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Numerous studies argue that cortical reorganization may contribute to the restoration of motor function following stroke. However, the evolution of changes during the post-stroke reorganization has been little studied. This study sought to identify dynamic changes in the functional organization, particularly topological characteristics, of the motor(More)
A total of 61 pangolin(Manis pentadactyla) burrows at Dawuling Natural Reserve were recorded and measured from June 2000 to May 2001, and 40 of them were dissected. The results indicated that all the burrows were blind without branch. The long diameter of entrance was 14.20 +/- 2.79 cm(n = 61), and the short one was 12.50 +/- 2.83 cm(n = 61). These burrows(More)
Wallerian degeneration of the corticospinal tract (CST) after motor pathway ischemic stroke can be characterized by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). However, the dynamic evolution of the diffusion indices in the degenerated CST has not previously been completely identified. We investigated this dynamic evolution and the relationship between early changes of(More)
Synaptic plasticity and neurogenesis in the brain are affected by environmental stimuli. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of social environments on learning and memory, neurogenesis, and neuroplasticity. Twenty-two-day-old rats were housed in isolation or in groups for 4 or 8 weeks and injected intraperitoneally with(More)
It remains uncertain if the contralesional primary sensorimotor cortex (CL_PSMC) contributes to motor recovery after stroke. Here we investigated longitudinal changes in the resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) of the CL_PSMC and their association with motor recovery. Thirteen patients who had experienced subcortical stroke underwent a series of(More)
In this paper we address sequence estimation when the In-terSymbol Interference (ISI) communication channel is unknown and time varying. We employ a Maximum A Posterior (MAP) approach, in which the unknown channel parameters are assigned a distribution and integrated out. For several channel models of interest we describe both the exact MAP estimator and(More)
This study aimed to quantify dynamic structural changes in the brain after subcortical stroke and identify brain areas that contribute to motor recovery of affected limbs. High-resolution structural MRI and neurological examinations were conducted at five consecutive time points during the year following stroke in 10 patients with left hemisphere(More)