Cerebral imaging of post-stroke plasticity and tissue repair
Publication date: Available online 3 October 2017
Author(s): I. Loubinoux, N. Brihmat, E. Castel-Lacanal, P. Marque
Six months after stroke onset, 50 % of patients are still disabled and dependent, while many brain mechanisms of recovery remain partially unknown or misunderstood. However, brain imaging and cerebral connectivity analytical techniques have provided invaluable insights into such mechanisms and identified two main patterns of brain reorganization depending on stroke severity. The contralesional primary motor cortex can take over motor function in...