Virtual reality in rehabilitation after stroke



After a stroke many people have serious problems in motion activity, decline in cognitive activity, as well as a number of psychological problems that may accompany the man for many years. Motivational rehabilitation component plays a decisive role in the process of recovery after suffering a stroke. At present one of the most successful methods of rehabilitation is considered to be a recovery through "observation-imitation”, because this method enhances the plasticity of the brain and, as a result, rehabilitation potential. Modern rehabilitation using virtual reality had demonstrated good results to improve motor and cognitive skills, as well as the psychological condition.

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Keywords: stroke, rehabilitation, motivation, virtual reality.

Journal rubric: Clinical Psychology

Article type: review article


For citation: Krasnova-Goleva V.V., Goliev M.A. Virtual reality in rehabilitation after stroke [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2015. Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 39–44. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2015040406. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Victoria V. Krasnova-Goleva, PhD in Psychology, esearch fellow of the laboratory of clinical psychology and psychotherapy, Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Mikhail A. Goliev, Psychologist, the medical-rehabilitation center «Preodolenie», Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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