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 publicationIEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages967-972
    Number of pages6
    Volume2015-September
    ISBN (Print)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

    Other

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Tang, Z., Iwata, H., & Sugano, S. (2015). An fMRI pilot study evaluating brain activation during different finger training exercises. In IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (Vol. 2015-September, pp. 967-972). [7281329] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2015.7281329