Journal article

Electric and acoustic stimulation during movement preparation can facilitate movement execution in healthy participants and stroke survivors

Welber Marinovic, Sandra G Brauer, Kathryn S Hayward, Timothy J Carroll, Stephan Riek

NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

There has been increasing interest in the use of loud acoustic stimulation (LAS) to gain insight into the preparation and initiation of motor actions. Typically, LAS presented during movement preparation in healthy participants culminates in the earlier than normal initiation of the prepared movement and an increase in the magnitude of the response. Recent reports have shown LAS can also facilitate movement in chronic stroke survivors. This suggests that current therapies for motor recovery after stroke might benefit from employing such alternate methods of triggering movement. In this study we sought to test a new way to facilitate motor actions that could be of relevance in clinical settin..

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