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The involvement of audio-motor coupling in the music-supported therapy applied to stroke patients.
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PMID:  22524370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Music-supported therapy (MST) has been developed recently to improve the use of the affected upper extremity after stroke. MST uses musical instruments, an electronic piano and an electronic drum set emitting piano sounds, to retrain fine and gross movements of the paretic upper extremity. In this paper, we first describe the rationale underlying MST, and we review the previous studies conducted on acute and chronic stroke patients using this new neurorehabilitation approach. Second, we address the neural mechanisms involved in the motor movement improvements observed in acute and chronic stroke patients. Third, we provide some recent studies on the involvement of auditory-motor coupling in the MST in chronic stroke patients using functional neuroimaging. Finally, these ideas are discussed and focused on understanding the dynamics involved in the neural circuit underlying audio-motor coupling and how functional connectivity could help to explain the neuroplastic changes observed after therapy in stroke patients.
Authors:
Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells; Nuria Rojo; Julià L Amengual; Pablo Ripollés; Eckart Altenmüller; Thomas F Münte
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1252     ISSN:  1749-6632     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  282-293     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 New York Academy of Sciences.
Affiliation:
Cognition and Brain Plasticity Group, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. Department of Basic Psychology, Campus Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, Barcelona, Spain. Neurodynamic Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychobiology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine, University of Music and Drama Hannover, Hannover, Germany. Department of Neurology, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany.
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