Computational Intelligence and Brain Plasticity

A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 1003

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Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB), Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: signal processing algorithms for the analysis of biological systems; computational modeling of neural information encoding, and on application of nonlinear and multivariate statistical models to characterize heart rate variability and cardiovascular control dynamics

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School of Science, Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW 2751, Australia
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College of Computer Science, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Second Street, Xiasha Higher Education Zone, Hangzhou 310018, China
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The ability of the nervous system to change its activity in response to intrinsic or extrinsic stimuli and to reorganize its structure, functions, or connections is known as brain plasticity. Plasticity is crucial for recovering cognitive and motor functions after severe injuries, as well as for navigating unfamiliar situations while learning new tasks or skills. Recently, artificial intelligence (AI) and innovative computational methods have provided important tools for a quantitative assessment of brain plasticity. These measures can be used in clinical applications, for example, to assess patient progress during rehabilitation treatments and to develop patient-specific training sessions based on trainees’ performance and brain responses. Important examples of industrial applications include neuroimaging technology, wearable sensors, and advanced data processing. AI-based methodologies are some of the most appropriate tools for discovering the wide range of mechanisms underlying brain plasticity.

This Special Issue includes both methodological and experimental studies aimed at identifying changes in subjects’ brain activation patterns or mental states (e.g., learning, mental workload, stress, attention, mental fatigue, post-stroke, etc.) due to plasticity aspects. Studies on wearable sensors and associated technologies are also encouraged. All types of manuscripts will be taken into consideration, including original basic science reports, translational research, clinical studies, review articles, and methodology papers.

We welcome innovative research in the following fields: neuroscience, neurosurgery, neurorehabilitation, neural networks, and brain neuroplasticity with human–machine interactions at work.

Dr. Gianluca Borghini
Dr. Riccardo Barbieri
Dr. Viviana Mucci
Dr. Hong Zeng
Dr. Alessandra Anzolin
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  • brain plasticity
  • learning process
  • cognitive training
  • mental state assessment
  • cognitive rehabilitation
  • high-resolution eeg
  • brain connectivity
  • cognitive control behaviour
  • artificial intelligence
  • hypers-canning
  • multivariate autoregressive models

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