Neurophysiological Correlates to Behavioural Performance in Motor Learning
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018) | Viewed by 30971
Interests: sensorimotor integration; neural adaptation and learning; neurophysiology of musculoskeletal treatments; chronic pain processing; neural effects of exercise
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Sensorimotor integration is the ability of the central nervous system (CNS) to integrate sensory information from different body parts and formulate appropriate motor outputs to muscles, while multisensory integration (MSI) refers to the ability of the CNS to integrate inputs from multiple sensory systems. Effective SMI and MSI are essential for learning; the acquisition and retention of new skills. Neurophysiological and neuromechanical or behavioural measures (e.g. transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG), including somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs), electromyography (EMG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), motion capture, fast rate eye tracking, etc...) can provide insight into the manner and mechanisms by which SMI and MSI are altered. When correlated to, or combined with, performance measures, they can enhance our understanding of the ways in which altered SMI and MSI impact motor learning and retention.
Studies investigating motor and sensorimotor learning and retention in combination with neurophysiological and/or neuromechanical outcome measures are invited. Studies involving both healthy and clinical populations are welcome.Prof. Dr. Bernadette Murphy
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- Sensorimotor integration
- Multisensory integration
- Human neurophysiology
- Motor learning