Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.
Jigsaw of cartoon brain

 Neurofeedback for stroke rehabilitation

Patterns of brain activity change after stroke. Neurofeedback aims to address impairment in brain activation through brain activation training. Neurofeedback involves displaying patterns of brain activity to a stroke survivor, in real time, while a task is being performed with the affected hand. By promoting beneficial brain activity patterns, this approach aims to extend or enhance the benefits of therapy. 

Investigators:  Melanie Fleming, Tom Smejka, Zeena Sanders, Marilien Marzolla, Catharina Zich, Cassandra Sampaio-Baptista, Heidi Johansen-Berg
Funders:  Wellcome Trust; NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre

*** Recruitment for this study has finished. We are busy analysing the data and hope to have results soon***

Selected publications

Neyedli HF, Sampaio-Baptista C, Kirkman MA, Havard D, Lührs M, Ramsden K, Flitney DD, Clare S, Goebel R & Johansen-Berg H (2018). Increasing lateralized motor activity in younger and older adults using Real-time fMRI during executed movements. Neuroscience, 378, 165–174.


Sampaio-Baptista C, Sanders Z-B & Johansen-Berg H (2018). Structural Plasticity in Adulthood with Motor Learning and Stroke Rehabilitation. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 41(1), annurev-neuro-080317-062015.



Johansen-Berg H, Dawes H, Guy C, Smith SM, Wade DT, and Matthews PM (2002). Correlation between motor improvements and altered fMRI activity after rehabilitative therapy. Brain 125(Pt 12):2731-42.

Johansen-Berg H, Rushworth MF, Bogdanovic MD, Kischka U, Wimalaratna S, and Matthews PM (2002). The role of ipsilateral premotor cortex in hand movement after stroke. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 99(22):14518-23.