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Cortical correlates of response time slowing in older adults: ERP and ERD/ERS analyses during passive ankle movement

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Autor(es):
Toledo, Diana R. [1, 2] ; Manzano, Gilberto M. [3] ; Barela, Jose A. [4, 5, 6] ; Kohn, Andre F. [1, 2]
Número total de Autores: 4
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Neurosci Program, EP USP, PTC, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Biomed Engn Lab, EP USP, PTC, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Div Neurol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Cruzeiro Sul, Inst Phys Act & Sport Sci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] Sao Paulo State Univ, Inst Biosci, Rio Claro - Brazil
[6] Univ Cruzeiro Sul, Grad Program Human Movement Sci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 6
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY; v. 127, n. 1, p. 655-663, JAN 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 14
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Objectives: The response time (RT) to kinesthetic perception has been used as a proprioceptive measurement, for example, in older individuals. However, the RT cannot provide information on impairments at specific stages of the respective sensorimotor processing. In the present study, electroencephalographic (EEG) signals were recorded during passive ankle movement with and without an associated perceptual task of movement detection. The main purpose was to analyze differences between young and older adults both in terms of RT and cortical responses. Putative differences in the latter were expected to point to changes in the processing associated with neural pathways or cortical regions in the older subjects. Methods: The EEG activity of nineteen older (OA, 65-76 years) and 19 young adults (YA, 21-32 years) was recorded during passive ankle movement, without motor voluntary response (NVR, sensory condition), and during a condition with voluntary motor response (VR, with measurement of the RT). Event-related potentials (ERP) and beta event-related desynchronization/synchronization (ERD/ERS) were recorded and analyzed in both experimental conditions. Results: The RT in OA was larger than in YA (P < 0.0001). EEG analyses showed that the N1 amplitude was larger in the VR than in the NVR condition (P = 0.006), whereas no difference for latency was obtained between conditions (P = 0.376). Comparisons between the groups revealed attenuated (P = 0.019) and delayed (P = 0.001) N1 in the OA group, irrespective of the condition (no interaction group vs condition). Only OA showed correlations between RT and N1, with significant correlation for both amplitude (r = -0.603, P = 0.006) and latency (r = 0.703, P = 0.001). The ERD/ERS analyses revealed a task-dependent group effect: in NVR, significant differences were obtained only for the ERS amplitude, which was attenuated in OA (P = 0.003). In VR, larger (P = 0.004) and delayed (P = 0.003) ERD and attenuated (P = 0.029) and delayed (P = 0.017) ERS peaks were observed in the older group. Conclusions: The results suggest that a larger response time to proprioceptive stimuli in older adults is associated with a weaker and delayed proprioceptive afferent inflow to the cortex. In this scenario, older adults would need a higher cognitive effort (larger ERD) to process the sensory inputs when attempting to properly perform a sensorimotor task. Significance: ERP and ERD/ERS measurements during kinesthetic assessment provide new insights on identification of the origin of sensorimotor slowing in older adults. (C) 2015 International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/14667-7 - Influência do tipo de tarefa e da intensidade de contração muscular na coerência corticomuscular no controle da articulação do tornozelo
Beneficiário:Diana Rezende de Toledo
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 11/17193-0 - Respostas reflexas, encefálicas e comportamentais a estímulos mecânicos e elétricos no estudo da propriocepção e da medula espinhal em seres humanos
Beneficiário:André Fábio Kohn
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 09/09286-9 - Envolvimento do sistema nervoso central na resposta à percepção cinestésica de idosos e sua relação com o controle postural
Beneficiário:Diana Rezende de Toledo
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado