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Interregional synchrony of visuomotor tracking: perturbation effects and individual differences

Spapé, Michiel M.; Serrien, Deborah J.


Michiel M. Spapé


The present study evaluated the neural and behavioural correlates associated with a visuomotor tracking task during which a sensory perturbation was introduced that created a directional bias between moving hand and cursor position. The results revealed that trajectory error increased as a result of the perturbation in conjunction with a dynamic neural reorganization of cluster patterns that reflected distinct processing. In particular, a negatively activated cluster, characterizing the degraded information processing due to the perturbation, involved both hemispheres as well as midline area. Conversely, a positively activated cluster, indicative of compensatory processing was strongly confined to the left (dominant) hemisphere. In addition, a brain-behavioural association of good vs. poor performing participants enabled to localize a neural circuit within the left hemisphere and midline area that linked with successful performance. Overall, these data reinforce the functional significance of interregional synchrony in defining response output and behavioural success.


Spapé, M. M., & Serrien, D. J. (2010). Interregional synchrony of visuomotor tracking: perturbation effects and individual differences. Behavioural Brain Research, 213(2), doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2010.05.029

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2010
Deposit Date Jun 8, 2012
Publicly Available Date Jun 8, 2012
Journal Behavioural Brain Research
Print ISSN 0166-4328
Electronic ISSN 0166-4328
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 213
Issue 2
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Additional Information NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Behavioural Brain Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Behavioural Brain Research, 213, 2 (2010) doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2010.05.029


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