Reversing pathological neural activity using targeted plasticity

Navzer D. Engineer, Jonathan R. Riley, Jonathan D. Seale, Will A. Vrana, Jai A. Shetake, Sindhu P. Sudanagunta, Michael S. Borland & Michael P. Kilgard AffiliationsContributionsCorresponding author Nature (2011) doi:10.1038/nature09656 Received 14 June 2010 Accepted 08 November 2010 Published online 12 January 2011 Abstract Brain changes in response to nerve damage or cochlear trauma can … Continue reading

Deep Brain Stimulation: Adenosine is crucial for DBS–mediated attenuation of tremor

Deep brain stimulation is a surgical treatment where electrodes, or brain pacemakers, are implanted into specific areas of the brain to drive an electrical jolt. The mechanism by which DBS results in the treatment of Parkinsons, Dystonia, Tremor, Chronic pain is still not clearly understood. DBS has been also used to treat tourettes, OCD, phantom … Continue reading

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