Lesion-Induced Neuronal Plasticity in Sensorimotor Systems

  • Hans Flohr
  • Wolfgang Precht
Conference proceedings

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. General Aspects of Lesion-Induced Neuronal Plasticity

  3. Sensorimotor Subsystems: Experimental Models and Techniques

  4. Recovery from Vestibular Lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. H. Flohr, H. Bienhold, W. Abeln, I. Macskovics
      Pages 153-172
    3. K.-P. Schaefer, D. L. Meyer
      Pages 197-207
    4. M. Jeannerod, J. H. Courjon, J. M. Flandrin, R. Schmid
      Pages 208-220
    5. W. Precht, C. Maioli, N. Dieringer, S. Cochran
      Pages 221-230
    6. M. Lacour, C. Xerri
      Pages 240-253
    7. G. B. Azzena, E. Tolu, O. Mameli
      Pages 254-264
    8. H. Bienhold, W. Abeln, H. Flohr
      Pages 265-273
  5. Plasticity in the Oculomotor System and Cerebellum

  6. Plasticity in the Visual and Olfactory System

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 395-401

About these proceedings


Sensorimotor systems are not rigidly wired predetermined networks but rather highly plastic structures that learn and modify their entire performance in response to changes in external or internal conditions. Lesions or distortions of the system's input, which initially cause a functional disorganization, induce an active reorganization which often leads to a recovery of function. Examples of lesion-induced neural plasticity have been known for some hundred years; however, an awareness of their value as research tools is relatively new. This current interest is a consequence of rapid­ ly changing ideas concerning the nature of CNS organization. Out of these, concepts are emerging which describe neural nets as modifiable, highly dynamic, self-organizing structures. This trend is clearly reflected in this volume, which contains the proceedings of a symposium held in Bremen in July 1980 as a satellite meeting of the XXVIIIth International Congress of Physiological Sciences. The first part of this conference was devoted to some gen­ eral aspects of plasticity, discussing the current theories of functional recovery as well as morphological, neurochemical, physiological, molecular, and ontogenetic aspects. The second part dealt with lesion­ induced plasticity in specific sensorimotor systems of the spinal cord, brain stem, and cerebral cortex.


Nervenregeneration Nervenverletzung Plasticity Sensumotorische Störung cortex

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Flohr
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Precht
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität BremenBremen 33Germany
  2. 2.Institut für HirnforschungUniversität ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68076-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68074-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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