Chronic stroke recovery after combined BCI training and physiotherapy: A case report

Andrea Caria, Cornelia Weber, Doris Brötz, Ander Ramos, Luca F. Ticini, Alireza Gharabaghi, Christoph Braun, Niels Birbaumer

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Abstract

A case of partial recovery after stroke and its associated brain reorganization in a chronic patient after combined brain computer interface (BCI) training and physiotherapy is presented. A multimodal neuroimaging approach based on fMRI and diffusion tensor imaging was used to investigate plasticity of the brain motor system in parallel with longitudinal clinical assessments. A convergent association between functional and structural data in the ipsilesional premotor areas was observed. As a proof of concept investigation, these results encourage further research on a specific role of BCI on brain plasticity and recovery after stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578-582
Number of pages5
JournalPsychophysiology
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

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Keywords

  • BCI
  • Chronic stroke
  • DTI
  • FMRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Caria, A., Weber, C., Brötz, D., Ramos, A., Ticini, L. F., Gharabaghi, A., Braun, C., & Birbaumer, N. (2011). Chronic stroke recovery after combined BCI training and physiotherapy: A case report. Psychophysiology, 48(4), 578-582. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01117.x