1. Positron emission tomography (PET) was used to identify the neuroanatomical correlates underlying 'central command' during imagination of exercise under hypnosis, in order to uncouple central command from peripheral feedback. 2. Three cognitive conditions were used: condition I, imagination of freewheeling downhill on a bicycle (no change in heart rate, HR, or ventilation, V(I)): condition II, imagination of exercise, cycling uphill (increased HR by 12 % and V(I) by 30 % of the actual exer...Expand abstract
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Identification of higher brain centres that may encode the cardiorespiratory response to exercise in humans.
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