Monica Gorassini


University of Alberta




[email protected]

Research Keywords

problems with motor movements, abnormal processing of sensory information, developmental nervous system damaage, Cerebral Palsy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Additional Information

Lab Methodologies
  • Single motor unit recordings
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Rehabilitation trials
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Human and animal electrophysiology
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Perinatal stroke


  • TMS (bistim)
  • Torque for ankle joint
  • High-impedance amplifiers for single motor unit recordings
  • ReJoyce workstation
  • Body Weight supported treadmill


Roles and Connections

Primary Role


CAN Connections

Nervous System Injury

Looking For

Accepting graduate students, Accepting postdoctoral fellows

Most Cited Publications

Gorassini MA, Norton JA, Nevett-Duchcherer J, Roy FD, Yang JF, "Changes in locomotor muscle activity after treadmill training in subjects with incomplete spinal cord injury." Journal of neurophysiology 101,2 (2009 Feb): 969-79
Gorassini M, Yang JF, Siu M, Bennett DJ, "Intrinsic activation of human motoneurons: reduction of motor unit recruitment thresholds by repeated contractions." Journal of neurophysiology 87,4 (2002 Apr): 1859-66
Roy FD, Gorassini MA, "Peripheral sensory activation of cortical circuits in the leg motor cortex of man." The Journal of physiology 586,17 (2008 Sep 1): 4091-105