An experimental analysis of unintentional lower limb action

Neuropsychologia. 2001;39(6):574-9. doi: 10.1016/s0028-3932(00)00152-4.


We provide an experimental analysis of the factors that determine unintentional lower limb action in a patient with cortico-basal degeneration. We show a dissociation between lower limb movements in a novel task and the ability to remember task instructions. In addition, there were effects of the pre-potency of the learned response to the stimulus, with different effects emerging with familiar and unfamiliar stimuli.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Basal Ganglia Diseases / complications
  • Basal Ganglia Diseases / pathology*
  • Basal Ganglia Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Cerebral Cortex / pathology*
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leg / physiopathology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Movement Disorders / etiology
  • Movement Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Recognition, Psychology