Patient Work

An effective research tool to examine the neurological underpinnings of cognitive ability is to examine patients who have selective deficits in the performance in tasks of interest.

Detriments Following Stroke

The Baugh Lab is currently conducting research targeting skilled manipulation deficits commonly observed in both limbs following a middle-cerebral artery (MCA) stroke.  The MCA is the largest artery commonly affected by cerebrovascular accident.  This kind of stroke often produces an inability to skillfully manipulate objects above and beyond what would be predicted from physical limitations.  Research is aimed at discovering which visuomotor areas are capable of fulfilling a compensatory role during skilled object manipulation post-event.  Only with this understanding will rehabilitative and supportive devices be able to best accommodate patients.