Cortical Stimulation Concurrent With Skilled Motor Training Improves Forelimb Function and Enhances Motor Cortical Reorganization Following Controlled Cortical Impact.

@article{Jefferson2016CorticalSC,
  title={Cortical Stimulation Concurrent With Skilled Motor Training Improves Forelimb Function and Enhances Motor Cortical Reorganization Following Controlled Cortical Impact.},
  author={Stephanie C Jefferson and Elyse Renee Clayton and Nicole A Donlan and Dorothy Annette Kozlowski and Theresa A. Jones and DeAnna L Adkins},
  journal={Neurorehabilitation and neural repair},
  year={2016},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={155-8}
}
BACKGROUND Electrical and magnetic brain stimulation can improve motor function following stroke in humans, rats, and nonhuman primates, especially when paired with rehabilitative training (RT). Previously, we found in rodent stroke models that epidural electrical cortical stimulation (CS) of the ipsilesional motor cortex (MC) combined with motor RT enhances motor function and motor cortical plasticity. It was unknown whether CS following experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI) would have… CONTINUE READING