Project C4: The functional role of altered multisite interactions between primary and secondary motor areas after stroke and in healthy ageing
Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Hummel
Dept. of Neurology, UKE
This project is geared at understanding multisite interactions between primary and secondary motor cortices during complex sensorimotor behaviour and learning in chronic stroke patients and in healthy aged individuals. The emphasis is on the role of these interactions for functional reorganisation and recovery after focal brain lesions and maintainance of complex sensorimotor functioning during healthy ageing. A multimodal approach with transcranial magnetic stimulation, multichannel electroencephalography, structural brain imaging and functional behavioural testing will be used. The long-term goal is to provide a basis for innovative interventions (e.g., non-invasive brain stimulation) enhancing functional recovery and supporting motor function during healthy aging by optimizing connectivity in the central motor control network.