Neural Plasticity

Neurorehabilitation: Neural Plasticity and Functional Recovery


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1Tokai University school of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan

2Seoul University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

3Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität, Greifswald, Germany


Neurorehabilitation: Neural Plasticity and Functional Recovery

Description

Recent developments in neurorehabilitation techniques (e.g., brain machine interface, robotics, noninvasive brain stimulation, functional electrical stimulation, task-oriented training, and constraint induced movement therapy) provide remarkable functional recovery associated with neural plasticity in patients with central nervous system (CNS) lesion. Thus, neurorehabilitation may offer promising methods to induce functional neural plasticity.

Advanced neurophysiological and neuroimaging techniques provide new insight into the recovery process in neurological disorders, especially those involving the central nervous system.

This special issue will present and discuss the efficacy and mechanism by which neurorehabilitation can induce neural plasticity and functional recovery.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Neurorehabilitation following stroke, spinal cord injury, and other neurological disorders
  • Mechanisms underlying neurorehabilitation-mediated recovery
  • Restoration of gait function
  • Rehabilitation for cognitive function, including visuospatial neglect
  • Aphasia: therapeutic approach and the mechanism of functional recovery
  • The mechanism of functional recovery in neurological disease
  • Noninvasive brain stimulation
  • Brain imaging
  • Newly developed technology for neurorehabilitation (robotics, brain machine interface, artificial limb, and electrical/magnetic stimulation)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3764564
  • - Editorial

Neurorehabilitation: Neural Plasticity and Functional Recovery

Toshiyuki Fujiwara | Nam-Jong Paik | Thomas Platz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6340302
  • - Clinical Study

Changes in Cortical Activation Patterns in Language Areas following an Aerobic Exercise Intervention in Older Adults

Joe Nocera | Bruce Crosson | ... | Keith M. McGregor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1941980
  • - Research Article

Fatigue and Muscle Strength Involving Walking Speed in Parkinson’s Disease: Insights for Developing Rehabilitation Strategy for PD

Ying-Zu Huang | Fang-Yu Chang | ... | Ya-Ju Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4671607
  • - Research Article

Brain White Matter Impairment in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

Weimin Zheng | Qian Chen | ... | Kuncheng Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8986362
  • - Research Article

Altered Brain Functional Activity in Infants with Congenital Bilateral Severe Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Resting-State Functional MRI Study under Sedation

Shuang Xia | TianBin Song | ... | Wen Shen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2350137
  • - Review Article

Hybrid Assistive Neuromuscular Dynamic Stimulation Therapy: A New Strategy for Improving Upper Extremity Function in Patients with Hemiparesis following Stroke

Toshiyuki Fujiwara | Michiyuki Kawakami | ... | Kaoru Abe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8231726
  • - Research Article

Cortical Reorganization in Patients Recovered from Bell’s Palsy: An Orofacial and Finger Movements Task-State fMRI Study

Jaeyoun Lee | Jun Yang | ... | Ting Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5282957
  • - Research Article

Merging and Fractionation of Muscle Synergy Indicate the Recovery Process in Patients with Hemiplegia: The First Study of Patients after Subacute Stroke

Yu Hashiguchi | Koji Ohata | ... | Shigehito Yamada
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8539096
  • - Research Article

Pain Induced during Both the Acquisition and Retention Phases of Locomotor Adaptation Does Not Interfere with Improvements in Motor Performance

Jason Bouffard | Laurent J. Bouyer | ... | Catherine Mercier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4039580
  • - Review Article

Exercise Training Promotes Functional Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury

Juanjuan Fu | Hongxing Wang | ... | Jianan Li
Neural Plasticity
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