Age-related differences in brain activity during physical and imagined sit-to-stand in healthy young and older adults

Kanokwan, S., Pramkamol, W., Wipatcharee, K., Warissara, W., Siwarit, R., Sompiya, S., Onuma, B. and Mitra, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-7620-4809, 2019. Age-related differences in brain activity during physical and imagined sit-to-stand in healthy young and older adults. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 31 (5), pp. 440-448. ISSN 0915-5287

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether healthy young and older people differ in self-reported movement time and brain activity pattern as indicated by electroencephalography during physical and imagined sit-to-stand movements.

Participants and Methods: Twenty healthy young (aged 20–29 years) and 19 older (aged 60–69) participants performed physical and imagined sit-to-stand movements while their self-reported movement times and electroencephalography were recorded.

Results: No age-related differences were found in self-reported movement time for physical or imagined sit-to-stand. In the frontal and temporal regions, electroencephalography showed a beta wave (14–17 Hz) for all conditions in both young and older adults. In the parietal and occipital regions, during physical sit-to-stand trials, both groups showed a beta wave in both regions. During imagined sit-to-stand trials, however, young participants showed a high alpha wave (10.6–13 Hz) in the parietal and a low alpha wave (8–10.5 Hz) in the occipital region, whereas older participants showed all three (alpha and beta) waves in the parietal and occipital regions.

Conclusion: Although no age-related differences were found in the ability to generate motor imagery, brain activity pattern as indicated by electroencephalography was dissimilar between young and older participants during motor imagery.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Creators: Kanokwan, S., Pramkamol, W., Wipatcharee, K., Warissara, W., Siwarit, R., Sompiya, S., Onuma, B. and Mitra, S.
Publisher: Society of Physical Therapy Science
Date: 2019
Volume: 31
Number: 5
ISSN: 0915-5287
Identifiers:
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10.1589/jpts.31.440DOI
Rights: © 2019 by the Society of Physical Therapy Science. Published by IPEC Inc. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons [Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International] license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 26 Jul 2019 08:30
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 08:30
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37144

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