Brain Health

A special issue of Clinical and Translational Neuroscience (ISSN 2514-183X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 2365

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Department of Neurology, Inselspital University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Interests: general neurology; sleep-wake medicine; coma/disorders of consciousness; stroke medicine; Parkinson's movement disorders
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Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Geneva and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: cerebral small vessel diseases; cerebral amyloid angiopathy; vascular cognitive impairment and dementia; Alzheimer’s disease

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Department of Neurology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: MRI data of deep neural networks in acute stroke

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Department of Psychiatry, Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: apathy; cognitive deficits; schizophrenia; transcranial magnetic stimulation; translational psychiatry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the launch of a Special Issue entitled “Brain Health” in the MDPI journal Clinical and Translational Neuroscience.

Our brain plays a crucial role in all aspects of our lives; it is essential for cognitive, motor, and sensory functions, as well as our experiences, emotions, and behavior. In addition, it influences vascular, endocrine, and immunological processes in our body. Ultimately, the brain and its health are essential for our individual (physical, mental, social, and spiritual) wellbeing, for unlocking our potential (in terms of knowledge, skills, and creativity) as individuals, and for the sustainable development of a fair, well-functioning, and productive society.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and recent peer-reviewed publications, more than one in three people is affected by a neurological disorder (ND), and at least one in three is affected by a mental (psychiatric) disorder (MD). Brain disorders surpass cardiovascular disorders and cancer combined in terms of disability, mortality, and costs.

The “Brain Health” Special Issue is dedicated to not only advancing basic and translational knowledge, but also to fostering international collaborations and initiatives to promote brain health and science-based prevention of brain disorders throughout the life course for all people worldwide.

We eagerly await your submissions to contribute to this crucial conversation about brain health.

Warm regards,

Prof. Dr. Claudio Bassetti
Dr. Lukas Sveikata
Prof. Dr. Susanne Wegener
Prof. Dr. Indrit Bègue
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  • brain health
  • cognitive functions
  • physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing motor and sensory functions
  • neurological disorder
  • mental (psychiatric) disorder

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Sleep Health
by Albrecht P. A. Vorster, Eus J. W. van Someren, Allan I. Pack, Reto Huber, Markus H. Schmidt and Claudio L. A. Bassetti
Clin. Transl. Neurosci. 2024, 8(1), 8; - 24 Jan 2024
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Together with (physical and mental) exercise, diet, and social activities, sleep is a key health behavior that occupies one third of our lives, yet remains neglected. In the first part of this review, we present the current knowledge on how sleep promotes body, [...] Read more.
Together with (physical and mental) exercise, diet, and social activities, sleep is a key health behavior that occupies one third of our lives, yet remains neglected. In the first part of this review, we present the current knowledge on how sleep promotes body, brain, mental, occupational, and social health as well as creativity, productivity, and well-being. In the second part, we discuss how good sleep and screening for sleep–wake disorders may improve health and reduce the burden of brain, mental, cardiovascular, metabolic disorders and cancer. We also review the literature on measurements of sleep health and present the Bernese Sleep Health Questionnaire, a new and simple tool to assess sleep health and screen for sleep–wake circadian disorders in clinical practice. Full article
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