Low-Frequency Brain Oscillations Track Motor Recovery in Human Stroke.

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Summary of "Low-Frequency Brain Oscillations Track Motor Recovery in Human Stroke."

The majority of patients with stroke survive the acute episode and live with enduring disability. Effective therapies to support recovery of motor function after stroke are yet to be developed. Key to this development is the identification of neurophysiologic signals that mark recovery and are suitable and susceptible to interventional therapies. Movement preparatory low-frequency oscillations (LFOs) play a key role in cortical control of movement. Recent animal data point to a mechanistic role of motor cortical LFOs in stroke motor deficits and demonstrate neuromodulation intervention with therapeutic benefit. Their relevance in human stroke pathophysiology is unknown.


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Name: Annals of neurology
ISSN: 1531-8249


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