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Use of auditory feedback to improve reaching

The use of external feedback to improve our ability to learn a skill is a promising but less studied technique. External feedback may facilitate recovery of the stroke-affected arm by guiding patients to execute movement patterns in a more efficient and effective manner. This may consequently reduce compensatory actions that could otherwise cause long-term impairment and dysfunction. This study will compare how different types of external auditory feedback, including music, can facilitate reaching in people with stroke and healthy individuals. ​

Investigator: Dr. Joyce Chen, Sunnybrook Research Institute