Approaches to Sensory Motor Recovery and Function
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Recently, emphasis is given on integrating proprioceptive information with motor rehabilitation post-stroke. We will cover the theoretical background of cognitive multisensory rehabilitation, which integrates multisensory information (including proprioception) with motor actions AND attention to body awareness with motor rehabilitation to improve quality of movement post-stroke. Scientific evidence of the mechanisms of this therapy will be explained through brain imaging studies. We will cover the brain areas activated during shape discrimination tasks, similar to the ones used in this therapy, with a custom-made MRI-compatible robot. Further, we will explain the modulation of key brain areas and networks, and its correlation with motor recovery, after cognitive sensorimotor rehabilitation.