Stroke recovery. Lessons from functional MR imaging and other methods of human brain mapping

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 1999 Nov;10(4):875-86, ix.


The mechanisms underlying patient recovery after stroke remain incompletely understood. Human brain mapping methods such as functional MR imaging provide insights into stroke recovery mechanisms. After a unilateral brain insult, lasting changes take place in both hemispheres and along the rim of a cortical infarct. Such information may be of value in the design of therapies targeting stroke recovery.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Mapping*
  • Cerebral Infarction / rehabilitation
  • Functional Laterality
  • Humans
  • Motor Cortex / physiology
  • Psychomotor Performance
  • Recovery of Function / physiology*
  • Stroke Rehabilitation*