Mirror neurons: action observation treatment as a tool in stroke rehabilitation.

  title={Mirror neurons: action observation treatment as a tool in stroke rehabilitation.},
  author={Marco Franceschini and Maurizio Agosti and Anna Cantagallo and Patrizio Sale and Maurizio Mancuso and Giovanni Buccino},
  journal={European journal of physical and rehabilitation medicine},
  volume={46 4},
BACKGROUND The observation of actions performed by others activate in an observer the same neural structures (including mirror neurons) as when he/she actually performs the same actions. AIM The aim of the present study was to assess whether action observation treatment may improve upper limb motor impairment in chronic stroke patients. DESIGN This was an observational study. SETTING Patients were recruited by three Italian Centres for Neurorehabilitation between 2006 and 2008… CONTINUE READING

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