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The neurophysiological foundations of mental and motor imagery

Aymeric Guillot and Christian Collet


Mental imagery is the ability to form perceptual-like representations of objects or events on the basis of information stored in memory. Motor imagery is often used when the human body is involved, where subjects imagine the body moving or manipulating objects. The use of mental practice, including motor imagery for the rehabilitation of patients with cerebral motor impairments, is one of the most active areas in the field of motor imagery research. This book examines three main aspects of mental im ... More

Keywords: mental imagery, motor imagery, mental practice, motor impairments, stroke, rehabilitation, motor recovery

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199546251
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546251.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aymeric Guillot, editor
Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France

Christian Collet, editor
Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France

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Section 1 The neural substrates of mental and motor imagery

Chapter 1 Multimodal images in the brain

Stephen M. Kosslyn, Giorgio Ganis, and William L. Thompson

Section 2 Neurophysiological correlates of motor imagery

Chapter 6 Electromyographic activity during motor imagery

Aymeric Guillot, Florent Lebon, and Christian Collet

Chapter 8 Neurophysiological substrates of motor imagery ability

Aymeric Guillot, Magali Louis, and Christian Collet

Section 3 Motor imagery in rehabilitation

Chapter 9 Motor imagery and the rehabilitation of movement disorders: An overview

Chris H. Dijkerman, Magdalena Ietswaart, and Marie Johnston

Chapter 11 Motor imagery for optimizing the reacquisition of locomotor skills after cerebral damage

Francine Malouin, Carol L. Richards, Philip L. Jackson, and Julien Doyon

Chapter 13 Blindness and motor imagery

Luís Aureliano Imbiriba, Sylvia B. Joffily, Erika Carvalho Rodrigues, and Claudia D. Vargas

Chapter 14 EEG-based brain–computer communication

Gert Pfurtscheller, and Christa Neuper

Section 4 Motor imagery in learning processes

Chapter 15 Motor imagery and motor performance: Evidence from the sport science literature

Aymeric Guillot, Ursula Debarnot, Magali Louis, Nady Hoyek, and Christian Collet

Chapter 18 Movement imagery, observation, and skill

Paul S. Holmes, Jennifer Cumming, and Martin G. Edwards

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