Special Issue "Neuromuscular Function and Movement Control"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
Motor control describes the process by which the nervous system coordinates muscle activation resulting in performance of movements or actions. The ability for humans to control gross, as well as very intricate fine, actions is fundamental to human movement. Understanding the mechanisms involved in how the brain controls movement in healthy humans and how functions are affected by injury or disease are extremely important for providing exercise and practice strategies for a variety of purposes from optimal rehabilitation interventions to the perfection of high level skill performance seen in musicians or athletes.
In this Special Issue, “Neuromuscular Function and Movement Control”, we will include studies that address research questions on how the nervous system controls muscle function. This may involve investigation of neural pathways within the central nervous system (CNS) or the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Studies may employ tools including transcranial magnetic brain stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, DEXA, MRI, EMG and other associated technologies. Subject groups may include healthy individuals and/or those with neuromuscular disorders or injuries, such as spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Andrew P. Lavender
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Motor control
- Neuromuscular function
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation
- Transcranial direct current stimulation
- Hoffman reflex
- M wave
- Paired associative stimulation
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Exercise induced muscle damage