The handyman's brain: A neuroimaging meta-analysis describing the similarities and differences between grip type and pattern in humans

NeuroImage (Impact Factor: 6.13). 06/2014; 102. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.05.064
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ABSTRACT Handgrip is a ubiquitous human movement that was critical in our evolution. However, the differences in brain activity between grip type (i.e. power or precision) and pattern (i.e. dynamic or static) are not fully understood. In order to address this, we performed Activation Likelihood Estimation (ALE) analysis between grip type and grip pattern using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. ALE provides a probabilistic summary of the BOLD response in hundreds of subjects, which is often beyond the scope of a single fMRI experiment.

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