Special Issue "Translational Aspects of Motor Imagery"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: spatial cognition, mental imagery and motor simulation in children and adults with typical and atypical development; neuropsychology of anxiety and hypervigilance to threat
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Interests: (i) motor imagery, investigated in typical individuals and in people with pain; (ii) graded motor imagery treatment in pain; (iii) multisensory integration/modulation of pain; (iv) virtual/mediated reality; (v) pain neuroscience education treatment; (vi) clinical trials
Motor imagery tasks assess persons’ ability to mentally activate motor representations in the absence of actual body actions. Training individuals to mentally simulate own limb movements can facilitate physical execution of the very same movements. For this reason, motor imagery, especially when combined with physical practice, can enhance motor performance in athletes as well as in people with different neurological conditions. In particular, in recent years, converging evidence has been demonstrating the effectiveness of motor-imagery-based rehabilitative programmes in rehabilitating people with spinal cord injury, children with developmental coordination disorder, or people with complex pain regional syndrome or low back pain. Thus, further advancing knowledge about the mechanisms underlying motor imagery performance and training could represent a useful way to develop personalized and increasingly effective programmes for training of professional athletes and treating patients with sensorimotor disorders.
Assoc. Prof. Massimiliano Conson
Assoc. Prof. Tasha Stanton
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- explicit motor imagery
- implicit motor imagery
- mental training
- left/right laterality judgment
- mental rotation
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Frank Behrendt 1,2, Zorica Suica 1, Szabina Gäumann 1, Corina Schuster-Amft 1,2,3
Affiliation: 1 Research Department, Reha Rheinfelden, Switzerland; 2 Department of Department of Engineering and Information Technology, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland; 3 Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Switzerland
Title: How do athletes and dancers use motor imagery in performance and injury rehabilitation? A scoping review
Authors: Adriano Soley and Ebonie Rio