Relationship between impulsivity traits and awareness of motor intention
F. Giovannelli, B. Mastrolorenzo, A. Rossi, G. Gavazzi, S. Righi, G. Zaccara, M. P. Viggiano and M. Cincotta
Version of Record online: 27 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ejn.13359
Our goal was to test the hypothesis that impulsivity could be related to a delayed awareness of voluntary action. Our main finding was that in healthy participants the time between the conscious intention to move and the execution of a self-initiated movement is related to impulsive personality traits. These data may have potential clinical implications, e.g. in Parkinson's disease, in order to identify patients at risk to develop impulse control disorders.