Reshaping the cortical motor map by unmasking latent intracortical connections.

  title={Reshaping the cortical motor map by unmasking latent intracortical connections.},
  author={Kori M Jacobs and John P. Donoghue},
  volume={251 4996},
The primary motor cortex (MI) contains a map organized so that contralateral limb or facial movements are elicited by electrical stimulation within separate medial to lateral MI regions. Within hours of a peripheral nerve transection in adult rats, movements represented in neighboring MI areas are evoked from the cortical territory of the affected body part. One potential mechanism for reorganization is that adjacent cortical regions expand when preexisting lateral excitatory connections are… CONTINUE READING
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