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Ventrointermediate thalamic stimulation improves motor learning in humans

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Commun Biol. 2024 Jul 2;7(1):798. doi: 10.1038/s42003-024-06462-5.

ABSTRACT

Ventrointermediate thalamic stimulation (VIM-DBS) modulates oscillatory activity in a cortical network including primary motor cortex, premotor cortex, and parietal cortex. Here we show that, beyond the beneficial effects of VIM-DBS on motor execution, this form of invasive stimulation facilitates production of sequential finger movements that follow a repeated sequence. These results highlight the role of thalamo-cortical activity in motor learning.

PMID:38956172 | DOI:10.1038/s42003-024-06462-5

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