The cortical control of cycling exercise in stroke patients: An fNIRS study
Human Brain Mapping, 04/13/2012
Lin PY et al. – The results showed that passive cycling had a similar cortical activation pattern to that observed during active cycling without feedback but with a smaller intensity of the sensorimotor cortice (SMC) of the unaffected hemisphere. Enhanced premotor cortice (PMC) activation of the unaffected side with improved cycling performance was observed during active cycling with feedback, with respect to that observed without feedback. This suggests that the speed feedback enhanced the PMC activation and improved cycling performance in stroke patients.