Relationship between motor and language activation using fMRI

David W. Loring, K. J. Meador, J. D. Allison, J. C. Wright

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The authors examined laterality ratios (i.e., [L-R]/[L+R]) from functional MRI (fMRI) scans obtained in 12 healthy volunteers during unimanual left- and right-hand finger movements and during a verb generation language task. The language and right-hand motor asymmetry ratios were correlated (rho = 0.71, p = 0.005) as were the left- and right-hand ratios (rho = -0.68, p = 0.008). Subjects with greater relative left hemisphere lateralization of language exhibit greater relative unilateral hemisphere activation during right-hand movements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)981-983
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 22 2000


  • Functional MRI
  • Language
  • Laterality
  • Motor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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