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Title: Preferred Pace Tapping Activates the Frontal Lobe
Authors: Shimoda, Kaori
Katsuyama, Shiori
Lee, Bunsuk
Kamegaya, Tadahiko
Kururi, Nana
Ando, Narumi
Iwai, Tomohiro
Hirano, Daisuke
Tozato, Fusae
Keywords: frontal lobe
Preferred Pace
attentional dysfunction
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2012
Publisher: 北関東医学会
Citation: The Kitakanto medical journal. 2012, 62(3), p.271-276
Abstract: Background and aims : The purpose of the present study was to compare the activity of the frontal lobe when performing tasks at two paces by functional near-infrared spectroscopy(fNIRS). M ethods : Fifty healthy students from A University participated in the study. Oxygenated hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) concentrations (Δ[oxy-Hb]) were monitored during 30s finger-tapping with the non-dominant hand. There were two paces for finger-tapping : one pace the subject decided by themselves and the other pace given by metronome. The subjects answered a questionnaire after fNIRS measurement. Results : Performing tasks at Preferred Pace (PP) activates the frontal lobe of the orbito-frontal cortex area, and it tends to induce a feeling of difficulty,especially in females. Conclusions : Performing repetitive tasks at PP activates the frontal lobe. This finding will enable occupational therapists to select the subject’ s optimal pace according to the degree of attentional dysfunction.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10087/7067
ISSN: 1343-2826
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