Neural Correlates of Lower Extremity Motor Recovery in Stroke Patients: Longitudinal Diffusion Spectrum Imaging Studies

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- between 30 to 80 years old
- diagnosis of the first-time onset of stroke as confirmed by imaging studies
- within 30 days post onset University Hospital
- brain lesions mainly involving either the cortical primary motor cortex (M1) area or confined to the subcortical (M1 spared)
- No neurological or orthopedic problems which would affect their lower extremity function
- no contraindications for MRI studies

Exclusion Criteria

- medically unstable
- unable to communicate with the experimenters