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Diffusion tensor (DT) tractography is a noninvasive magnetic resonance (MR) technique that can provide subcortical localization of motor pathways, whereas functional magnetic resonance (fMR) imaging has been proved to be useful in the localization of eloquent cerebral cortex.
A motor pathway is responsible for producing the song, and a separate pathway is essential for learning to imitate the father.
Motor evoked potential (MEP) studies using these principles were a long awaited neurophysiological technique, and they were expected to provide objective findings about the descending motor pathways.
It is increasingly recognised, however, that PD involves degeneration of regions in the central nervous system (CNS) other than motor pathways, affecting mood, motivation and other functions, having a major impact on the quality of life for people with the disease.
Her research demonstrates that brain waves remain abnormal in young athletes for two years following a concussion, and atrophy occurs in the motor pathways of the brain following a hit.