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Due to pending inclement weather, Saint Louis University's St. Louis campus is closed today, Friday, Jan. 17. The men’s basketball game against Dayton tonight will take place as scheduled.


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.