Electrical stimulation modifies spinal and cortical neural circuitry

Edelle Carmen Field-Fote

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30 Scopus citations


Sensory input shapes and refines motor performance. It also modulates, on both a short- and long-term basis, the neural circuitry underlying motor performance. Evidence suggests that electrical stimulation can be used to mimic these modulatory effects on neural circuitry, perhaps providing a tool to influence motor function in both able-bodied individuals and those with motor dysfunction caused by neurological injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2004


  • Activity-dependent
  • Modulation
  • Plasticity
  • Reflex
  • Sensory input

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Endocrinology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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