Consensus paper: use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to probe motor cortex plasticity in dystonia and levodopa-induced dyskinesia.

@article{Quartarone2009ConsensusPU,
  title={Consensus paper: use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to probe motor cortex plasticity in dystonia and levodopa-induced dyskinesia.},
  author={A. Quartarone and Joseph Classen and Francesca Morgante and K. Rosenkranz and Mark Hallett},
  journal={Brain stimulation},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={108-17}
}
Plasticity includes the ability of the nervous system to optimize neuronal activity at a cellular and system level according to the needs imposed by the environment. Neuroplasticity phenomena within sensorimotor cortex are crucial to enhance function to increase skillfulness. Such plasticity may be termed "adaptive" to indicate its ecologically beneficial role. In professional musicians, enhanced adaptive plasticity is associated with one of the highest level of motor skill a human being can… CONTINUE READING