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Title: The effect of afferent training on long-term neuroplastic changes in the human cerebral cortex
Authors: MEESEN, Raf 
Levin, O.
Swinnen, S. P.
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Source: Jarm, T. & Kramar, P. & Zupanic, A. (Ed.) 11TH MEDITERRANEAN CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING 2007, VOLS 1 AND 2. p. 643-646.
Series/Report: IFMBE Proceedings
Abstract: In the present study we explored the effect of long-term intervention protocol (3 w, 1 h/day) with sensory stimulation on neuroplastic changes in the human motor cortex. Interventions consisted of repetitive activation of afferent pathways of the right abductor policies brevis (APB) muscle with tendon vibration (TV) and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). The representations of the hand (APB, ADM) and forearm (FCR, ECR) muscles were mapped using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) before and after the 3 weeks of sensory intervention (TV and TENS) groups or after similar periods of daily active training of the APB or rest (control). Our observations showed a significant increase in motor cortical representation of all the four muscles (as measured by changes in the map size) for the TENS group. No such effects were observed in the tendon vibration group, active training group or the control group.
Notes: [Meesen, R. L. J.] Univ Coll Limburg, Dept Hlth Care, REVAL Rehabil & Hlth Care Res Ctr, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium.
Keywords: Afferent stimulation; neuroplasticity; transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9704
Link to publication: http://videolectures.net/medicon07_meesen_teoa/
ISBN: 978-3-540-73043-9
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-73044-6
ISI #: 000261088900167
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validations: ecoom 2009
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