Rapid Effect of Nicotine Intake on Neuroplasticity in Non-Smoking Humans

@inproceedings{Grundey2012RapidEO,
  title={Rapid Effect of Nicotine Intake on Neuroplasticity in Non-Smoking Humans},
  author={Jessica Grundey and Nivethida Thirugnanasambandam and Kim Kaminsky and Anne Drees and Angela C. Skwirba and Nicolas Lang and Walter Paulus and M. A. Nitsche},
  booktitle={Front. Pharmacol.},
  year={2012}
}
In various studies nicotine has shown to alter cognitive functions in non-smoking subjects. The physiological basis for these effects might be nicotine-generated modulation of cortical structure, excitability, and activity, as mainly described in animal experiments. In accordance, a recently conducted study demonstrated that application of nicotine for hours via nicotine patch in non-smoking humans alters the effects of neuroplasticity-inducing non-invasive brain stimulation techniques on… CONTINUE READING
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