About

Name

Monica Gorassini

University

University of Alberta

Website

http://www.ualberta.ca/~mag4/index.htm

Email

[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

 

Apparatus
  • 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

Faculty

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