Neural Plasticity: Influencing Elements and Modulation TechniquesKun Li and Maxwell Boakye*
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
- Corresponding Author:
- Maxwell Boakye
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Ole A., Mabel Wise & Wilma Wise Nelson Endowed Chair
Director of Spinal Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 09, 2011; Accepted date: November 01, 2011; Published date: November 18, 2011
Citation: Li K, Boakye M (2011) Neural Plasticity: Influencing Elements and Modulation Techniques. J Neurol Neurophysiol S4. doi:10.4172/2155-9562.S4-003
Copyright: © 2011 Li K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
It is believed that neural plasticity plays an important role in the process of human cognition and motor practicing. Tremendous researches on neural plasticity have been done in the past 30 years. In this paper, we discussed the factors that may affect neural plasticity and the widely used modulation techniques. The purpose of this review is to present the current-state-of-art of neural plasticity studies and help readers to envision the future research directions.