Journal article

Finding the Intersection of Neuroplasticity, Stroke Recovery, and Learning: Scope and Contributions to Stroke Rehabilitation

Leeanne Carey, Alistair Walsh, Achini Adikari, Peter Goodin, Damminda Alahakoon, Daswin De Silva, Kok-Leong Ong, Michael Nilsson, Lara Boyd

NEURAL PLASTICITY | HINDAWI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Aim: Neural plastic changes are experience and learning dependent, yet exploiting this knowledge to enhance clinical outcomes after stroke is in its infancy. Our aim was to search the available evidence for the core concepts of neuroplasticity, stroke recovery, and learning; identify links between these concepts; and identify and review the themes that best characterise the intersection of these three concepts. Methods: We developed a novel approach to identify the common research topics among the three areas: neuroplasticity, stroke recovery, and learning. A concept map was created a priori, and separate searches were conducted for each concept. The methodology involved three main phases: d..

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Grants

Awarded by James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative in Cognitive Rehabilitation-Collaborative Award


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the support for the analysis, write-up, and researchers from the James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative in Cognitive Rehabilitation-Collaborative Award (# 220020413). We also acknowledge the support from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Project grant (# 1022694), Career Development Award (# 307905), Centre of Research Excellence (# 1077898), and Partnership grant (# 1134495).