Neural Plasticity

Physiology and Plasticity of Interhemispheric Connections


Publishing date
25 Jan 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
07 Sep 2012

Lead Editor

1CNR Institute of Neuroscience, Via G. Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy

2Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Retzius väg 8, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

3École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal, 3744 Jean Brillant, Montréal, QC, Canada H3T 1P1


Physiology and Plasticity of Interhemispheric Connections

Description

Interactions between the two cerebral hemispheres are required for all major functions of the brain. Communication between the hemispheres is ensured by the corpus callosum, the largest fiber tract in the telencephalon, and by other smaller commissures. The objective of this special issue is to provide an overview of how callosal connections develop, function, and change in response to activity and experience. Special attention will also be given to studies of callosal agenesis and to alterations of interhemispheric connectivity caused by age and CNS disorders.

We welcome manuscripts related to the development, function, and plasticity of interhemispheric connections, in physiological and pathological conditions. The issue is open to reviews and original articles in humans and in animal models. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Early stages of assembly of callosal connectivity and molecular mechanisms governing such processes
  • Physiological and anatomical studies of callosal connections
  • Experience- and activity-dependent maturation of interhemispheric projections
  • Changes in structure and function of the callosum with age and in pathological conditions
  • Studies of callosal agenesis in humans and animals
  • Comparative studies of callosal connections across mammals

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/np/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 176183
  • - Editorial

Physiology and Plasticity of Interhemispheric Connections

Matteo Caleo | Giorgio M. Innocenti | Maurice Ptito
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 397176
  • - Review Article

The Visual Callosal Connection: A Connection Like Any Other?

Kerstin E. Schmidt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 639430
  • - Review Article

Splenium of Corpus Callosum: Patterns of Interhemispheric Interaction in Children and Adults

Maria G. Knyazeva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 149060
  • - Review Article

Axon Guidance Mechanisms for Establishment of Callosal Connections

Mitsuaki Nishikimi | Koji Oishi | Kazunori Nakajima
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 251308
  • - Research Article

Functional Topography of Human Corpus Callosum: An fMRI Mapping Study

Mara Fabri | Gabriele Polonara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 359532
  • - Research Article

Maturation of Corpus Callosum Anterior Midbody Is Associated with Neonatal Motor Function in Eight Preterm-Born Infants

Preethi Mathew | Kerstin Pannek | ... | Simon Finnigan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 823285
  • - Review Article

Motor Control and Neural Plasticity through Interhemispheric Interactions

Naoyuki Takeuchi | Yutaka Oouchida | Shin-Ichi Izumi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 627816
  • - Review Article

Interhemispheric Control of Unilateral Movement

Vincent Beaulé | Sara Tremblay | Hugo Théoret
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 797295
  • - Review Article

Activity-Dependent Callosal Axon Projections in Neonatal Mouse Cerebral Cortex

Yoshiaki Tagawa | Tomoo Hirano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 250196
  • - Review Article

Deafferentation-Induced Plasticity of Visual Callosal Connections: Predicting Critical Periods and Analyzing Cortical Abnormalities Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Jaime F. Olavarria | Andrew S. Bock | ... | Christopher D. Kroenke
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