Mechanisms underlying human motor system plasticity.

  title={Mechanisms underlying human motor system plasticity.},
  author={Babak Boroojerdi and Ulf Ziemann and Robert Chen and Cathrin M. Buetefisch and Leonardo G. Cohen},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  volume={24 5},
There has been increased interest in the ability of the adult human nervous system to reorganize and adapt to environmental changes throughout life. This ability has been termed "plasticity." Plastic changes in the cerebral cortex have been studied: (a) as modifications of sensory or motor cortical representation of specific body parts (cortical maps, body representation level); and (b) as changes in the efficacy of existing synapses or generation of new synapses (neuronal or synaptic level… CONTINUE READING

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