BRAIN Laboratory Brain Research and Imaging of Neurorehabilitation


Neurorehabilitation tools, such as physical training and stimulation protocol, are currently used to promote plasticity changes in aging and stroke patients’ brains, with the goal of maximizing the efficient utilization of the remaining brain structure in order to optimize a given function. Recent advances in neuroimaging techniques have provided the means to investigate the subtle changes occurring in brain networks as well as the variations induced by the usage of an intervention.

I use the newest advances in the field of imaging to study stroke and age-related brain reorganization and its possible role in the maintenance or gaining of performance, with a particular focus on the motor areas. The long-term goal of my research program is to use neuroimaging data to select the specific subpopulations that are more inclined to benefit from a particular therapy in order to regain or alleviate age-related decline in motor performances.


Aging, stroke, neurorehabilitation, motor control, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, biomarkers


Axis and research theme

AXIS 1 – Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities
THEME 1 – Functional Mechanisms

Research team

Marie-Hélène Boudrias, pht, Ph.D.
Fabien dal Maso, Ph.D.

Contact information

BRAIN Laboratory
CRIR–Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital
CISSS de Laval
3205, Alton-Goldbloom Place
Laval QC H7V 1R2

McGill University, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Hosmer House, Room 206
3630 Promenade Sir-William-Osler
Montreal QC
H3G 1Y5
P 514 398-5457

Photo credits and copyright: © CRIR / Yvonne Richard Photographie