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Thursday, 02 May, 2019

Scott Zahm, Ph.D., will present Neuro@Noon on Thursday, May 2, in Room M360, Schwitalla Hall.

Zahm will discuss a scientific report, “Motor cortex stimulation reduces hyperalgesia in an animal model of central pain.” The experiments used a rodent model of central pain that was ameliorated by local stimulation of the motor portion of the cerebral cortex.  Similar analgesia was evoked by stimulatne a small region of the brainstem called the Zona Incerta.  The authors hypothesize that cerebral cortical effects in rats enhance the pain-reducing effects of the Zona Incerta.