Cerebral palsy as a sensorimotor disorder
Cerebral palsy (CP) refers to a group of lifelong conditions that affect a person’s ability to maintain posture and movement. CP is caused by abnormal development or injury in the brain and seems to affect the interaction between the motor, musculoskeletal and sensory systems. The EU-funded I-SENS project is interested to delineate the underlying mechanisms affected in CP and especially the processing of sensory information. Researchers will employ magnetoencephalography (MEG) to record sensory perception and associate it with spasticity and limb musculoskeletal impairment. Results will change the way CP is perceived, with important clinical implications.