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Increased alpha activity and modulations of fronto-parietal balance during motor transitions in the elderly
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14ème Congrès International de l'Association des Chercheurs en Activités Physiques et Sportives, ACAPS. Rennes, France
A hallmark of aging is the sensorimotor deficit, characterized by an increased reaction time and a reduction of motor abilities. Some mechanisms such as motor inhibition deteriorate with aging because of neuronal density alterations and modifications of connections between brain regions. These deficits may be compensated throughout a recruitment of additional areas. Studies have shown that old adults have increased difficulty in performing bimanual coordination tasks compared with young adults. In contrast, motor switching is poorly documented and is expected to engage increasing resources in the elderly. The present study examines performances and electro-cortical correlates of motor switching in young and elderly adults.
Electroencephalography, Aging, Switching, Inhibition, Tapping task
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