activity-dependent plasticity in the adult
fallah at princeton.edu
Tue Mar 2 14:40:25 EST 1999
Argh, color me stupid, all that I said about Ramachandran, I meant
Merzenich [correct spelling].
The Taub stuff was a long-term study following up on Merzenich's
original digit amputation studies in the short term [6 months].
Thanks for kicking my brain in gear.
"F. Frank LeFever" wrote:
> Also, check out Mezzernich (sp??), concurrent or coordinated
> stimulation of different digits, etc. I know, lit search goes poorly
> with mis-spelled names. Someone more sure of the spelling help me out?
> If no other recourse, search under Paula Tallal, who (I believe) has
> sometimes co-authored with him, and get correct spelling and initials
> that way.
> Also--just thought of it-- extensive brain reorganization in one of Ed
> Taub's deafferented monkeys. A LONG delayed report (in Science? 5-6
> years ago?) with multiple authors, but I think Ed was one; he's into
> other things now, but lit search on his name starting 10 years ago
> should locate it.
> F. Frank LeFever, Ph.D.
> New York Neuropsychology Group
> In <36DAB1A8.4C1978A6 at princeton.edu> Fallah <fallah at princeton.edu>
> > One set of answers can be picked up from Ramachandran's work,
> >his more recent work:
> > Even in adulthood, you can remap your somatopic map just by usage.
> >can also retune your auditory cortex to different wavelengths. These
> >also be reversed. Showing that activity-dependent plasticity does
> >to occur throughout adulthood, at least in some areas. So if you want
> >example of it, narrow your search to Ramachandran. I'm sure there are
> >of others out there too.
> > M. Fallah
> > PU
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