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Motor systems plasticity

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  • UserJohn W Krakauer MD Associate Professor of Neurology, Co-Director, The Motor Performance Laboratory, The Neurological Institute Columbia University
  • ClockWednesday 01 April 2009, 17:00-18:00
  • HouseCripps Court, Magdalene College.

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Data will be discussed that suggest that recovery from motor impairment after stroke is predictable in most patients within one week of stroke. This recovery seems to be proportional to the initial degree of impairment. This predictability suggests that current rehabilitation may not have an impact on impairment over and above spontaneous biological recovery. A subset of patients with severe impairment do not show proportional recovery. Functional imaging data will show that suggests that it may be possible to identify this subset of patients. Finally, data will be shown showing that non-invasive brain stimulation can enhance motor skill acquisition.

This talk is part of the Spring School 2009 - "Regeneration and Plasticity of Neural Circuits" series.

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