Extending lifetime of plastic changes in the human brain

Nyffeler, Thomas; Wurtz, Pascal; Lüscher, Hans-Rudolf; Hess, Christian W; Senn, Walter; Pflugshaupt, Tobias; von Wartburg, Roman; Lüthi, Mathias; Müri, René M (2006). Extending lifetime of plastic changes in the human brain. European journal of neuroscience, 24(10), pp. 2961-6. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2006.05154.x

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The ability of the brain to adjust to changing environments and to recover from damage rests on its remarkable capacity to adapt through plastic changes of underlying neural networks. We show here with an eye movement paradigm that a lifetime of plastic changes can be extended to several hours by repeated applications of theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation to the frontal eye field of the human cortex. The results suggest that repeated application of the same stimulation protocol consolidates short-lived plasticity into long-lasting changes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Physiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Nyffeler, Thomas; Wurtz, Pascal; Lüscher, Hans-Rudolf; Hess, Christian Walter; Senn, Walter; Pflugshaupt, Tobias; von Wartburg, Roman; Lüthi Steinheimer, Mathias and Müri, René Martin

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0953-816X

ISBN:

17156218

Publisher:

Blackwell Science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:45

Last Modified:

20 Jun 2016 10:11

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1460-9568.2006.05154.x

PubMed ID:

17156218

Web of Science ID:

000242221700028

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/18511 (FactScience: 683)

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