Neural Plasticity

Rehabilitation Induced Neural Plasticity after Acquired Brain Injury


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1IRCCS San Camillo Hospital Foundation, Venice, Italy

2University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

3Imperial College London, London, UK

4University of Padova, Padova, Italy

5Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong


Rehabilitation Induced Neural Plasticity after Acquired Brain Injury

Description

The body of knowledge on the reorganization patterns of the central nervous system (CNS) after brain lesion (e.g., stroke or traumatic brain injury) is continuously increasing and changing as a function of the development of new computational tools for data analysis. The wide availability of imaging (e.g., structural and functional MRI and MEG) and neurophysiological (e.g., PEM and TMS) techniques for the study of structural and functional modifications of the CNS after brain lesion has allowed scientists to explore whether rehabilitation modalities might act as key factors to induce neural plasticity. In neurorehabilitation, neural and cortical plasticity are mostly intended like a combination of spontaneous recovery and goal-directed reorganisation induced by therapeutic modalities.

This special issue offers the opportunity to contribute original research articles as well as review articles to discuss the mechanisms acting for the restoration of functions after acquired brain injury. We are particularly interested in articles describing new insights into neural plasticity induced by known effective rehabilitation treatments, thus promoting the recovery of neurological functions after acquired brain injury.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Neurorehabilitation of acquired brain injury
  • Imaging and neurophysiology of mechanisms underpinning the recovery of motor and cognitive functions
  • Computational modelling of plasticity and learning to predict rehabilitation recovery
  • Biological factors promoting neural plasticity in people undergoing neurorehabilitation
  • Innovative rehabilitation modalities promoting neural reorganisation (e.g., brain/body-machine interface and invasive/noninvasive brain stimulation)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6565418
  • - Editorial

Rehabilitation Induced Neural Plasticity after Acquired Brain Injury

Andrea Turolla | Annalena Venneri | ... | Vincent C. K. Cheung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8105480
  • - Research Article

Quantification of Upper Limb Motor Recovery and EEG Power Changes after Robot-Assisted Bilateral Arm Training in Chronic Stroke Patients: A Prospective Pilot Study

Marialuisa Gandolfi | Emanuela Formaggio | ... | Nicola Smania
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6125901
  • - Research Article

Motor Improvement of Skilled Forelimb Use Induced by Treatment with Growth Hormone and Rehabilitation Is Dependent on the Onset of the Treatment after Cortical Ablation

Margarita Heredia | Jesús Palomero | ... | Adelaida S. Riolobos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9828070
  • - Research Article

Acoustic Trauma Changes the Parvalbumin-Positive Neurons in Rat Auditory Cortex

Congli Liu | Tao Xu | ... | Jingwu Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2782804
  • - Research Article

Bilateral Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Reshapes Resting-State Brain Networks: A Magnetoencephalography Assessment

Giovanni Pellegrino | Matteo Maran | ... | Giorgio Arcara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2758097
  • - Review Article

Low-Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Stroke-Induced Upper Limb Motor Deficit: A Meta-Analysis

Lan Zhang | Guoqiang Xing | ... | Qiwen Mu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7876507
  • - Research Article

Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation Combined with Robotic Rehabilitation Improves Upper Limb Function after Stroke

Fioravante Capone | Sandra Miccinilli | ... | Vincenzo Di Lazzaro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4281532
  • - Research Article

Interhemispheric Pathways Are Important for Motor Outcome in Individuals with Chronic and Severe Upper Limb Impairment Post Stroke

Kathryn S. Hayward | Jason L. Neva | ... | Lara A. Boyd
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8721240
  • - Research Article

For Better or Worse: The Effect of Prismatic Adaptation on Auditory Neglect

Isabel Tissieres | Mona Elamly | ... | Sonia Crottaz-Herbette
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4050536
  • - Research Article

White Matter Hyperintensity Load Modulates Brain Morphometry and Brain Connectivity in Healthy Adults: A Neuroplastic Mechanism?

Matteo De Marco | Riccardo Manca | ... | Annalena Venneri
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