Use-dependent plasticity of the human motor cortex in health and disease

Lumy Sawaki

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23 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-39
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Bibliographical note

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Lumy Sawaki received her M.D. in 1991 from the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil. She completed her medical resi-dency in physical medicine and rehabilita-tion in São Paulo and has focused on stroke rehabilitation. She earned her Ph.D. degree in clinical neurophysiology in 1999 from Kobe University in Japan. Dr. Sawaki came to the United States in 1999 to undertake a three and one-half year postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Health with Dr. Leonardo Cohen of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (Human Cortical Physiology Section). She joined the Department of Neurology (Program in Rehabilitation) at Wake Forest University as a faculty member in September 2002. She has received the prestigious Graduate Research Scholarship from the Ministry of Education of Japan between the period of 1995 and 1999 and the Presidential Award from the American Society of Neurorehabilitation in 2000. Dr. Sawaki has special interest in neuroplasticity and in the development of novel rehabilitative strategies to enhance functional motor recovery after brain injury. Using techniques such as transcra-nial magnetic stimulation and functional magnetic resonance

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This work was supported in part by NICHD grant 1 RO1 HD-40984-01A1. Dr. Sawaki wishes to thank David C. Good and Leonardo G. Cohen for invaluable comments. She also gratefully acknowledges Nicole Procacci for skillful editing.

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  • Biomedical Engineering


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