Low Gamma Band Cortico-muscular Coherence Inter-Hemisphere Difference following Chronic Stroke.

Author: Bao SC, Wong WW, Leung TW, Tong KY
Conference/Journal: Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc.
Date published: 2018 Jul
Other: Volume ID: 2018 , Pages: 247-250 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2018.8512208. , Word Count: 142

Brain oscillation and motor control process would change due to chronic stroke. Inter-hemisphere brain activation patterns may relate to motor related recovery. This study employed cortico-muscular coherence to explore cortical motor control process during wrist isometric contraction experiments of both affected and unaffected hands from chronic stroke subjects. Eleven chronic stroke subjects with moderate hand function involved in the experiments and each subject took three visits. Multitaper coherence estimation with bias-correction was performed to acquire cortico-muscular coherence, neuronal coherence source Localization was conducted to determine typical scalp motivation area during isometric contraction. Non-parametric permutation based multiple frequency bin statistics was utilized to compare the difference between two sides. The results demonstrated significant typical low gamma band inter-hemisphere disparity in cortico-muscular coherence between two sides after chronic stroke. The spatial topographical pattern and source Localization outcomes also supported these findings.

PMID: 30440384 DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2018.8512208