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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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


  • BCI
  • Chronic stroke
  • DTI
  • FMRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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