Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Strategy to Augment Auditory Rehabilitation

Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Strategy to Augment Auditory Rehabilitation
Many individuals with auditory processing disorders undergo expensive, time-consuming behavioral interventions that often yield only modest improvements. The development of adjunctive interventions that can increase the benefit of rehabilitation therapies is necessary. Previous studies have shown that pairing a specific sound with neuromodulator release results in an expansion of the primary auditory cortex (A1) region that responds to the paired sound. For example, pairing a 9 kHz tone with vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) expands the A1 region that responds to 9 kHz. ... read more
Brain Stimulation Journal FeedPublished on 2019-02-28By C. Engineer
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