Startle responses after different stimulus modalities differ in stroke

Sohtaoglu M., Kiziltan M. E., Gunduz A., Bozluolcay M.

NEUROPHYSIOLOGIE CLINIQUE-CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, vol.46, no.3, pp.193-199, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives. - The auditory startle reaction (ASR) and startle reflex to somatosensory inputs (SSS) are stereotypical responses to sudden and unexpected stimuli, which are generated in the caudal brainstem reticular formation. Changes of ASR are relatively well known in stroke. Here, we aimed to investigate central pathways of SSS and plasticity changes of SSS circuits in different stages and localizations of stroke, by comparing with ASR.