Disruption of motor control in the alien hand syndrome might result from a dissociation between intentions and sensory information. We hypothesized that voluntary motor control in this condition could improve by restoring the congruency between motor intentions and visual feedback. The present study shows that, in one patient with right alien hand syndrome, the use of a mirror box paradigm improved motor speed. We speculate that the visual feedback provided by the mirror increases the sense of congruence between intention and sensory feedback, leading to motor improvement.

Romano, D., Sedda, A., Dell’Aquila, R., Dalla Costa, D., Beretta, G., Maravita, A., et al. (2014). Controlling the alien hand through the mirror box. A single case study of Alien Hand Syndrome. NEUROCASE, 20(3), 307-316 [10.1080/13554794.2013.770882].

Controlling the alien hand through the mirror box. A single case study of Alien Hand Syndrome

ROMANO, DANIELE LUIGI;MARAVITA, ANGELO;
2014

Abstract

Disruption of motor control in the alien hand syndrome might result from a dissociation between intentions and sensory information. We hypothesized that voluntary motor control in this condition could improve by restoring the congruency between motor intentions and visual feedback. The present study shows that, in one patient with right alien hand syndrome, the use of a mirror box paradigm improved motor speed. We speculate that the visual feedback provided by the mirror increases the sense of congruence between intention and sensory feedback, leading to motor improvement.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Alien Hand Syndrome; Mirror box; Body representation; Rehabilitation; Stroke
English
2014
20
3
307
316
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Romano, D., Sedda, A., Dell’Aquila, R., Dalla Costa, D., Beretta, G., Maravita, A., et al. (2014). Controlling the alien hand through the mirror box. A single case study of Alien Hand Syndrome. NEUROCASE, 20(3), 307-316 [10.1080/13554794.2013.770882].
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