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Spinal Cord Plasticity Induced by Peripheral Nerve Injury and Some Consequences for Sensory Dysfunction

  • Marshall Devor
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Part of the Wenner-Gren Center International Symposium Series book series (EMISS, volume 12)

Abstract

When a nerve is out, the CNS loses access to sensory information from a corresponding portion of the periphery. In addition to this loss of input, however, nerve injury also initiates several positive, and less generally appreciated processes. These include the creation of spurious afferent inputs, and the induction of CNS changes which may profoundly distort the neural processing of both spurious and remaining true signals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marshall Devor
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  1. 1.Life Sciences InstituteHebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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