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  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation Reverses the Extinction Impairments in a Model of PTSD with Prolonged and Repeated Trauma 

    Souza, Rimenez R.; Robertson, Nicole M.; Pruitt, David T.; Gonzales, Phillip A.; Hays, Seth A.; Rennaker, Robert L.; Kilgard, Michael P.; McIntyre, Crista K. (Taylor and Francis Ltd, 2019-04-23)
    We have shown that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) enhances extinction of conditioned fear and reduces anxiety in rat models of PTSD using moderate stress. However, it is still unclear if VNS can be effective in enhancing ...
  • Cortical Map Plasticity as a Function of Vagus Nerve Stimulation Rate 

    Buell, Elizabeth P.; Loerwald, Kristofer W.; Engineer, Crystal T.; Borland, Michael S .; Buell, John M.; Kelly, C. A.; Khan, I. I.; Hays, Seth A.; Kilgard, Michael P.
    Background: Repeatedly pairing a brief train of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with an external event can reorganize the sensory or motor cortex. A 30 Hz train of sixteen VNS pulses paired with a tone significantly increases ...