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human models of plasticity

Elliot D. Menschik menschik at blue.seas.upenn.edu
Sun Sep 11 20:55:29 EST 1994


>> I was wondering if any netters knew of good models to
>> investigate neuronal plasticity in humans.
>> 

>How about recovery of function following injury or reconstructive surgery. 
>Llinas' group had a PNAS article in the last year showing long term
>somatotopic reorganization following surgical repair of syndactyly.  Of
>course it wouldn't be easy to study the immediate effects. 

Ramachandran gave an interesting talk here a few months back on a 
somewhat related topic - his studies of phantom limbs in human amputees and 
their relation to expansion of topographic maps in somatosensory cortex.

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Elliot D. Menschik                               Neuroscience Graduate Group
menschik at eniac.seas.upenn.edu                             School of Medicine
                                                  University of Pennsylvania
                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19104





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