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Understanding and Optimizing Vagus Nerve Stimulation Directed Cortical Plasticity
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a tool that has been used to treat epilepsy, depression and enhance memory. In the last few years VNS has been observed to direct cortical plasticity when paired with a sensory or motor ...
Integrating Hydrogels to Create Self-Securing Nerve Cuffs
Vagus nerve stimulation is an evolving therapy which uses electric stimulators to address various medical conditions and applications. The stimulators utilize nerve cuffs to keep the electrodes secured onto the vagus ...
The Effects of Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Extinction of Conditioned Fear
Extinction of conditioned fear is the basis for exposure-based therapies that are used to treat disorders including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and specific phobias. Though ...
Extinction Learning Paired with Vagus Nerve Stimulation Enhances Behavioral Outcomes and Drives Plasticity in Extinction Networks
Extinction learning is integral to the treatment of substance use disorder (SUD), and anxiety and trauma related disorders such as phobia, generalized anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These disorders ...
Selective Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve for the Mitigation of Laryngeal Side Effects
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an FDA-approved treatment for epilepsy and depression. VNS is further being investigated for a number of other maladies, including tinnitus, Crohn’s disease, and heart failure. While the ...
Neuromodulatory Pathways Required for Targeted Plasticity Therapy
Targeted plasticity therapy (TPT) utilizes vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) paired with physical rehabilitation to direct plasticity and promote recovery. Pre-clinical trials in stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain ...