Special Issue "Signal Processing in the Planning and Execution of Human Movement"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2021) | Viewed by 589

Special Issue Editor

Department of Systems Engineering, University of Arkansas Little Rock, Little Rock, AR 72204, USA
Interests: sensorimotor control of human movement; biomedical signal and image processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The human body contains an abundance of degrees of freedom that must be coordinated and managed to produce coherent motor skills. The sensorimotor system responsible for movement control comprises a distributed sensory network, sensory and motor neurons, and a highly redundant network of muscle actuators. Groups of muscles are organized into motor units and synergistically activated by groups of motor neurons. The movement commands originate in the motor cortex and are processed in the neural networks before passing on to the motor neurons. The motor tasks are regulated by proprioceptive feedback, processed through the spinal neurons, brain stem, and higher centers. The simple task of maintaining a stance conceals incessant signal processing and real-time control in the sensorimotor apparatus. In the last century extensive research on the physiological aspects of motor control has been performed. However, the signal processing aspects of the neural mechanisms have not been fully explored. The aim of this special issue is to gather latest research elucidating signal processing aspects of motor control in humans.

Dr. Kamran Iqbal
Guest Editor

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  • Myoelectric and neural signal processing
  • Neural processing of proprioceptive signals
  • Cortical and spiking neural networks
  • Decoding of motor neuron signals
  • Real-time pattern recognition in myoelectric signals
  • Sensorimotor information processing
  • Noise in sensorimotor systems
  • Decision making in sensorimotor system
  • Sensory integration for motor control
  • Stochastic neural processing
  • Signal processing in motor cortex and brain stem
  • Distributed processing of movement signaling
  • Neural ensemble processing

Published Papers

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