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Sensory perception

Researcher involved: Martin Simoneau

A decrease in sensation (affected, for example) is often present in children with cerebral palsy. These injuries occur as a result of brain damage. They can affect the quality of the coordination of upper limb movements and thus interfere with the daily activities of these children.

  • Objective 1 - To explore the role of the brain pathways, whose function is to control and perceive movements.
  • Objective 2 - Assess the link between clinical measurements and motor and sensory performance.

Study design: The research project consists of two sessions of evaluation:

  • Session 1 – Measuring brain function and clinical assessments.
  • Session 2 – Measuring the perception of arm movements and child’s ability to grasp and lift objects.

These measures will allow to study whether there is a relationship between the perception of movements and the ability to manipulate objects.