Neuroplastic Change in Myelin of the Brain "Myelin"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- individuals aged 40-75
- movement-related deficits associated with a middle cerebral artery stroke
- first time stroke affecting the corona radiata and/or internal capsule
- Fugl-Meyer upper extremity motor score of at least 15 but not greater than 55.

Exclusion Criteria

- outside the age range of 40-75
- show signs of dementia (score < 24 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment)
- have aphasia (score < 13 on the Frenchay Aphasia Screen)
- history of head trauma, a major psychiatric diagnosis, neurodegenerative disorder or substance abuse;
- taking any drugs (GABAergic, N-methyl-D-aspartate A-receptor (NMDA) antagonist) known to influence neuroplasticity;
- report contraindications to MRI (see supporting documents)