Operant conditioning of H-reflex increase in spinal cord--injured rats.

  title={Operant conditioning of H-reflex increase in spinal cord--injured rats.},
  author={Xiang Yang Chen and Jonathan R. Wolpaw and Lyn B. Jakeman and Bradford T. Stokes},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  volume={16 2},
Operant conditioning of the spinal stretch reflex or its electrical analog, the H-reflex, is a new model for exploring the mechanisms of long-term supraspinal control over spinal cord function. Primates and rats can gradually increase (HRup conditioning mode) or decrease (HRdown conditioning mode) the H-reflex when reward is based on H-reflex amplitude. An earlier study indicated that HRdown conditioning of the soleus H-reflex in rats is impaired following contusion injury to thoracic spinal… CONTINUE READING
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