Simultaneous STN LFPs and EEGs from Human patients during a finger joystick movement task

Torrecillos F
Brown P
Tan H

These data contain local field potentials (LFPs) from the Subthalamic Nucleus and simultaneous EEGs recorded from patients with Parkinson’s Disease while they performed a finger joystick motor task after they received surgery for Deep Brain Stimulation.  The analysis of data was first presented in the paper Torrecillos et al (2018) where the details of the experimental design and behaviour task are presented. All EEGs and LFPs were recorded with common reference rejection and the ground was attached to the wrist of the patient.

The compressed folder includes 12 files containing data from 12 participants in the study. The data files are in Matlab format. Each file contains one data structure, the details of the structure is described in ‘Description.txt’ in the compressed folder.

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Bursts of beta activity (beta LFP) in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) approximately half a second before the movement onset (MO) are associated with lower speeds (velocity; red arrows) of the forthcoming reaching movements.
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Funders & Grant Numbers
Medical Research Council (MR/P012272/1)
Medical Research Council (MC_UU_12024/1)
Rosetrees Trust
National Institute of Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
University of Oxford
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Torrecillos F, Tinkhauser G, Fischer P, Green AL, Aziz TZ, Foltynie T, Limousin P, Zrinzo L, Ashkan K, Brown P, Tan H
2018. J. Neurosci., 38(41):8905-8917.

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