|Title||Operant Condition of the Flexor Carpi Radialis H-reflex|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Norton, J, Vaughan, T, Gemoets, D, Heckman, S, Toliou, SD, Carp, J, Wolpaw, JR|
|Journal||Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation|
|Keywords||BCI, FCR, H-Reflex, operant conditioning, Rehabilitation|
Operant conditioning of the largely monosynaptic H-reflex is a targeted and non-invasive therapeutic intervention for people with motor dysfunction after spinal cord injury and possibly stroke.1,2,3 It can complement other therapies and has no known adverse side effects. To date, H-reflex operant conditioning has focused on the leg. Here, we extend it to the arm by asking participants to either increase or decrease the flexor carpi radialis (FCR) H-reflex. In addition, we examine concurrent changes in brain activity by recording electroencephalographic activity (EEG).