Publication
Title
Cortical reorganization in an astronaut's brain after long-duration spaceflight
Author
Abstract
To date, hampered physiological function after exposure to microgravity has been primarily attributed to deprived peripheral neuro-sensory systems. For the first time, this study elucidates alterations in human brain function after long-duration spaceflight. More specifically, we found significant differences in resting-state functional connectivity between motor cortex and cerebellum, as well as changes within the default mode network. In addition, the cosmonaut showed changes in the supplementary motor areas during a motor imagery task. These results highlight the underlying neural basis for the observed physiological deconditioning due to spaceflight and are relevant for future interplanetary missions and vestibular patients.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Brain structure & function. - Heidelberg, 2007, currens
Publication
Heidelberg : 2016
ISSN
1863-2653
Volume/pages
221:5(2016), p. 2873-2876
ISI
000377012100028
Note
With: Erratum
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 21.11.2017
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