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Music is commonly used to facilitate or support movement, and increasingly used in movement rehabilitation. Additionally, there is some evidence to suggest that music imagery, which is reported to lead to brain signatures similar to music perception, may also assist movement. However, it is not yet known whether either imagined or musical cueing changes the way in which the motor system of the human brain is activated during simple movements. Here, functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to compare neural activity during wrist flexions performed to either heard or imagined music with self-pacing of the same movement without any cueing. Focusing specifically on the motor network of the brain, analyses were performed within a mask of BA4, BA6, the basal ganglia (putamen, caudate, and pallidum), the motor nuclei of the thalamus, and the whole cerebellum. Results revealed that moving to music compared with self-paced movement resulted in significantly increased activation in left cerebellum VI. Moving to imagined music led to significantly more activation in pre-supplementary motor area (pre-SMA) and right globus pallidus, relative to self-paced movement. When the music and imagery cueing conditions were contrasted directly, movements in the music condition showed significantly more activity in left hemisphere cerebellum VII and right hemisphere and vermis of cerebellum IX, while the imagery condition revealed more significant activity in pre-SMA. These results suggest that cueing movement with actual or imagined music impacts upon engagement of motor network regions during the movement, and suggest that heard and imagined cues can modulate movement in subtly different ways. These results may have implications for the applicability of auditory cueing in movement rehabilitation for different patient populations.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Frontiers in Human Neuroscience|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Sep 2014|
- music imagery
- cued movement
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- 3 Finished
MRC Centenary Awards
1/06/12 → 30/09/13
Music Moves: MUSIC MOVES - LET THE MUSIC MOVE YOU, : INVOLVEMENT OF MOTOR NETWORKS OF THE BRAIN IN MUSIC PROCESSING
Overy, K., Schaefer, R., Moore, E., Bastin, M. & Roberts, N.
1/09/11 → 30/08/13
MRC Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
Deary, I., Holmes, M., Logie, P., McCulloch, J., Porteous, D., Roberts, N., Seckl, J., Starr, J. & Wardlaw, J.
1/09/08 → 31/08/13
- 1 Article
Motor responses to a steady beatSchaefer, R. & Overy, K., 13 Mar 2015, In: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1337, p. 40-44 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Katie Overy (Speaker)8 Feb 2016
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Public Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar
Invited Talk: Music Moves: Involvement of Motor Regions During Music Processing
Katie Overy (Speaker)10 May 2012
Activity: Academic talk or presentation types › Invited talk
- Edinburgh College of Art - Senior Lecturer
- Edinburgh Neuroscience
- Edinburgh Imaging
Person: Academic: Research Active