We are a clinical neuroscience laboratory with special interest in helping people recover from neurologic injury, especially stroke and dystonia. We use tools such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, functional imaging, and rehabilitation to help understand disease and develop novel interventions to help people improve in their day-to-day life.

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SENSory Evaluation and Instrument Testing. We are seeking healthy adults and those with impaired sensation to participate in this research study investigating the reliability and validity of electrical stimulation (painless) as a method of measuring sensation.

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Stroke Recovery Research

Impaired use of the arm and hand are a major source of disability for people after a stroke. In the Brain Recovery Lab, we are examining novel ways to enhance recovery after stroke. We recently completed an investigation of the effectiveness of Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) paired with intensive arm rehabilitation - it has been FDA-approved and is being clinically implemented at Massachusetts General Hospital in partnership with Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.  

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Lab Team

Meet Our Team
Baothy Huynh, OTD, OTR/L

PhD Student Doctoral Research Fellow Brain Recovery Lab

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Clinical Research Coordinator/Lab Manager Brain Recovery Lab

Teresa Jacobson Kimberley, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Professor, Physical Therapy Director of the Brain Recovery Lab

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PT Student/Graduate Research Assistant Brain Recovery Lab