VNS-Supplemented Motor Retraining After Stroke

VNS-supplemented Motor Retraining After Stroke

The goal of this study is to learn more about the connections between the brain, spinal cord, and muscles and how these connections can be strengthened after neurological injury.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted


Controlling movement of an object on computer screen by adjusting muscle activity.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Recruits the auricular branch of the vagus nerve which activates brain structures that release chemicals mediating cortical plasticity.

Sham Stimulation

Sub-threshold stimulation that does not activate neural structures.

Mechanisms of Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation Underlying Enhanced Motor Control in Humans