Plasticity in the Human Nervous System PDF ePub eBook

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Plasticity in the Human Nervous System free pdf It is now well known that the functional organisation of the cerebral cortex is plastic and that changes in organisation occur throughout life in response to normal and abnormal experience. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive and painless technique that has opened up completely new and fascinating avenues to study neural plasticity. First, TMS can be used to detect changes in excitability or connectivity of the stimulated cortex which may have occurred through processes such as learning or recovery from a lesion. Second, repeated TMS by itself can induce changes in excitability and connectivity of the stimulated cortex which may be used therapeutically in neurological and psychiatric disease. Third, TMS can induce short-lasting 'virtual lesions', which may directly test the functional relevance of brain plasticity. Current knowledge of all these exciting possibilities is brought together in this book, written by the world's leading experts in the field. The book is an essential compendium on plasticity of the human brain for clinical neurophysiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists.

About Simon Boniface

Simon Boniface is Consultant Neurophysiologist and Director of Neurophysiology, Addenbrooke's Hospital and The Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, Cambridge. Ulf Ziemann is Assistant Professor of Neurology, Clinic of Neurology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt.

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Author : Simon Boniface
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 25 June 2009
ISBN : 0521114462
EAN : 9780521114462
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 340 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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