Plasticity in human motor cortex is in part genetically determined.

  title={Plasticity in human motor cortex is in part genetically determined.},
  author={Julia Missitzi and Reinhard Gentner and Nickos D. Geladas and Panagiotis K Politis and Nikos Karandreas and Joseph Classen and Vassilis Klissouras},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  volume={589 Pt 2},
Brain plasticity refers to changes in the organization of the brain as a result of different environmental stimuli. The aim of this study was to assess the genetic variation of brain plasticity, by comparing intrapair differences between monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins. Plasticity was examined by a paired associative stimulation (PAS) in 32 healthy female twins (9 MZ and 7 DZ pairs, aged 22.6±2.7 and 23.8±3.6 years, respectively). Stimulation consisted of low frequency repetitive… CONTINUE READING