Motor training induces experience-specific patterns of plasticity across motor cortex and spinal cord.

  title={Motor training induces experience-specific patterns of plasticity across motor cortex and spinal cord.},
  author={DeAnna L. Adkins and Jeffery A Boychuk and Michael S. Remple and Jeffrey A. Kleim},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={101 6},
The motor cortex and spinal cord possess the remarkable ability to alter structure and function in response to differential motor training. Here we review the evidence that the corticospinal system is not only plastic but that the nature and locus of this plasticity is dictated by the specifics of the motor experience. Skill training induces synaptogenesis, synaptic potentiation, and reorganization of movement representations within motor cortex. Endurance training induces angiogenesis in motor… 

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