Imaging Motor Recovery After Stroke

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Yozbatiran N., Cramer S. C.

NeuroRx, vol.3, no.4, pp.482-488, 2006 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nurx.2006.07.003
  • Journal Name: NeuroRx
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.482-488
  • Keywords: functional MRI, human brain mapping, plasticity, recovery, Stroke, therapy
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Most patients show improvement in the weeks or months after a stroke. Recovery is incomplete, however, leaving most with significant impairment and disability. Because the brain does not grow back to an appreciable extent, this recovery occurs on the basis of change in function of surviving tissues. Brain mapping studies have characterized a number of processes and principles relevant to recovery from stroke in humans. The findings have potential application to improving therapeutics that aim to restore function after stroke. © 2006 The American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics, Inc.