Altered Cerebral Processing of Videos in Children with Motor Dysfunction Suggests Broad Embodiment of Perceptual Cognitive Functions

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2022-11
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en
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Journal of Personalized Medicine, Volume 12, issue 11
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Embodied cognition theory suggests that motor dysfunctions affect cognition. We examined this hypothesis by inspecting whether cerebral processing of movies, featuring both goal-directed movements and content without humans, differ between children with congenital motor dysfunction and healthy controls. Electroencephalography was recorded from 23 healthy children and 23 children with limited or absent arm movement due to either arthrogryposis multiplex congenita or obstetric brachial plexus palsy. Each individual patient exhibited divergent neural responses, disclosed by significantly lower inter-subject correlation (ISC) of brain activity, during the videos compared to the healthy children. We failed to observe associations between this finding and the motor-related content of the various video scenes, suggesting that differences between the patients and controls reflect modulation of perceptual-cognitive processing of videos by upper-limb motor dysfunctions not limited to the watching-mirroring of motor actions. Thus, perceptual-cognitive processes in the brain seem to be more robustly embodied than has previously been thought.
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Funding Information: This research was funded by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation, grant numbers 20-68-47038 and 20-65-47016. Publisher Copyright: © 2022 by the authors.
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arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, EEG, embodied cognition, intersubject correlation, naturalistic stimulus, obstetric brachial plexus palsy
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Ntoumanis , I , Agranovich , O , Shestakova , A N , Blagovechtchenski , E , Koriakina , M , Kadieva , D , Kopytin , G & Jääskeläinen , I P 2022 , ' Altered Cerebral Processing of Videos in Children with Motor Dysfunction Suggests Broad Embodiment of Perceptual Cognitive Functions ' , Journal of Personalized Medicine , vol. 12 , no. 11 , 1841 . https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm12111841