Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Neuroplastification RAWK

In this video two great neuoplasticians, Michael Merzenich and Alvaro Pascual-Leone, talk shop. Pascual-Leone is the guru of TMS, a way of stimulation the brain without surgery or pain.

The most important part for stroke survivors may be at about 6:25 of the video. Dr. Merzenich asks Dr. Pascual-Leone how TMS might be used with "intensive training" to get more recovery. Merzenich nails it with this question because he understands that "two great tastes can taste great together" (TMS with "intensive training".)

He also understands that the training has to be intensive, which is essential to any discussion of recovery from stroke and other forms of brain injury.

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