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Research Article

Is There a Role for Combined EMG-fMRI in Exploring the Pathophysiology of Essential Tremor and Improving Functional Neurosurgery?

  • Maria Fiorella Contarino mail,

    a.f.vanrootselaar@amc.uva.nl (AFvR); m.f.contarino@amc.uva.nl (MFC)

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Paul F. C. Groot,

    Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Johan N. van der Meer,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Lo J. Bour,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Johannes D. Speelman,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Aart J. Nederveen,

    Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Pepijn van den Munckhof,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Marina A. J. Tijssen,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Peter Rick Schuurman,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Anne-Fleur van Rootselaar mail

    a.f.vanrootselaar@amc.uva.nl (AFvR); m.f.contarino@amc.uva.nl (MFC)

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: October 01, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046234

About the Authors

Maria Fiorella Contarino, Johan N. van der Meer, Lo J. Bour, Johannes D. Speelman, Marina A. J. Tijssen, Anne-Fleur van Rootselaar
Department of Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Paul F. C. Groot, Aart J. Nederveen
Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pepijn van den Munckhof, Peter Rick Schuurman
Department of Neurosurgery Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MFC JDS AN AFvR. Performed the experiments: MFC JNvdM. Analyzed the data: MFC PFCG JNvdM LJB AFvR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PFCG JNvdM JDS AJN PvdM MAJT PRS AFvR. Wrote the paper: MFC. Interpreted data: MFC PFCG JDS AJN PvdM MAJT PRS AFvR. Critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content: PFCG JNvdM LJB JDS AJN PvdM MAJT PRS AFvR. Approved the final version: MFC PFCG JNvdM LJB JDS AJN PvdM MAJT PRS AFvR.