Increased responses in the somatosensory thalamus immediately after spinal cord injury

@article{AlonsoCalvio2016IncreasedRI,
  title={Increased responses in the somatosensory thalamus immediately after spinal cord injury},
  author={Elena Alonso-Calvi{\~n}o and I. Mart{\'i}nez-Camero and Elena Fern{\'a}ndez-L{\'o}pez and Desir{\'e} Humanes-Valera and Guglielmo Foffani and Juan Aguilar},
  journal={Neurobiology of Disease},
  year={2016},
  volume={87},
  pages={39-49}
}
Spinal cord injury (SCI) involves large-scale deafferentation of supraspinal structures in the somatosensory system, producing well-known long-term effects at the thalamo-cortical level. We recently showed that SCI provokes immediate changes in cortical spontaneous and evoked responses and here, we have performed a similar study to define the immediate changes produced in the thalamic ventro-postero-lateral nucleus (VPL) that are associated with the forepaw and hindpaw circuits. Extracellular… CONTINUE READING