The visual amplification of goal-oriented movements counteracts acquired non-use in hemiparetic stroke patients

@inproceedings{Ballester2015TheVA,
  title={The visual amplification of goal-oriented movements counteracts acquired non-use in hemiparetic stroke patients},
  author={Bel{\'e}n Rubio Ballester and Jens Nirme and Esther Duarte and Ampar Cuxart and Susana Rodr{\'i}guez and Paul F. M. J. Verschure and Armin Duff},
  year={2015}
}
Background: Stroke-induced impairments result from both primary and secondary causes, i.e. damage to the brain and the acquired non-use of the impaired limbs. Indeed, stroke patients often under-utilize their paretic limb despite sufficient residual motor function. We hypothesize that acquired non-use can be overcome by reinforcement-based training strategies. Methods: Hemiparetic stroke patients (n = 20, 11 males, 9 right-sided hemiparesis) were asked to reach targets appearing in either the… CONTINUE READING