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Taking a Critical Look at Neurorehabilitation

Weekly Seminar
Who Should Attend: 


Guest Speaker
John W. Krakauer, M.D.
John C. Malone Professor
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


There are fundamental differences in the potential for rehabilitation of impairment early and late after stroke. Early after stroke the proportional recovery rule for spontaneous biological recovery applies, as does the idea of a sensitive period. Late after stroke, rehabilitation relies on motor learning principles. We will need new behavioral treatments augmented by pharmacology and perhaps non-invasive brain stimulation to rectify the overall ineffectiveness of current neurorehabilitation.

John Krakauer, M.D. Figure


Cortes JC, Goldsmith J, Harran MD, Xu J, Kim N, Schambra HM, Luft AR, Celnik P, Krakauer JW, Kitago T.
A Short and Distinct Time Window for Recovery of Arm Motor Control Early After Stroke Revealed With a Global Measure of Trajectory Kinematics.
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2017 Jun;31(6):552-560.
Kitago T, Goldsmith J, Harran M, Kane L, Berard J, Huang S, Ryan SL, Mazzoni P, Krakauer JW, Huang VS.
Robotic therapy for chronic stroke: general recovery of impairment or improved task-specific skill?
J Neurophysiol. 2015 Sep;114(3):1885-94. doi: 10.1152/jn.00336.2015. Epub 2015 Jul 15.
Krakauer JW, Carmichael ST, Corbett D, Wittenberg GF.
Getting neurorehabilitation right: what can be learned from animal models?
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2012 Oct;26(8):923-31. doi: 10.1177/1545968312440745. Epub 2012 Mar 30.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 12:30pm


Burke Medical Research Institute
785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
United States
Conference Room: 
Billings Building – Rosedale

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