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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203631/a-different-kind-of-weapon-focus-simulated-training-with-ballistic-weapons-reduces-change-blindness
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J Eric T Taylor, Jessica K Witt, Jay Pratt
Attentional allocation is flexibly altered by action-related priorities. Given that tools - and specifically weapons - can affect attentional allocation, we asked whether training with a weapon or holding a weapon during search would affect change detection. In three experiments, participants searched for changes to agents, shootable objects, or environments in the popular flicker paradigm. Participants trained with a simulated weapon or watched a video from the same training perspective and then searched for changes while holding a weapon or a control object...
2017: Cogn Res Princ Implic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199924/hip-ankle-coordination-during-gait-in-individuals-with-chronic-ankle-instability
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Sheng-Che Yen, Kevin K Chui, Marie B Corkery, Elizabeth A Allen, Caitlin M Cloonan
Individuals with chronic ankle instability (CAI) may have sensorimotor impairments that affect control at the hip in addition to the ankle. The purpose of this study was to compare hip-ankle coordination and coordination variability between individuals with CAI and healthy individuals during walking. Ten healthy subjects and 10 subjects with CAI were recruited to walk on a treadmill. Hip-ankle coordination was quantified using vector coding, and coordination variability was quantified using coefficient of correspondence...
February 7, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195187/sensory-augmentation-integration-of-an-auditory-compass-signal-into-human-perception-of-space
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Frank Schumann, J Kevin O'Regan
Bio-mimetic approaches to restoring sensory function show great promise in that they rapidly produce perceptual experience, but have the disadvantage of being invasive. In contrast, sensory substitution approaches are non-invasive, but may lead to cognitive rather than perceptual experience. Here we introduce a new non-invasive approach that leads to fast and truly perceptual experience like bio-mimetic techniques. Instead of building on existing circuits at the neural level as done in bio-mimetics, we piggy-back on sensorimotor contingencies at the stimulus level...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167121/assessing-motor-imagery-in-brain-computer-interface-training-psychological-and-neurophysiological-correlates
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Anatoly Vasilyev, Sofya Liburkina, Lev Yakovlev, Olga Perepelkina, Alexander Kaplan
Motor imagery (MI) is considered to be a promising cognitive tool for improving motor skills as well as for rehabilitation therapy of movement disorders. It is believed that MI training efficiency could be improved by using the brain-computer interface (BCI) technology providing real-time feedback on person's mental attempts. While BCI is indeed a convenient and motivating tool for practicing MI, it is not clear whether it could be used for predicting or measuring potential positive impact of the training. In this study, we are trying to establish whether the proficiency in BCI control is associated with any of the neurophysiological or psychological correlates of motor imagery, as well as to determine possible interrelations among them...
February 4, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165363/effect-of-experimental-hand-pain-on-training-induced-changes-in-motor-performance-and-corticospinal-excitability
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Nicolas Mavromatis, Cécilia Neige, Martin Gagné, Karen T Reilly, Catherine Mercier
Pain influences plasticity within the sensorimotor system and the aim of this study was to assess the effect of pain on changes in motor performance and corticospinal excitability during training for a novel motor task. A total of 30 subjects were allocated to one of two groups (Pain, NoPain) and performed ten training blocks of a visually-guided isometric pinch task. Each block consisted of 15 force sequences, and subjects modulated the force applied to a transducer in order to reach one of five target forces...
February 4, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130065/measuring-neuroplasticity-associated-with-cerebral-palsy-rehabilitation-an-mri-based-power-analysis
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Lee B Reid, Alex M Pagnozzi, Simona Fiori, Roslyn N Boyd, Nicholas Dowson, Stephen E Rose
Researchers in the field of child neurology are increasingly looking to supplement clinical trials of motor rehabilitation with neuroimaging in order to better understand the relationship between behavioural training, brain changes, and clinical improvements. Randomised controlled trials are typically accompanied by sample size calculations to detect clinical improvements but, despite the large cost of neuroimaging, not equivalent calculations for concurrently acquired imaging neuroimaging measures of changes in response to intervention...
January 24, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113590/neurofeedback-control-in-parkinsonian-patients-using-electrocortigraphy-signals-accessed-wirelessly-with-a-chronic-fully-implanted-device
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Preeya Khanna, Nicole Swann, Coralie De Hemptinne, Svjetlana Miocinovic, Andrew Miller, Philip A Starr, Jose M Carmena
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by motor symptoms such as rigidity and bradykinesia that prevent normal movement. Beta band oscillations (13-30 Hz) in neural local field potentials (LFPs) have been associated with these motor symptoms. Here, three PD patients implanted with a therapeutic deep brain neural stimulator that can also record and wirelessly stream neural data played a neurofeedback game where they modulated their beta band power from sensorimotor cortical areas. Patients' beta band power was streamed in real-time to update the position of a cursor that they tried to drive into a cued target...
August 24, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104260/robot-guided-ankle-sensorimotor-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Yunju Lee, Kai Chen, Yupeng Ren, Jongsang Son, Bruce A Cohen, James A Sliwa, Li-Qun Zhang
BACKGROUND: People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often develop symptoms including muscle weakness, spasticity, imbalance, and sensory loss in the lower limbs, especially at the ankle, which result in impaired balance and locomotion and increased risk of falls. Rehabilitation strategies that improve ankle function may improve mobility and safety of ambulation in patients with MS. This pilot study investigated effectiveness of a robot-guided ankle passive-active movement training in reducing motor and sensory impairments and improving balance and gait functions...
January 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091936/task-specific-motor-rehabilitation-therapy-after-stroke-improves-performance-in-a-different-motor-task-translational-evidence
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M El Amki, P Baumgartner, O Bracko, A R Luft, S Wegener
While the stroke survivor with a motor deficit strives for recovery of all aspects of daily life movements, neurorehabilitation training is often task specific and does not generalize to movements other than the ones trained. In rodent models of post-stroke recovery, this problem is poorly investigated as the training task is often the same as the one that measures motor function. The present study investigated whether motor training by pellet reaching translates into enhancement of different motor functions in rats after stroke...
January 14, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079509/excellent-balance-skills-despite-active-and-inactive-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-unexpected-results-of-a-cross-sectional-study
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Josephine Merker, Matthias Hartmann, Florian Kreuzpointner, Ansgar Schwirtz, Johannes-Peter Haas
OBJECTIVES: Postural control (PC) is fundamental for human movements. Different factors, such as injuries or diseases, can adversely affect PC. The purpose of this study was to evaluate PC in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients with different disease activity levels in comparison to healthy peers. METHODS: JIA patients with active and inactive lower limb joints (n=36 each group) were examined. Both groups have been on medication and have had physiotherapy for at least 5 years...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070922/an-open-label-randomized-control-trial-of-hopping-and-jumping-training-versus-sensorimotor-rehabilitation-programme-on-postural-capacities-in-individuals-with-intellectual-disabilities
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Rihab Borji, Sonia Sahli, Rym Baccouch, Rabeb Laatar, Hiba Kachouri, Haithem Rebai
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of a hopping and jumping training programme (HJP) versus a sensorimotor rehabilitation programme (SRP) on postural performances in children with intellectual disability. METHODS: Three groups of children with intellectual disability participated in the study: the HJP group, the SRP group and a control group. Postural capacities were tested with the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and the Tinetti tests. The HJP and the SRP groups participated in the training programmes for eight weeks...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029594/priming-hand-motor-training-with-repetitive-stimulation-of-the-fingertips-performance-gain-and-functional-imaging-of-training-effects
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Martin Lotze, Aija Marie Ladda, Sybille Roschka, Thomas Platz, Hubert R Dinse
BACKGROUND: Application of repetitive electrical stimulation (rES) of the fingers has been shown to improve tactile perception and sensorimotor performance in healthy individuals. OBJECTIVE: To increase motor performance by priming the effects of active motor training (arm ability training; AAT) using rES. METHODS: We compared the performance gain for the training increase of the averaged AAT tasks of both hands in two groups of strongly right-handed healthy volunteers...
October 6, 2016: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992260/a-three-week-unexpected-disturbance-program-improves-physical-performance-of-elite-female-athletes
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Jorg Teichmann, Edin K Suwarganda, C Martyn Beaven, Kim Hébert-Losier, Lee Jin Wei, Florencio Tenllado Vallejo, Philip Lew Chun Foong, Ramlan Abdul Aziz, Yeo Wee Kian, Dietmar Schmidtbleicher
CONTEXT: Sensorimotor training is commonly used in a rehabilitative setting; however, the effectiveness of an unexpected disturbance program (UDP) to enhance performance measures in uninjured elite athletes is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a three-week UDP program on strength, power, and proprioceptive measures. DESIGN: Matched-group, pre- post design. SETTING: National Sports Institute. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-one international-level female field hockey athletes...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990240/paired-associative-stimulation-using-brain-computer-interfaces-for-stroke-rehabilitation-a-pilot-study
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Woosang Cho, Nikolaus Sabathiel, Rupert Ortner, Alexander Lechner, Danut C Irimia, Brendan Z Allison, Guenter Edlinger, Christoph Guger
Conventional therapies do not provide paralyzed patients with closed-loop sensorimotor integration for motor rehabilitation. Paired associative stimulation (PAS) uses brain-computer interface (BCI) technology to monitor patients' movement imagery in real-time, and utilizes the information to control functional electrical stimulation (FES) and bar feedback for complete sensorimotor closed loop. To realize this approach, we introduce the recoveriX system, a hardware and software platform for PAS. After 10 sessions of recoveriX training, one stroke patient partially regained control of dorsiflexion in her paretic wrist...
June 13, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973679/effect-on-body-composition-and-bone-mineral-density-of-walking-with-a-robotic-exoskeleton-in-adults-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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Antony D Karelis, Lívia Pinheiro Carvalho, Manuel Jose Castillo, Dany H Gagnon, Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect on body composition and bone mineral density of locomotor training using a robotic exoskeleton in individuals with spinal cord injury. STUDY DESIGN: Interventional study. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Five adults with a non-progressive traumatic complete sensorimotor spinal cord injury who were using a wheelchair as a primary mode of mobility. Participants performed a personalized 6-week progressive locomotor training programme using a robotic exoskeleton 3 times/week for up to 60 min...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959914/learning-new-sensorimotor-contingencies-effects-of-long-term-use-of-sensory-augmentation-on-the-brain-and-conscious-perception
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Sabine U König, Frank Schumann, Johannes Keyser, Caspar Goeke, Carina Krause, Susan Wache, Aleksey Lytochkin, Manuel Ebert, Vincent Brunsch, Basil Wahn, Kai Kaspar, Saskia K Nagel, Tobias Meilinger, Heinrich Bülthoff, Thomas Wolbers, Christian Büchel, Peter König
Theories of embodied cognition propose that perception is shaped by sensory stimuli and by the actions of the organism. Following sensorimotor contingency theory, the mastery of lawful relations between own behavior and resulting changes in sensory signals, called sensorimotor contingencies, is constitutive of conscious perception. Sensorimotor contingency theory predicts that, after training, knowledge relating to new sensorimotor contingencies develops, leading to changes in the activation of sensorimotor systems, and concomitant changes in perception...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932696/corpus-callosum-structural-integrity-is-associated-with-postural-control-improvement-in-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-who-have-minimal-disability
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Daniel S Peterson, Geetanjali Gera, Fay B Horak, Brett W Fling
Background Improvement of postural control in persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) is an important target for neurorehabilitation. Although PwMS are able to improve postural performance with training, the neural underpinnings of these improvements are poorly understood. Objective To understand the neural underpinnings of postural motor learning in PwMS. Methods Supraspinal white matter structural connectivity in PwMS was correlated with improvements in postural performance (balancing on an oscillating surface over 25 trials) and retention of improvements (24 hours later)...
December 8, 2016: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923638/dance-and-music-share-gray-matter-structural-correlates
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Falisha J Karpati, Chiara Giacosa, Nicholas E V Foster, Virginia B Penhune, Krista L Hyde
Intensive practise of sensorimotor skills, such as music and dance, is associated with brain structural plasticity. While the neural correlates of music have been well-investigated, less is known about the neural correlates of dance. Additionally, the gray matter structural correlates of dance versus music training have not yet been directly compared. The objectives of the present study were to compare gray matter structure as measured by surface- and voxel-based morphometry between expert dancers, expert musicians and untrained controls, as well as to correlate gray matter structure with performance on dance- and music-related tasks...
December 3, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921068/voltage-sensitive-dye-imaging-of-mouse-neocortex-during-a-whisker-detection-task
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Alexandros Kyriakatos, Vijay Sadashivaiah, Yifei Zhang, Alessandro Motta, Matthieu Auffret, Carl C H Petersen
Sensorimotor processing occurs in a highly distributed manner in the mammalian neocortex. The spatiotemporal dynamics of electrical activity in the dorsal mouse neocortex can be imaged using voltage-sensitive dyes (VSDs) with near-millisecond temporal resolution and [Formula: see text] spatial resolution. Here, we trained mice to lick a water reward spout after a 1-ms deflection of the C2 whisker, and we imaged cortical dynamics during task execution with VSD RH1691. Responses to whisker deflection were highly dynamic and spatially highly distributed, exhibiting high variability from trial to trial in amplitude and spatiotemporal dynamics...
July 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920978/network-interactions-underlying-mirror-feedback-in-stroke-a-dynamic-causal-modeling-study
#20
Soha Saleh, Mathew Yarossi, Thushini Manuweera, Sergei Adamovich, Eugene Tunik
Mirror visual feedback (MVF) is potentially a powerful tool to facilitate recovery of disordered movement and stimulate activation of under-active brain areas due to stroke. The neural mechanisms underlying MVF have therefore been a focus of recent inquiry. Although it is known that sensorimotor areas can be activated via mirror feedback, the network interactions driving this effect remain unknown. The aim of the current study was to fill this gap by using dynamic causal modeling to test the interactions between regions in the frontal and parietal lobes that may be important for modulating the activation of the ipsilesional motor cortex during mirror visual feedback of unaffected hand movement in stroke patients...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
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