Neural Plasticity

Neurostimulation


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1MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, New York, USA

2Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Dortmund, Germany

3University Hospital Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany


Neurostimulation

Description

Neurostimulation encompasses a broad range of invasive and noninvasive techniques that aim for enduring alterations of neuronal activity or excitability. Applications of neurostimulation in medical research and practice build on growing evidence indicating that i) the human neural system can undergo neuroplastic changes that may be associated with altered functional outcomes or symptoms and pathological conditions; ii) various neurostimulation approaches can induce neuroplasticity in the means of enduring alterations of neural activity and connectivity; iii) neurostimulation can be used to attempt a reversal or prevention of maladaptive neuroplastic changes; and iv) facilitation of adaptive neuroplastic changes and reversal of maladaptive ones have been associated with functional improvement.

The field of neurostimulation has enormously expanded over the past decades in the means of i) understanding neural changes in the central nervous system that represent functional targets for neurostimulation, ii) underlying neurophysiological mechanisms, and iii) available evidence supporting clinical applications of various methods of neurostimulation. Hand-in-hand with growing knowledge, new open questions and challenges have emerged, facilitating technological progress, translational research, and clinical applications in this exciting biomedical field.

We invite investigators to contribute high-quality original research reports as well as review articles addressing recent advances, open questions, and future directions in invasive and noninvasive neurostimulation approaches in clinical research and practice.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Updates of specific approaches of invasive and noninvasive neurostimulation, such as motor cortex stimulation, deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, and transcranial electrical and magnetic stimulation
  • Insight into underlying neurophysiological mechanisms
  • Advances and challenges pertaining to dose determination, stimulation protocols, and patient selection
  • The role of neuroimaging, EEG, and other methods in target-guiding and outcome assessment
  • Technological and methodological advances, challenges, and open questions in outcome data collection and evaluation
  • Modeling and prognostication
  • Update on safety and ethics of neurostimulation

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1830405
  • - Editorial

Neurostimulation

Helena Knotkova | Michael A. Nitsche | Volker Tronnier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8154969
  • - Research Article

Correlation between Motor Cortex Excitability Changes and Cognitive Impairment in Vascular Depression: Pathophysiological Insights from a Longitudinal TMS Study

Manuela Pennisi | Giuseppe Lanza | ... | Rita Bella
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5716179
  • - Research Article

Paired-Pulse Parietal-Motor Stimulation Differentially Modulates Corticospinal Excitability across Hemispheres When Combined with Prism Adaptation

Selene Schintu | Elisa Martín-Arévalo | ... | Karen T. Reilly
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5130503
  • - Review Article

Electrical Stimulation of the Ear, Head, Cranial Nerve, or Cortex for the Treatment of Tinnitus: A Scoping Review

Derek J. Hoare | Peyman Adjamian | Magdalena Sereda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4274127
  • - Research Article

Effects of Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation on Cognitive Functions in Healthy Young and Older Adults

Daria Antonenko | Miriam Faxel | ... | Agnes Flöel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3616807
  • - Review Article

Transcranial Alternating Current and Random Noise Stimulation: Possible Mechanisms

Andrea Antal | Christoph S. Herrmann
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