Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:

Friday, August 26, 2016

Combined Action Observation and Motor Imagery Neurofeedback Up-Regulates Contralateral Sensorimotor Activity

Whoa, three big words to confuse us peons; Up-regulates, Contralateral, Sensorimotor. I don't think researchers even want us to read research which is why they obsfucate their blatherings.
Friesen, Christopher
Motor imagery (MI) and action observation have proven to be efficacious adjuncts to traditional physiotherapy, to enhance motor recovery from stroke. Recently, researchers have used a combined approach called imagined imitation (II), where an individual watches a motor task being performed, while simultaneously imagining they are performing the movement. While neurofeedback (NFB) has been used extensively with MI to improve patients’ ability to modulate sensorimotor activity and enhance motor recovery, the feasibility of using NFB with II is unknown. This project tested whether healthy controls could modulate sensorimotor lateralization during II-NFB of a unilateral handshake using electroencephalography, and whether this ability transferred to subsequent MI. Thirty-two subjects, receiving real or sham NFB attended four sessions where they engaged in II-NFB training and subsequent MI. Results showed the NFB group demonstrated more sensorimotor activity during sessions three and four, and that this NFB effect transferred to subsequent MI.

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