Research Project code：9800002528
Update date：Nov. 26, 2004
Studies on motor control mechanism and pathophysiology of movement disorder in man
1997 - 1997
Investigating Researcher (4)：
Research is being made into the central nervous mechanism relating to control of motions by observing the state of activity of kinetic system of spinal cord during execution of voluntary movement, in human being. On the basis of knowledge obtained through such research, we would like to clarify physiology of state of various diseases eventually leading to central kinetic troubles (parkinsonism, cerebellar ataxia, sensory ataxia, spastic paralysis, etc.). As method of study, we instruct certain kinetic tasks by visual target pursuing method, record changes in physical parameters such as limb position, muscular force, motion speed, etc. and myo-electric diagram activities in various phases during execution of the movement concerned, and analyze synapse activity and nervous discharge activity in kinetic neuron and reflex circuit network, with combined use of induced myo-electric diagram method and microneuro-electrogram method.
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