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Motor flexibility and Rehabilitation

Aims

The aim of this project is to develop a new strategy for motor rehabilitation. Whereas most rehabilitation emphasise voluntary control, we hypothesise that stimulating automatic motor commands would enhance the recovery of functional and better coordinated motricity. This is achieved through exercices in which patients face urgent situations such as grasping an object before it escapes out of the peripersonal space, grasping an object before is it smashed by another moving object, grasping steady or moving objects which unpredictively jump.

On-line motor control in reaction to an object jump
On-line motor control in reaction to an object jump

Methods

A piloted table has been developped in order to control the displacement of objects (see Shenk et al. ). It is used to either test the ability of brain-lesioned patients to perform on-line corections (to identify the neural networks involved in these corrections) or to train patients to perform automatic corrections (to improve their functional recovery)

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