Peer-Reviewed Publications

Publications as First Author


Peters S, Lim S, Louie DR, Yang CL, Eng JJ. Passive, yet not inactive: Robotic exoskeleton walking increases cortical blood flow dependent on task. J Neuroeng Rehab, 2020 Aug 10;17(1):107. doi: 10.1186/s12984-020-00739-6

Peters S, Ivanova TD, Lakhani B, Boyd LA, Garland SJ. Neuroplasticity of cortical planning for initiating stepping post-stroke: A case series. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2020 Apr;44(2):164-172. doi: 10.1097/NPT.0000000000000311

Peters S, Eng JJ, Liu-Ambrose T, Borich MR, Dao E, Amanian A, Boyd LA. Brain activity associated with dual task performance of ankle motor control during cognitive challenge. Brain and Behavior. 2019 Aug;9(8):e01349. doi: 10.1002/brb3.1349. Epub 2019 Jul 2.

Peters S, Cosco TD, Mackey DC, Sarohia GS, Leong J, Wister A. Measurement instruments for quantifying physical resilience in aging: A scoping review protocol. Systematic Reviews. 2019 Jan 28;8(1):34. doi: 10.1186/s13643-019-0950-7.

Peters S, Brown KE, Garland SJ, Staines WR, Handy TC, Francisco B, Boyd LA. Cortical processing of irrelevant somatosensory information from the leg is altered by attention during early movement preparation. Brain Research. 2018 Nov 20. pii: S0006-8993(18)30585-7. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2018.11.027.

Peters S, Brown KE, Garland SJ, Staines WR, Handy TC, Boyd LA. Suppression of somatosensory stimuli during motor planning may explain levels of balance and mobility after stroke. Eur J Neurosci. 2018 Dec;48(12):3534-3551. doi: 10.1111/ejn.14136. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

Peters S, Ivanova T, Lakhani B, Boyd LA, Staines WR, Handy TC, Garland SJ. Symmetry of cortical planning for initiating stepping in sub-acute stroke. Clin Neurophys. 2018;129(4):787-796. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2018.01.018.

Peters S, Wadden KP, Hayward KS, Neva JL, Auriat AM, Boyd LA. A structural motor network correlates with motor function and not impairment post stroke. Neurosci Let. 2017;658:155-160. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2017.08.036.

Peters S. Clinician’s commentary on Patterson et al. Physiother Can. 2017;69:150-151. doi: 10.3138/ptc.2015-73-CC.

Peters S, Garland SJ, Miller KJ, Cochrane CK, Ivanova TD, Hunt MA. Motor planning for loading during gait in sub-acute stroke. Archives Phys Med Rehab. 2016;97(4):528-535. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.11.003.

Peters S, Handy TC, Lakhani B, Boyd LA, Garland SJ. Motor and visuospatial attention and motor planning after stroke: Considerations for the rehabilitation of standing balance and gait. Phys Ther, 2015: Oct;95(10):1423-32. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20140492.

Peters S, Ivanova TD, Teasell R, Garland SJ.  Is the recovery of functional balance and mobility accompanied by physiological recovery in people with severe impairments after stroke? Neurorehab Neur Rep. 2014;28(9):847-55. doi: 10.1177/1545968314526644.

Publications as Co-Author


Menant JC, Maidan I, Alcock L, Al-Yahya E, Cerasa A, Clark DJ, de Bruin E, Fraser S, Gramigna V, Hamacher D, Herold F, Holtzer R, Izzetoglu M, Lim SB, Pantall A, Pelicioni P, Peters S, Rosso AL, St George R, Stuart S, Vasta R, Vitorio R, Mirelman A. A consensus guide to using functional near-infrared spectroscopy in posture and gait research. Gait Posture. 2020 Sep 18;82:254-265. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2020.09.012.

Yang CL, Lim SB, Peters S, Eng JJ. Cortical activation during shoulder and finger movements in healthy adults: A functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) study. Front Hum Neurosci. 2020 Jul 8;14:260. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.00260. eCollection 2020.

Wadden KP, Peters S, Borich MR, Neva JL, Hayward KS, Mang CS, Snow NJ, Brown KE, Woodward TS, Meehan SK, Boyd LA. Neural plas. 2019 Feb 4;2019:7092496. doi: 10.1155/2019/7092496.

Auriat A, Ferris J, Peters S, Ramirez J, Black S, Jacova C, Boyd L. The impact of covert lacunar infarcts and white matter hyperintensities on cognitive and motor outcomes after stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Feb;28(2):381-388. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2018.10.009. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Feldman SJ, Boyd LA, Neva JL, Peters S, Hayward KS. Extraction of corticospinal tract microstructural properties in chronic stroke. J Neurosci Methods. 2018,1;301:34-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2018.03.001.

Neva JL, Gallina A, Peters S, Garland SJ, Boyd LA. Differentiation of motor evoked potentials elicited from multiple forearm muscles: an investigation with high-density surface electromyography. Br Res. 2017;1676:91-99. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2017.09.017.

Hayward KS, Neva JL, Mang CS, Peters S, Wadden KP, Ferris JK, Boyd LA. Interhemispheric pathways are important for motor outcome in individuals with chronic and severe upper limb impairment post stroke. Neural Plas 2017;4281532. doi: 10.1155/2017/4281532.

Ferris JK, Peters S, Brown KE, Tourigny K, Boyd LA. Type-2 diabetes mellitus reduces cortical thickness and decreases oxidative metabolism in sensorimotor regions after stroke. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2017,1:271678X17703887. doi: 10.1177/0271678X17703887.

Hayward KS, Schmidt J, Lohse KR, Peters S, Bernhardt J, Lannin NA, Boyd LA. Are we armed with the right data? Pooled individual data review of biomarkers in people with severe upper limb impairment after stroke. Neuroimage Clin. 2016;24;13:310-319. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2016.09.015. eCollection 2017. Erratum in: Neuroimage Clin. 2017;15:53-55.

Wadden KP, Asis K, Mang CS, Neva JL, Peters S, Lakhani B, Boyd LA. Predicting motor sequence learning in individuals with chronic stroke. Neurorehab Neur Rep 2017;31(1):95-104.

Gallina A, Peters S, Neva JL, Boyd LA, Garland SJ. Selectivity of conventional electrodes for recording motor evoked potentials: an investigation with high-density surface electromyography. Mus Nerve. 2017;55(6):828-834. doi: 10.1002/mus.25412.

Lakhani B, Borich M, Jackson J, Wadden KP, Peters S, Villamayor A, Mackay AL, Vavasour IM, Rauscher A, LA Boyd. Motor skill acquisition promotes human brain myelin plasticity. Neur Plas, vol. 2016, Article ID 7526135. doi:10.1155/2016/7526135.

Auriet A, Neva J, Peters S, Ferris J, Boyd LA. A review of transcranial magnetic stimulation and multimodal neuroimaging to characterize post-stroke neuroplasticity. Frontiers Neurol 2015:29;6:226. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2015.00226. eCollection 2015.

Snow NJ, Peters S, Borich MR, Shirzad N, Auriet A, Hayward K, Boyd LA. A reliability assessment of constrained spherical deconvolution-based diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in individuals with chronic stroke. J Neurosci Meth. 2016;257:109-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2015.09.02

Chisholm A, , Borich M, Boyd L, Lam T. Short-term cortical plasticity associated with feedback-error learning after locomotor training in an individual with incomplete spinal cord injury. Phys Ther. 2015:;95(2)257-66. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20130522.

Hunt MA, Pollock CL, Kraus VB, Saxne TV, Peters S, Heubner JL, Sayre EC, Cibere J.  Relationships amongst osteoarthritis biomarkers, dynamic knee joint load, and exercise: results from a randomized controlled pilot study. BMC Musculo Dis. 2013;14:115. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-14-115.

Hunt MA, Zabukovec JR, Peters S, Pollock CL, Linsdell MA, and Boyd LA. Reduced quadriceps motor evoked potentials in an individual with unilateral knee osteoarthritis: A case report. Case Rep Rheum. 2011:537420. doi: 10.1155/2011/537420.

Other Publications for Academic Audience

Peters S, Klassen TD, Field TS, Eng JJ. Aerobic intensity matters: Overgeneralization may limit research in individuals post-stroke who need it most. Response to Nave et al. 2019 British Medical Journal.  https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l5101/rapid-responses

Caldwell AR, Vigotsky AD, Tenan MS, Radel R, Mellor DT, Kreutzer A, Lahar IM, Mills JP, Boisgontier MP, (COTES) Collaborators. (2020). Moving Sport and Exercise Science Forward: A Call for the Adoption of More Transparent Research Practices. doi:10.1007/s40279-019-01227-1

*I am a member of the Consortium for Transparency in Exercise Sciences. This manuscript was an international collaborative effort to outline a way forward for more transparent research practices

Published Abstracts

Lim SB, Peters S, Yang CL, Louie DR, Eng JJ. Changes in prefrontal and premotor cortical activation with different gait speeds in the stroke brain: A functional near-infrared spectroscopy study. World Congress for Neurorehabilitation meeting. Oct 2020 [Virtual due to COVID-19, Poster presentation with pending publication in Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair].

Peters S, Klassen TD, Bayley M, Best K, Connell LA, Donkers SJ, Dukelow SP, Sakakibara BM, Sheehy L, Wong H, Yao J, Eng JJ. Protocol for implementing progressive, structured exercise during inpatient rehabilitation after stroke: A stepped-wedge randomized clinical trial.  World Congress for Neurorehabilitation meeting. Oct 2020 [Virtual due to COVID-19, Poster presentation with pending publication in Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair].

Peters S, Garland SJ, Lakhani B, Boyd L, Herdman A. Brain source analysis of motor planning for initiating stepping in individual with subacute stroke: Preliminary results of a case series. American Society for Neurorehabilitation annual meeting. San Diego, CA. Nov 2018. [Poster presentation with publication in Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 2019, IF 4.71]

Peters S, Ivanova T, Lakhani B, Boyd LA, Staines WR, Handy TC, Garland SJ. Symmetry of motor planning for initiating stepping after stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 2018;32(3),242-292. [Poster presentation at the American Society for Neurorehabilitation annual meeting, Baltimore MD, 2017, IF 4.71]

Peters S, Wadden K, Hayward KS, Neva JL, Boyd LA. A constrained motor connectome characterizes post-stroke upper extremity motor function. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 2015;1-44. [Poster presentation at the American Society for Neurorehabilitation annual meeting, Chicago, USA, 2015, IF 4.71]

Hayward KS, Peters S, Neva JL, Wadden KP, Boyd LA. Capturing recovery potential after severe stroke: How individuality drives the need for a multimodal approach. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 2015;1-44. [Poster presentation at the American Society for Neurorehabilitation annual meeting, Chicago, USA, 2015 - Top Ranked Abstract, IF 4.71]

Peters S, Brodie S, Wadden K, Brown K, Mang C, Borich M, Meehan SK, Boyd LA. What is the functional significance of theta band activity during paretic limb motor performance after stroke? Stroke. 2014;45:e259–e298. [Poster presentation at Canada Stroke Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 2014., IF 6.24]

Auriat AM, Ferris JK, Peters S, Luu B, Ledwell NM, Jackson J, Boyd LA. Partial correlation analysis of resting state networks and cognitive deficits in chronic stroke. Stroke. 2014;45:e259–e298. [Poster presentation at Canada Stroke Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 2014., IF 6.24]