Learning from the spinal cord: how the study of spinal cord plasticity informs our view of learning.

@article{Grau2014LearningFT,
  title={Learning from the spinal cord: how the study of spinal cord plasticity informs our view of learning.},
  author={James W Grau},
  journal={Neurobiology of learning and memory},
  year={2014},
  volume={108},
  pages={155-71}
}
The paper reviews research examining whether and how training can induce a lasting change in spinal cord function. A framework for the study of learning, and some essential issues in experimental design, are discussed. A core element involves delayed assessment under common conditions. Research has shown that brain systems can induce a lasting (memory-like) alteration in spinal function. Neurons within the lower (lumbosacral) spinal cord can also adapt when isolated from the brain by means of a… CONTINUE READING
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