Imagining Grasping May Help Restore Hand Function in Spastic CP Children, Study Suggests

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A team of Italian researchers now used behavioral and neuroimaging methods to address this gap.A group of 10 children with unilateral CP — 5 boys and 5 girls; ages 9-14 — and another of 12 typically developing children (controls) were asked to perform a mental chronometry task. The task required the children to grasp a small plastic sphere placed at one of three different distances with either hand and place it into a container. Participants had to press a central button, perform the action, then return to the button and press it again to stop the trial. The goal was to complete the task as quickly and accurately as possible.

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Original Article Source Credits:Cerebral Palsy News Today, https://cerebralpalsynewstoday.com

Article Written By:Jose Marques Lopes

Original Article Posted on :September 18, 2019

Link to Original Article:https://cerebralpalsynewstoday.com/2019/09/18/imagining-grasping-may-help-improve-hand-function-spastic-cp-children/

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