An fMRI pilot study to evaluate brain activation associated with locomotion adaptation

Laura Marchal Crespo, C. Hollnagel, M. Brugger, S. Kollias & Robert Riener
The goal of robotic therapy is to provoke motor plasticity via the application of robotic training strategies. Although robotic haptic guidance is the commonly used motor-training strategy to reduce performance errors while training, research on motor learning has emphasized that errors are a fundamental neural signal that drives motor adaptation. Thus, researchers have proposed robotic therapy algorithms that amplify movement errors rather than decrease them. Studying the particular brain regions involved in learning under different...