Training-Induced Cortical Reorganization


 

Several weeks of practice on simple tasks often results in ten-fold improvements in perceptual ability. An important class of experiments in the UTD Cortical Plasticity Laboratory involves documenting the perceptual and neural consequences of extended periods of behavioral training. Plasticity is typically quantified with evoked potentials, implanted microelectrode arrays, or dense microelectrode mapping experiments. These studies help to explain how normal learning occurs and provide new insight into the factors that might be manipulated to improve neural plasticity and recovery from brain damage.

 

        Frequency Discrimination

        Stimulus Rate Discrimination

        Sequence Order Discrimination

        Speech Processing

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