Scientific work with Vibra 3.0: vibration associated with the movement activates the cerebellum
This article represents for us the most important scientific tool to describe and demonstrate what are the focal selective vibrations:
a stimulation that conditions the central nervous system like the movement.
Here it is clearly shown with photographic images detected in functional magnetic resonance (fMNR) biomedical technique that allows us to visualize what happens functionally in the cerebral cortex.
3 healthy young men underwent fMNR with 3 different tasks to perform:
- 1. Movement of the fingers of the right hand
- 2. Selective focal vibrations at 100 Hz on the steady right hand
- 3. Repetition of the movement of the fingers of the right hand while receiving vibrations at 100 Hz
Following the 1st task the bilateral activations of the hemispheres were verified.
Following the 2nd task the same bilateral activations of the hemispheres of the 1st task were verified = vibratory stimulation is perceived by the central nervous system as movement.
Following the 3rd task, the activations of the right cerebellum (homolateral activation), organ at the base of learning and motor control, coordination and propulsion were verified.
As reported in the article, this finding can open a new field of research on how localized vibration can be used in neurorehabilitation and places new emphasis on the role of the cerebellum in the rehabilitation process.