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Abstract #1565

Transient Neural Plasticity in Human Motor Cortex

Kuang-Chi Tung1, Feng Xu1, Jinsoo Uh1, Hanzhang Lu1

1Advanced Imaging Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States

Brains plasticity forms the basis of many of our daily functions including memory and learning. However, the exact neuronal processes that underlie the plasticity are poorly understood. The present elucidated the temporal course functional connectivity in response to training and its return to baseline level upon training termination. These data suggest that the brain is constantly re-organizing itself based on life experiences and that a short-duration task is sufficient to leave a foot-print on the brain. However, if not maintained or consolidated, such alterations will disappear within a matter of a few minutes.