The involvement of audio-motor coupling in the music-supported therapy applied to stroke patients.

@article{RodrguezFornells2012TheIO,
  title={The involvement of audio-motor coupling in the music-supported therapy applied to stroke patients.},
  author={Antoni Rodr{\'i}guez-Fornells and Nuria Rojo and Juli{\`a} L. Amengual and Pablo Ripoll{\'e}s and Eckart Altenm{\"u}ller and Thomas F M{\"u}nte},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={1252},
  pages={282-93}
}
Music-supported therapy (MST) has been developed recently to improve the use of the affected upper extremity after stroke. MST uses musical instruments, an electronic piano and an electronic drum set emitting piano sounds, to retrain fine and gross movements of the paretic upper extremity. In this paper, we first describe the rationale underlying MST, and we review the previous studies conducted on acute and chronic stroke patients using this new neurorehabilitation approach. Second, we address… CONTINUE READING