Hiroaki Nishiura

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We have carried out a series of studies to address the role of the face primary motor area (MI) in the cerebral cortex in trained or semi-automatic orofacial motor behaviours and in behavioural adaptations to an altered oral environment. These studies have utilized intracortical microstimulation (ICMS), reversible cold block or single neurone recordings in(More)
The response properties of incisor- and molar-sensitive periodontal mechanosensitive (PM) neurones in the primary somatosensory (SI) cortex of rabbits were examined and rhythmical jaw movements induced by repetitive electrical stimulation of the recording sites of cortical PM neurones were observed. PM units were recorded from the rostromedial (RM) and(More)
Periodontal mechanosensitive neurones in the primary somatosensory (SI) cortex are classified as either slowly or rapidly adapting. The responses of cortical neurones and their projection pathways were studied using mechanical and electrical stimulation of the teeth and electrical stimulation of the thalamic posteromedial ventral (VPM) nuclei and(More)
We examined the relationship between decreases in the amplitude of the compound muscle action potential (CMAP), caused by ischemic and compressive insults to the spinal cord, and postoperative motor deficits. Results were compared with those for other evoked potentials commonly used for multimodal monitoring of the spinal cord. CMAP was more sensitive than(More)
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