Cortical map plasticity as a function of vagus nerve stimulation rate

Cortical map plasticity as a function of vagus nerve stimulation rate
Repeatedly pairing a brief train of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with an external event can reorganize the sensory or motor cortex. A 30 Hz train of sixteen VNS pulses paired with a tone significantly increases the number of neurons in primary auditory cortex (A1) that respond to tones near the paired tone frequency. The effective range of VNS pulse rates for driving cortical map plasticity has not been defined. ... read more
Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy E.P. Buell, K.W. Loerwald, C.T. Engineer, M.S. Borland, J.M. Buell, C.A. Kelly, I.I. Khan, S.A. Hays, M.P. Kilgard