Motor learning after recovery from hemiparesis

Neuropsychologia. 1994 Oct;32(10):1209-23. doi: 10.1016/0028-3932(94)90103-1.

Abstract

Twenty patients who had almost completely recovered from hemiparesis following unilateral cerebrovascular accident and 16 control subjects had to perform motor learning tasks including a three-dimensional motor problem and two standard precision tests. The ability of hemiparetic patients to solve simple spatial-motor problems and to gain by training was preserved with limitations concerning high precision control. However, hemiparetic patients had a higher demand for time and corrections, as well as a reduced consistency of performance. Thus recovery from hemiparesis was accompanied by reduced skillfulness and automaticity of motor control.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Attention / physiology
  • Basal Ganglia / physiopathology
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / physiopathology
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / psychology
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / rehabilitation*
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiopathology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / physiopathology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / psychology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Dominance, Cerebral / physiology
  • Female
  • Hemiplegia / physiopathology
  • Hemiplegia / psychology
  • Hemiplegia / rehabilitation*
  • Humans
  • Kinesthesis / physiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Motor Skills* / physiology
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Orientation* / physiology
  • Problem Solving* / physiology
  • Psychomotor Performance* / physiology
  • Reaction Time / physiology