Lab receives grant to study how the brain controls movement after a stroke

Understanding brain function during visually guided movements after stoke is important because assessment and rehabilitation approaches involve visually guided movements. The current proposal will first characterize how stroke influences brain activity during a visually guided grip task, and second, will manipulate visual feedback during the task to increase activity in specific regions of the affected motor system. Increased activity in the affected motor system has been associated with better recovery. Our long term goal is to use the findings from this proposal to develop novel treatments that engage affected motor circuits to optimize recovery after stroke.