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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

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):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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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