Use dependent plasticity in the corticospinal pathways controlling human arm movement

Matthew A. Krutky*, Eric Perreault

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Abstract

We are investigating whether repetitive training, such as that used during rehabilitation interventions, can induce short term plasticity in the motor pathways controlling the proximal muscles of the human upper-limb. A ballistic, planar whole limb extension training routine has been employed in this study. This study uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (IMS) to quantify user-dependent plasticity in proximal and distal muscles throughout the upper-limb. Previous studies have shown consistent training induced plasticity in distal upper-limb muscles and proximal muscles with altered somatosensory input. This study demonstrates that whole limb motions can generate short term plastic effects in proximal upper-limb muscles, though results have not been consistent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005
Pages45-48
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 28 2005Jul 1 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Volume2005

Other

Other2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/28/057/1/05

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Keywords

  • Motor learning
  • Plasticity
  • TMS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Krutky, M. A., & Perreault, E. (2005). Use dependent plasticity in the corticospinal pathways controlling human arm movement. In Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005 (pp. 45-48). [1501048] (Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2005.1501048