Neural Plasticity

Imaging Neural Plasticity following Brain Injury


Publishing date
24 Feb 2017
Status
Published
Submission deadline
07 Oct 2016

Lead Editor
Guest Editors

1Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA, USA

2Beijing Tiantan Hospital at Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

3University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA


Imaging Neural Plasticity following Brain Injury

Description

The human brain possesses a superior capacity of reorganization and profound plasticity after focal lesions following brain injury such as trauma, ischemia, and degenerative disorders.

The concept of plasticity describes the mechanisms that rearrange cerebral organization following a brain injury. The development of sophisticated noninvasive neuroimaging techniques over the past decade provides a unique opportunity to examine brain plasticity in humans and invaluable insights into the mechanisms underlying neuroplasticity. Unifying pathogenesis of brain injury by neuroimaging techniques can be beneficial to develop therapeutic strategies with broad applicability for disease prevention and an opportunity to decrease morbidity and mortality from these disorders in human beings.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts in understanding and promoting the neuroimaging mechanisms underlying brain injury from different research areas in both human and animals. The topics on the latest innovative methods that underline further enhancement of understanding neural plasticity are especially welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Unifying pathogenesis of brain injury by neuroimaging techniques
  • Recent applications of neuroimaging techniques in facilitating prevention and treatment of brain injury
  • Advances in revealing therapeutic targets for treating brain injury
  • Methodological and technical approaches to quantify or monitor progress and recovery from brain injury
  • Brain connectomics following brain injury
  • Current neuroproteomic analysis, as well as its prospective, of neuroplasticity after brain injury
  • Neuroimaging methods to study neurodegeneration, neurorepair, and neuroplasticity following brain injury in animal models (including in vivo transcranial near-infrared fluorescence, MRI, microscopic magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), and other related methods)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2083294
  • - Editorial

Imaging Neural Plasticity following Brain Injury

Lijun Bai | Lin Ai | Kevin K. W. Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8738714
  • - Research Article

Impairments in Brain Perfusion, Metabolites, Functional Connectivity, and Cognition in Severe Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Patients: An Integrated MRI Study

Tao Wang | Feng Xiao | ... | Haibo Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5167973
  • - Research Article

Alterations in Cortical Thickness and White Matter Integrity in Mild-to-Moderate Communicating Hydrocephalic School-Aged Children Measured by Whole-Brain Cortical Thickness Mapping and DTI

Siyu Zhang | Xinjian Ye | ... | Zhihan Yan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6353845
  • - Research Article

Altered Effective Connectivity of Hippocampus-Dependent Episodic Memory Network in mTBI Survivors

Hao Yan | Yanqin Feng | Qian Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2306406
  • - Research Article

Resting-State Functional Connectivity and Cognitive Impairment in Children with Perinatal Stroke

Nigul Ilves | Pilvi Ilves | ... | Tiina Talvik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8583420
  • - Research Article

Distinctive Structural and Effective Connectivity Changes of Semantic Cognition Network across Left and Right Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Patients

Xiaotong Fan | Hao Yan | ... | Guoguang Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6238575
  • - Clinical Study

Ipsilesional High Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Add-On Therapy Improved Diffusion Parameters of Stroke Patients with Motor Dysfunction: A Preliminary DTI Study

Zhiwei Guo | Yu Jin | ... | Qiwen Mu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9265621
  • - Review Article

MRI Biomarkers for Hand-Motor Outcome Prediction and Therapy Monitoring following Stroke

U. Horn | M. Grothe | M. Lotze
Neural Plasticity
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Acceptance rate53%
Submission to final decision58 days
Acceptance to publication37 days
CiteScore6.900
Impact Factor3.093
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