Harnessing The Brain's Plasticity Key To Treating Neurological Damage

Tue, 20 Feb 2007 10:00 AM EST

... To truly harness the capacity of neural prostheses to treat complex damage of the nervous system, the devices must be designed to exploit the brain's "plasticity," or capacity for change, says Michael Merzenich, PhD, UCSF Francis A. Sooy Professor of Otolaryngology and a member of the Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience at UCSF. ...