ICPEF

The Interaction between the Central and Peripheral Exercise-Related Fatigue



Grant agreement no.: 274612
Grant Scheme: Marie Curie Actions Intra-European Fellowships (IEF)
Project full title: The Interaction between the Central and Peripheral Exercise-Related Fatigue
Project acronym: ICPEF
Duration of the project: 24 months
Start date of the project: 01.03.2012

Project successfully completed

 

Interaction between the fatigue and neuromuscular activation remains one of the most challenging research topics in neurophysiology. The factors influencing the development of fatigue involve both peripheral and central aspects but their complex interactions are yet to be illuminated.

The main objective of the proposed project is to develop and assess the computer-aided computational techniques for extraction of joint information provided by multichannel EMG and EEG before, during and after the fatiguing exercises.

 

The specific research goals are:

  • The decoding of neural drive to the muscle based on the decomposition of multichannel surface EMG.
     
  • Functional analysis of motor cortex based on multichannel EEG.
     
  • Coupling of extracted neural drive to the activity of motor cortex.
     
  • Study of influence of peripheral muscle fatigue to exercise performance.

The decoding of neural drive to the muscle will be based on techniques for decomposition of multichannel EMG. Functional analysis of motor cortex will be based on multichannel EEG and will include well-defined indices of central fatigue, such as the decrease of EEG-EMG coherence.