A new study reveals the neurological mechanisms at work during ketamine anesthesia.
Following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation, a procedure that reroutes residual limb nerves to intact muscles and skin in amputees, the brain remaps both motor and sensory pathways. Additionally, researchers note, TMSR may help counteract poorly adapted cortical plasticity following amputation.
According to researchers, peripheral nerve damage caused by leprosy can induce changes in the brain.
Researchers have identified a possible biomarker that could help expedite ASD diagnosis in children. The study revealed children with autism have lower frequency motor related gamma oscillations.
Asking participants to bungee jump helps researchers measure Bereitschaftspotential, or readiness potential, outside the lab setting. Researchers say their findings will help in the development of BCIs to assist quadriplegics to control neuroprosthetics.
Neural activity patterns for limb movements remain stable over time. Researchers were able to record, decode, and reconstruct activity patterns from common movement skills. The findings could have immediate implications for the development of neuroprosthetics that can bypass brain injuries by inferring intended motor actions from a person's brain.
Expert pianists have altered mechanisms by with tactile and proprioceptive sensations suppress activity in the primary motor cortex.
University of Rochester researchers report low levels of electrical stimulation delivered to areas of the brain responsible for movement can instruct an appropriate response, replacing signals for sensory processing.
Long contractions of muscles in one hand increase involuntary reactions in the other. Findings shed new light on mirror activity and may help with better understanding the pathology of mirror movements in neurological disorders.