An fMRI pilot study evaluating brain activation during different finger training exercises

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Abstract

The recovery of motor function after stroke is widely considered to result from brain plasticity. However, what kind of training exercise can better provoke brain plastic processes is still unclear. Studying regional brain activation during a specific training exercise may provide value information that can help design more effective therapeutic approaches. In this paper, we monitored brain activation when subjects performed four different finger training exercises: left middle finger passive movement (LMFP), left middle finger active movement (LMFA), middle finger self-motion control movement (MF), and both middle fingers active movement (BMFA). Eight healthy volunteers were involved in this study. The results indicated that the LFMA results in stronger brain activation than the LMFP in the left insular, left inferior frontal cortex, right middle cingulate cortex, left S1, bilateral cerebellum, SMA, and right inferior frontal areas. However, we did not find a significant difference when comparing the the MF and the BMFA conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Technology Festival, ICORR 2015
EditorsDavid Braun, Haoyong Yu, Domenico Campolo
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages967-972
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479918072
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 28
Event14th IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2015 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2015 Aug 112015 Aug 14

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Volume2015-September
ISSN (Print)1945-7898
ISSN (Electronic)1945-7901

Other

Other14th IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2015
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period15/8/1115/8/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Rehabilitation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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