Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The role of the Mirror Neuron System in Rehabilitation with Mirror Therapy.

The Role of the Mirror Neuron System in Rehabilitation with Mirror Therapy following Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction - a pilot fMRI study -was published late last year.
Although it was a small study the results did show that Mirror Visual feedback or mirror therapy seems to recruit the mirror neuron system more than normal movement observation and can facilitate motor recovery. In addition, MVF possibly can modify the body scheme located in the visual cortex.
© 2006 Rothgangel et al; licensee . This is an Open Access article: verbatim copying and redistribution of this article are permitted in all media for any purpose, provided this notice is preserved along with the article's original URL.
http://www.egms.de/en/meetings/gmds2006/06gmds391.shtml

A link to this abstract can be found to the left of this blog under "Articles of interest".

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