About this Research Topic
Graphonomics, which broadly covers research pertaining to the scientific analysis of handwriting and other graphic skills, is a field full of potential for intersectional research between motor skills and cognitive neuroscience. Motor skills such as hand, arm, and body movements for communication (music, painting, drawing and other creative arts), control (brain-body machine interfaces, human-robot interaction), rehabilitation (e.g., after neurological disease, injury, limb amputation, etc), education (e.g., cognitive-sensory-motor development), creativity (e.g. promoting innovation and creativity in the arts, science and engineering), and forensics, all contribute to our growing understanding of the relationship between graphonomics and cognitive function.
Based on the International Graphonomics Conference 2019, this Research Topic will be an international forum for discussion on recent advances at the intersection of the complex motor skills highlighted by graphonomics with the creative arts, neuroscience, engineering, media, technology, industry, education, design, forensics, and medicine.
Themes relating to graphonomics to be addressed include:
• Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural, Affective, and Cognitive Systems in Realistic and Complex Environments
• Neural and Behavioral Individuality and Variation
• Creativity and Innovation
• Neuroengineering and Brain-Inspired Art
• Creative Concepts and Wearable mobile brain-body imaging (MoBI) Designs
• Creative Art Therapy
• Informal Learning
• E-health applications (E.g. handwriting analysis in support of neurodegenerative disease diagnosis)
We call for manuscripts on this Research Topic – both original research contributions using MoBI approaches, as well as theoretical, perspectives, methodological, or historical reviews or opinion papers on ongoing developments in recording and analysis of data recording the brain activity and body movements of actively behaving participants in established neuroscience research areas and new fields including the arts, creativity, medicine, education and others. Applications in new research areas (arts, dance, education, creativity, art therapy, gait and stroke rehabilitation, cognitive neuroscience, physical and mental fatigue) are particularly encouraged.
Keywords: Neuroaesthetics, handwriting, neural interfaces, fine motor skills
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