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Music-supported rehabilitation in people with chronic stroke

Music-supported rehabilitation (MSR) is a technique used to improve gross and fine motor skills in the stroke-affected arm and hand. Individuals in the chronic stage of stroke are randomized to receive MSR or a control therapy. Brain images will be obtained prior to, during and at the end of the intervention. The PULSE lab will examine biomarkers related to stroke motor recovery to determine whether white matter pathways (e.g. highways connecting different brain regions) are strengthened after the intervention.

Investigators: Dr. Takako Fujioka, Dr. Deirdre Dawson, Dr. Bernhard Ross, Dr. Sandra Black, Dr. Donald Stuss, Dr. Jean Chen, Dr. Joyce Chen; Baycrest-Rotman Research Institute, Sunnybrook Research Institute