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Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Spinal Sensorimotor Processing in an Intersegmental Cutaneous Nociceptive Reflex.
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The results demonstrate that the CTM reflex shares the temporal dynamics in other nociceptive reflexes, and exhibits spatial (segmental and lateral) dynamics not seen in those reflexes.
Central Plasticity of Cutaneous Afferents Is Associated with Nociceptive Hyperreflexia after Spinal Cord Injury in Rats
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Data demonstrate that central sprouting of cutaneous afferents away from the site of injury is closely associated with enhanced responses of intraspinal signal processing potentially contributing to nociceptive hyperreflexia following SCI.
Metamodal Coupling of Vibrotactile and Auditory Speech Processing Systems Through Matched Stimulus Representations
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It is hypothesized that effective metamodal engagement requires not only an abstract, “cognitive” congruence between cross-modal stimuli but also a congruences between neural representations, and matching neural input representations is a critical factor for assessing and leveraging the meetamodals of cortical modules.
Neural basis of learning to perceive speech through touch using an acoustic-to-vibrotactile speech sensory substitution
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Using fMRI and EEG, it is shown that vibrotactile speech learning integrates with the auditory speech system by “piggybacking” onto corresponding auditory speech representations, suggesting that the human brain can bootstrap new senses by leveraging one sensory system to process information normally processed by another.
Differential cardiovascular responses to cutaneous afferent subtypes in a nociceptive intersegmental spinal reflex
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Cutaneous nociceptive afferent subtypes preferentially contribute to different cardiovascular responses, A-fiberers to HR and C-fibers to BP, with temporal (stimulation frequency) and spatial (rostrocaudal level) dynamics.