Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Show Increase in Neural Activity

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Dr. Ronsse and his colleagues at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium use Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies to show the increase in neural activity during the learning of a bimanual motor task. The research can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21030486 .

The group taught the two groups a bimanual task with augmented feedback (FB). The first group received a visual Knowledge of Results FB (KR) dose and the second group received an auditory Knowledge of Performance FB (KP) dose. The group that received the KP dose was less reliant on the FB to complete the task post practice. The HandTutor motion feedback provides both continuous and simultaneous doses of KR and KP. The relative dose of KR and KP can be changed by the therapist so that a patient with severe movement dysfunction can be given a challenging task that offers both KP and KR with the emphasis on KP. As the patients movement ability increases then the task can be customized to offer a higher degree of KR and less KP.  see http://www.handtutor.com

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