The aging brain: a set of functional MRI data acquired at rest and during exposure to tactile or muscle proprioceptive stimulation in healthy young and older volunteers

Caroline LANDELLE, Julien SEIN, Jean-Luc ANTON, Bruno NAZARIAN, Olivier FELICIAN, Anne KAVOUNOUDIAS
2020 Data in Brief  
There is a growing interest in understanding functional brain decline with aging. The dataset provides raw anatomical and functional images recorded in a group of 20 young volunteers and in another group of 19 older volunteers during a 10-minute period of resting state followed by four consecutive task-related runs. During each task-related run, the participants were exposed to two types of sensory stimulation: a tactile stimulation consisting in a textured-disk rotation under the palm of their
more » ... right hand or a muscle proprioceptive stimulation consisting in a mechanical vibration applied to the muscle tendon of their wrist abductor. These two stimulations are known to evoke illusory sensations of hand movement, while the hand remains actually still. Therefore, the dataset is meant to be used to assess age-related functional brain changes during the perception of hand movements based on muscle proprioception or touch individually. It also allows to explore any structural changes or functional resting connectivity alteration with aging. The dataset is a supplement to the research findings in the paper 'Functional brain changes in the elderly for the perception of hand movements: a greater impairment occurs in proprioception than touch published in NeuroImage.
doi:10.1016/j.dib.2020.105939 pmid:32671149 pmcid:PMC7339028 fatcat:c3vyo7kp2fh73ler7rf7dninjq