Testing somatosensory deficits in stroke patients with MRI: the key to increasing motor rehabilitation success.

Samenvatting

Stroke has extremely negative consequences for quality of life, often resulting in impaired arm-hand functioning. It is increasingly understood that motor rehabilitation relies on the interplay between somatosensory and motor cortex: patients need touch and position information to re-learn missing day-to-day arm-hand skills. However, clinical diagnosis still overlooks somatosensory problems.
This project exploits state-of-the-art MRI to map somatosensory brain markers, and investigates these markers in both healthy subjects and stroke patients, to provide a short, objective, MRI-based test for somatosensory deficiency. This novel diagnostic approach has the potential to significantly improve rehabilitation treatment, increasing stroke patients’ quality of life.

Kenmerken

Projectnummer

406.18.565

Hoofdaanvrager

Prof. dr. R.W. Goebel

Verbonden aan

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience

Looptijd

03/09/2018 tot 02/09/2022