Study identifies a population of neurons in an area of the midbrain, called the red nucleus, that alter when fine motor skills are learned. The more an action is practiced, the stronger the connections between these neurons become.
A new study looks at the role glutamate plays in neuromuscular development.
People with spinal cord injuries have the same brain activity during processing speed tasks as healthy older adults. The findings suggest the theory of accelerated cognitive aging following SCI is correct.
Researchers report spinal cord cross sectional area is not a good predictor of axonal loss in multiple sclerosis.
A new study challenges existing theories about spinal cord neurons. New findings suggest neurological signals originate from a major, scattered network of cells that send signals to only a few other neurons.
Research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, has lead to new information about neuronal loss...
Epidural stimulation has helped improve some of the 'hidden' effects, such as abnormal blood pressure and bladder dysfunction, in a patient with spinal cord injury.
Researchers develop a highly flexible neural probe, created from polymers, which can both record and optically stimulate neural activity in the spinal cord of mice.
A training regimen to adjust the body's motor reflexes may help improve mobility for some people with incomplete spinal cord injuries. During training, the participants were instructed to suppress a knee jerk-like reflex elicited by a small shock to the leg. Those able to calm hyperactive reflexes saw improvements in their walking.