Feature Papers in Neuromodulation and Brain Stimulation

A topical collection in Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This collection belongs to the section "Neurobiology and Clinical Neuroscience".

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1. Neuromodulation Center and Center for Clinical Research Learning, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
2. Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: neuromodulation; pain perception modulation; neurophysiology; neuroplasticity
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Neuromodulation Center and Center for Clinical Research Learning, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Interests: neuromodulation; pain perception modulation; neurophysiology; neuroplasticity
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1. Coma Science Group, GIGA-Consciousness, GIGA Research Center, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
2. Centre du Cerveau, University Hospital of Liège, Liège, Belgium
Interests: brain injury; disorders of consciousness; neuromodulation; rehabilitation; neurophysiology
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues

Recent evidence reveals how the nervous system is involved in almost all physiological activities of the human body, from cardiorespiratory rhythm and inflammation to perception and consciousness. Consequently, the nervous system's role is fundamental for keeping the “health–disease” balance, resilience across life, and overall well-being. Neuromodulation includes a myriad of non-pharmacological therapeutic approaches that aim to modulate nervous system activity to restore maladaptive neuroplasticity associated with multiple conditions, such as chronic pain, neurodegenerative diseases, brain injury, mental health conditions, and inflammatory diseases. The main intervention types include transcranial electrical stimulation (tES), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), spinal cord stimulation, nerve stimulation, and behavioral therapies such as meditation, mindfulness, mental imagery, and hypnosis. These techniques have shown positive effects on several medical conditions; however, their clinical validation, regulatory approval, and systematic use are still incipient, mainly due to unpowered studies, inappropriate parameter selection, and the lack of evidence integration. To accelerate the knowledge translation of neuromodulation, we must build a bridge between theoretical/technological development, clinical trial findings, meta-synthesis methods, and implementation strategies, including cost-effectiveness studies. A coherent and organized integration among these disciplines will foster neuromodulation translation to the clinic and unlock these therapies' real potential.

This Topical Collection aims to create a space for “cross-talk” between disciplines about the clinical translation of neuromodulatory techniques, from theoretical and basic neuromodulation models to clinical findings. We welcome original research papers, theoretical and methodology papers, and review papers describing the generation, use, and knowledge translation of neuromodulation, especially those exploring new technologies, precision medicine, transdiagnosis approach, and biomarkers.

Prof. Dr. Felipe Fregni
Dr. Kevin Pacheco-Barrios
Dr. Aurore Thibaut
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Keywords

  • neuromodulation
  • non-pharmacological interventions
  • neuropsychiatric conditions
  • chronic pain
  • brain injury
  • computational models

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