Functional MRI detects posterior shifts in primary sensorimotor cortex activation after stroke: evidence of local adaptive reorganization?

@article{Pieiro2001FunctionalMD,
  title={Functional MRI detects posterior shifts in primary sensorimotor cortex activation after stroke: evidence of local adaptive reorganization?},
  author={Rosa Pi{\~n}eiro and Stuart Pendlebury and Heidi Johansen-Berg and Paul M. Matthews},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={1134-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Further recovery from stroke can occur late, long after the end of the apparent evolution of pathological changes. This observation and evidence obtained from functional imaging for altered patterns of activation after brain injury suggest that cortical reorganization may contribute to recovery. Here, we have tested for potentially adaptive reorganization in the primary sensorimotor cortex. METHODS We used functional MRI to study brain activation with dominant hand… CONTINUE READING