Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences

Neuronal Plasticity: Building a Bridge from the Laboratory to the Clinic

Editors: Grafman, Jordan (Ed.)

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Neuronal Plasticity: Building a bridge from the laboratory to the clinic arrives at an opportune time in the history of the neurological sciences. Over the last twenty years there has been an explosive growth in our understanding of the molecular, cellular, and anatomical changes that occur in the days and weeks following brain injury. It is now clear that training and exposure to certain environments can modify and shape neuronal plasticity in lower animals and humans. In humans, in particular, there are new ways of charting neuronal plasticity at the ensemble or regional level using functional neuroimaging techniques such as positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a technique that can be used to both chart and facilitate/inhibit neuronal plasticity and has been used with much recent success. The design of neuroplasticity experiments and the methods used to interpret findings have also become more sophisticated. Thus, the time seems right for transporting the laboratory results to the clinic so that experimental findings can be tested in the "field". In general, there has been a rather slow absorption of the experimental findings in rehabilitation medicine. This volume provides some impetus to moving the field of cognitive neuroscience a little further among in its efforts to improve the lives of patients who have suffered a debilitating brain injury.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Pathological Mutations of Nicotinic Receptors and Nicotine-Based Therapies for Brain Disorders

    Léna, C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Towards an Ecology of Cortical Organization: Experience and the Changing Brain

    Kolb, B.

    Pages 17-34

  • Pain and Neuroplasticity

    Melzack, R. (et al.)

    Pages 35-52

  • Auditory Cortical Plasticity and Sensory Substitution

    Rauschecker, J. P.

    Pages 53-63

  • Functional Relevance of Cortical Plasticity

    Cohen, L. G. (et al.)

    Pages 65-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuronal Plasticity: Building a Bridge from the Laboratory to the Clinic
Editors
  • Jordan Grafman
Series Title
Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-59897-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-59897-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64172-5
Series ISSN
0945-6082
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 191
Number of Illustrations and Tables
44 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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