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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX003115-01
Title: Cerebral networks of locomotor learning and retention in older adults
Principal Investigator:

David J Clark

Location: Gainesville, FL
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: May 2019 - April 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $203,466
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,100,000
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Aging often leads to substantial declines in walking function, especially for walking tasks that are more complex such as obstacle crossing. This is due in part to a lack of continued practice of complex walking (sedentary lifestyle) combined with age-related deficits of brain structure and the integrity of brain networks. Neurorehabilitation can contribute to recovery of lost walking function in older adults, but major and persistent improvements are elusive. A cornerstone of neurorehabilitatio...



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