Effects of auditory motor coupling on perceived fatigue, motivation and gait in multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Better synchronization, low perception of cognitive fatigue and high motivation occurred during 12 min of uninterrupted walking coupled with music compared with metronome and silence in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS).

Why this matters

  • Coupling walking to beats/pulses in short bursts is beneficial for cadence and perceived fatigue; coupling walking to music could offer novel paradigms for motor task-oriented training in PwMS.