By providing music-supported training to stroke rehabilitation treatment, we shall reproduce and evaluate behavioural improvements. We will examine changes in cortical and muscle activities and integrity of motions before, throughout, and after the training. These physiological and behavioural data will tell how much the music-supported training can benefit motor rehabilitation. At the same time we shall examine healthy age-matched subjects for potential benefits in cognitive and motor functions. We use MEG recording when the subjects perform simple auditory or motor tasks which will be overlayed on an individual's MRI (listening or tapping to auditory beats, or passively perceiving somatosensory stimulation). The physiological indices (evoked responses and accompanying oscillatory activities) are usually sensitive to yield differences within subject across multiple measurements, thus suitable for assessing training-induced changes.
Panteha Razavi, Research Assistant
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