Training Videos Seem to Boost Brain Activity

ID-100237232Watching training videos have shown a 11 fold increase in improvement in motor activity by boosting brain structure and increasing the size of brain portions related to motor control and visual processing. A study of 36 healthy adults underwent 10 training sessions over two weeks where half watched training videos before performing simple motor tasks while the other half watched videos of landscapes. The training group showed an increase in cognitive function as well as better motor control and visual processing. Evidence suggests watching these videos can benefit rehabilitating stoke patients and patients with multiple sclerosis. What are your thoughts about this therapeutic intervention helping with motor deficit? What other recommendations to improve brain activity do you provide to your patients?

For additional information please see WedMD Health.

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