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.

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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