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Evolution of Cortical Asymmetry with Post-stroke Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study

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Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III (ICNR 2018)


The lesions induced by unilateral strokes perturb the complex and critical interhemispheric balance. While a high asymmetry measured in the acute phase is known to be a predictor for poor motor recovery, the evolution of this imbalance along motor recovery has not been studied. Here, we evaluated the evolution of the cortical power asymmetry during a robot-assisted motor task along a rehabilitation intervention. Preliminary results suggest that a reduction of the brain asymmetry towards values exhibited by healthy controls is associated with higher motor recovery.

Research supported by the Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro- Engineering and the Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Translational Neuroengineering.

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Miehlbradt, J. et al. (2019). Evolution of Cortical Asymmetry with Post-stroke Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study. In: Masia, L., Micera, S., Akay, M., Pons, J. (eds) Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III. ICNR 2018. Biosystems & Biorobotics, vol 21. Springer, Cham.

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