Human Motor Recovery Laboratory

Director: Dylan Edwards, PhD

Overview

The focus of the Human Motor Recovery Laboratory is to study motor recovery in humans after injury to the adult brain or spinal cord, and to understand the basis of motor symptoms in order to inform and develop rehabilitation treatment strategies. The research in our lab includes contemporary techniques of non-invasive brain stimulation (such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation), neuroimaging, kinematics and virtual reality along with conventional rehabilitation therapies to study and promote the motor recovery process.

Programs of Research

  1. Brain stimulation for upper limb motor recovery post-stroke: Part of an active multi-site Strokenet clinical trial (2019-2023): TRANScranial direct current stimulation for Post-stroke motor Recovery – a phase II study (TRANSPORT 2).
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  2. Neurophysiological biomarkers for recovery of motor function post-stroke
  3. Behavioral interventions aimed at enhancing visual field-specific attention in patients with right cerebrovascular accident (led by Grace Edwards, visiting Research Scholar)
  4. Non-invasive brain stimulation and rehabilitation robotic intervention in recovery of motor function following human traumatic spinal cord injury
  5. Non-invasive mapping of brain motor regions using transcranial magnetic stimulation (collaboration with NeuroRehabilitation and Robotics Laboratory, Edith Cowan University, Australia)

People

Research Assistants

  • Sapna Kumar, MSE

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

  • Grace Edwards, PhD

Photo Gallery

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