Movement-related desynchronization of alpha rhythms is lower in athletes than non-athletes: a high-resolution EEG study.
|Title||Movement-related desynchronization of alpha rhythms is lower in athletes than non-athletes: a high-resolution EEG study.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Del Percio, C, Infarinato F, Iacoboni M, Marzano N, Soricelli A, Aschieri P, Eusebi F, Babiloni C|
|Journal||Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology|
|Date Published||2010 Apr|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Adult, Alpha Rhythm, Analysis of Variance, Athletes, Brain Mapping, cerebral cortex, Electroencephalography, Electromyography, Female, Functional Laterality, Humans, Male, Movement, Psychomotor Performance, Young Adult|
The "neural efficiency" hypothesis posits that neural activity is reduced in experts. Here we tested the hypothesis that compared with non-athletes, elite athletes are characterized by a reduced cortical activation during simple voluntary movement and that this is reflected by the modulation of dominant alpha rhythms (8-12 Hz).
|Alternate Journal||Clin Neurophysiol|