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Neuroplasticity in normal and brain injured patients: Potential relevance of ear wiggling locus of control and cortical projections

Maller, Jerome

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Recovery after brain insult is variable. Research has shown that activation of higher-order cognitive processes create larger gains in recovery than repetitive tasks, most likely due to neuroplasticity. That is, neuroplasticity is promoted by task complexity. Ear wiggling is a rare skill among humans yet may activate and promote advanced recovery after a brain injury. Increased cognitive complexity of learning a new task could allow insights into plasticity in learning new motor tasks and the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/102813
Source: Medical Hypotheses
DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2014.11.003

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