My primary research focus is to understand the neural substrates of motor learning and experience-dependent plasticity in healthy individuals and individuals after stroke. This work utilizes cutting-edge neuroimaging and neurostimulation techniques to evaluate both human brain anatomy (structure) and physiology (function). It remains unclear how the brain recovers from neurologic insult and, therefore, rehabilitation strategies aimed at ameliorating functional impairments following injury are currently suboptimal. My work aims to understand how best to measure brain recovery after injury and how best to stimulate optimal restoration of function.
Michael R Borich
Division of Physical Therapy