|Title||Operantly conditioned plasticity in spinal cord.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1991|
|Authors||Wolpaw, J, Lee, CL, Carp, JS|
|Journal||Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences|
Recent work has shown that the monosynaptic pathway of the SSR can be operantly conditioned, and that a significant part of the plasticity responsible for the behavioral change resides in the spinal cord. The most likely sites of this activity-driven plasticity are the synapse of the Ia afferent neuron on the motoneuron and/or the motoneuron itself. Because the SSR pathway is the simplest and most accessible stimulus-response pathway in the vertebrate CNS, it may provide a valuable experimental model for elucidating activity-driven CNS changes responsible for learning.