Breaking news from Heidi Haavik, D.C., Ph.D. and colleagues!!
Be among the first audiences to learn of this remarkable paper accepted for publication in the journal Neural Plasticity at The Rubicon Conference, March 11-13, 2016, The Park Inn, Bath Road, Heathrow, London Visit: www.TheRubiconConference.com to register. From Heidi….
Our ground-breaking study has been accepted for publication! The paper will be published in the prestigious journal ‘Neural Plasticity’, which has an impact factor over 3.5!!!
This study furthers our understanding of how adjusting the spine alters brain function, by showing where in the brain such changes take place. In this study we showed for the 4th time that the N30 SEP peak changes following adjustments, and most importantly, we showed that these changes take place in the pre-frontal cortex. What is a real bonus with this study is all data was collected and analysed by scientists from Aalborg University Hospital in Denmark who had no preconceived ideas about chiropractic.
This is solid scientific evidence that adjusting the spine changes the way the pre-frontal cortex of the brain is processing information from the arm! It demonstrates we change the way the brain works!! It shows that spinal function impacts brain function!
The study continues the line of research Dr Haavik started while doing her PhD at the University of Auckland in the early 2000’s, which was when she and Bernadette Murphy first found this N30 SEP peak change following chiropractic adjustments. This study was an international collaboration with Medical Professors and Bioengineers in Denmark and research colleagues in Canada and Australia. The study received grant funding from the Australian Spinal Research Foundation and the Hamblin Trust in New Zealand.
Ref: Dina Lelic, Imran Khan Niazi, Kelly Holt, Mads Jochumsen, Kim Dremstrup, Paul Yielder, Bernadette Murphy, Asbjørn M. Drewes and Heidi Haavik ‘Manipulation of dysfunctional spinal joints affects sensorimotor integration in the pre-fontal cortex: A brain source localization study’ Neural Plasticity; in press.