Stimulating Brain and Nerves at Synchronized Times Improves Hand Motor Function After Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 29, 2012 – Timing is everything when it comes to inducing plasticity, or adaptation, in the spinal cord to improve voluntary movement, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In a new study published online today in Current Biology, they demonstrated that the temporal order at which impulses from the brain and a peripheral nerve