. In the Pressure phase, a pressure stimulus was applied onto one of the joints of the selected finger.For each finger and joint, BA 2 areas activated by the pressure stimulus were extracted by the region of interest method. There was a significant difference in the activation areas for the different fingers (P=.042) as well as for the different joints (P=.050). The activation area decreased in the order of the little, index, and middle fingers, as well as in the order of p1, p3, and p2.
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