Prolonged cognitive planning time, elevated cognitive effort, and relationship to coordination and motor control following stroke

IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2006 Jun;14(2):168-71. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2006.875554.


Understanding cortical function can provide accurately targeted interventions after stroke. Initially, stroke survivors had prolonged cognitive planning time and elevated cognitive effort, highly correlated with motor control impairments. Exploratory results suggest that neurorehabilitation, accurately targeted to dyscoordination, weakness, and dysfunctional task component execution, can improve cognitive processes controlling motor function.

Publication types

  • Controlled Clinical Trial
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Brain / physiopathology*
  • Cognition*
  • Electroencephalography / methods*
  • Evoked Potentials*
  • Feedback
  • Humans
  • Movement*
  • Postural Balance
  • Psychomotor Performance*
  • Reaction Time
  • Stroke / physiopathology*