Far-Field Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Huntington’s Disease

  • J. Noth
  • K. Podoll
  • R. Töpper
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 32)


The sophisticated motor control of primates depends on the continuous integration of new sensory information into the ongoing motor program. The motor deficits resulting from a deafferentation in patients with severe peripheral sensory neuropathy have recently been summarized by Marsden et al. (1984). In these patients, fine manipulatory movements made with the hands and maintenance of a constant force in the absence of visual control were most strikingly affected. This inability to maintain a constant level of muscular contraction may underly the development of pseudo-dystonic movements in deafferented patients.


Median Nerve Somatosensory Evoke Potential Scalp Recording Ventrobasal Complex Deafferented Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Noth
    • 1
  • K. Podoll
    • 1
  • R. Töpper
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurologische Klinik mit klinischer Neurophysiologie Alfried Krupp KrankenhausEssenGermany

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