Maximizing Spike - Timing Dependent Plasticity after Spinal Cord Injury
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April 2016 -
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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Abstract: Our overall goal is to develop new clinical approaches to restore upper-limb function after incomplete cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). Corticospinal tract (CST) axons are involved in controlling upper-limb function. Paired-pulse induced spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP) enhances synaptic strength between residual CST axons and spinal motoneurons (SMNs) resulting in temporary improvements in upper-limb function in humans with inco...