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MOvement control in STroke - clinical and laboratory assessments and in relation to brain imaging with fMRI (MOST study)

This project aims to increase the knowledge about how body function is influenced by stroke. We analyze general movement ability in detail with an advanced high-speed camera system and map brain activity while simultaneously recording the ability to perform individual finger movements.

Brain activity maps in an MR scanner from a control subject (upper panel) and a subject with stroke (bottom panels) during left and right hand’s finger motions with thumb motion (DIG1) as baseline. A stroke causes an injury to the brain. Our research aims to increase the knowledge about how body movements are influenced by stroke due to the brain injury.

Clinical tests of body function after a stroke report what a person can do without explaining why a task is difficult to perform. We use a motion capture system to analyze hand, arm and upper body function as well as gait in a movement lab. Via functional brain imaging synchronized with motion cameras, we also investigate brain activity during individual finger movements. Our goal is to increase the understanding of how changes in brain activity relate to changes in body function after a stroke, in order to develop better clinical functional tests.

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Title of Project

MOvement control in STroke - clinical and laboratory assessments
and in relation to brain imaging with fMRI (MOST study)

Project status

Completed

Subject areas

Neuroscience, Physiotherapy

Head of research

Charlotte Häger, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation


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