Novel Technologies and Tools in VCA (Videos Available)

Monday July 02, 2018 from 14:45 to 16:15

Room: N-115/116

368.3 Cortical integration after VCA-relevance in hand and face transplants (Video Available)

Angela Sirigu, France

Research Director
Institute of Cognitve Science Marc Jeannerod
Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)


Brain plasticity after allotransplant

Contrary to the classical view of essentially predetermined neural wiring, studies conducted in animals and humans show a high degree of plasticity in the motor system. Does limb transplantation induce a cortical rearrangement of the body representation in the sensorimotor cortex? If so, what is the time course of such reorganization?

I will present results revealing a new dimension of cortical motor plasticity in both motor and in sensory cortical areas.

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