Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 936096, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/936096
Research Article

EEG Oscillatory Phase-Dependent Markers of Corticospinal Excitability in the Resting Brain

1Brain and Behaviour Research Group, School of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK
2Clinic for Neurology, Universitätsspital Zürich, Raemistr. 100, 8091 Zürich, Switzerland
3Brain Imaging and Neurostimulation Lab, Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany

Received 28 February 2014; Revised 12 May 2014; Accepted 14 May 2014; Published 11 June 2014

Academic Editor: Vincenzo Romei

Copyright © 2014 Barbara Berger et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. D. B. Lindsley, “Brain stem influences on spinal motor activity,” Research Publications: Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 30, pp. 174–195, 1952. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. E. Callaway III and C. L. Yeager, “Relationship between reaction time and electroencephalographic alpha phase,” Science, vol. 132, no. 3441, pp. 1765–1766, 1960. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. K. E. Mathewson, G. Gratton, M. Fabiani, D. M. Beck, and T. Ro, “To see or not to see: prestimulus α phase predicts visual awareness,” The Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 29, no. 9, pp. 2725–2732, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. W. Klimesch, “EEG alpha and theta oscillations reflect cognitive and memory performance: a review and analysis,” Brain Research. Brain Research Reviews, vol. 29, no. 2-3, pp. 169–195, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. P. Sauseng and W. Klimesch, “What does phase information of oscillatory brain activity tell us about cognitive processes?” Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 1001–1013, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. G. Buzsáki and A. Draguhn, “Neuronal olscillations in cortical networks,” Science, vol. 304, no. 5679, pp. 1926–1929, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. S. Hanslmayr, A. Aslan, T. Staudigl, W. Klimesch, C. S. Herrmann, and K.-H. Bäuml, “Prestimulus oscillations predict visual perception performance between and within subjects,” NeuroImage, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 1465–1473, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. V. Romei, V. Brodbeck, C. Michel, A. Amedi, A. Pascual-Leone, and G. Thut, “Spontaneous fluctuations in posterior α-band EEG activity reflect variability in excitability of human visual areas,” Cerebral Cortex, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 2010–2018, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. P. Sauseng, W. Klimesch, C. Gerloff, and F. C. Hummel, “Spontaneous locally restricted EEG alpha activity determines cortical excitability in the motor cortex,” Neuropsychologia, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 284–288, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. P. Zarkowski, C. J. Shin, T. Dang, J. Russo, and D. Avery, “EEG and the variance of motor evoked potential amplitude,” Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 247–251, 2006. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. N. A. Busch, J. Dubois, and R. VanRullen, “The phase of ongoing EEG oscillations predicts visual perception,” The Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 29, no. 24, pp. 7869–7876, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. G. van Elswijk, F. Maij, J. M. Schoffelen, S. Overeem, D. F. Stegeman, and P. Fries, “Corticospinal beta-band synchronization entails rhythmic gain modulation,” The Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 30, no. 12, pp. 4481–4488, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. W. K. Mitchell, M. R. Baker, and S. N. Baker, “Muscle responses to transcranial stimulation in man depend on background oscillatory activity,” The Journal of Physiology, vol. 583, no. 2, pp. 567–579, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. H. Mäki and R. J. Ilmoniemi, “EEG oscillations and magnetically evoked motor potentials reflect motor system excitability in overlapping neuronal populations,” Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 121, no. 4, pp. 492–501, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. P. M. Rossini, A. T. Barker, A. Berardelli et al., “Non-invasive electrical and magnetic stimulation of the brain, spinal cord and roots: basic principles and procedures for routine clinical application. Report of an IFCN committee,” Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 91, no. 2, pp. 79–92, 1994. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. R. D. Pascual-Marqui, C. M. Michel, and D. Lehmann, “Low resolution electromagnetic tomography: a new method for localizing electrical activity in the brain,” International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 49–65, 1994. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. M. C. Sander, M. Werkle-Bergner, and U. Lindenberger, “Contralateral delay activity reveals life-span age differences in top-down modulation of working memory contents,” Cerebral Cortex, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 2809–2819, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. P. Berens, “CircStat: a matlab toolbox for circular statistics,” Journal of Statistical Software, vol. 31, no. 10, pp. 1–21, 2009. View at Google Scholar
  19. G. Pfurtscheller, “Central beta rhythm during sensorimotor activities in man,” Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 253–264, 1981. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. V. Romei, J. Gross, and G. Thut, “Sounds reset rhythms of visual cortex and corresponding human visual perception,” Current Biology, vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 807–813, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. P. Sauseng, “Brain oscillations: phase-locked EEG alpha controls perception,” Current Biology, vol. 22, no. 9, pp. R306–R308, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. W. R. Gruber, W. Klimesch, P. Sauseng, and M. Doppelmayr, “Alpha phase synchronization predicts P1 end N1 latency and amplitude size,” Cerebral Cortex, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 371–377, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. A. K. Engel and P. Fries, “Beta-band oscillations—signalling the status quo?” Current Opinion in Neurobiology, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 156–165, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus