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The Relationship Between Neural Circuitry and Biomechanical Action

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From execution to movement design, the neurological and biomechanical management of human movement requires the control of different body segments that can be coordinated in multiple ways. To control movement to a target, the individual can use an infinite number of segmented trajectories that themselves ...

From execution to movement design, the neurological and biomechanical management of human movement requires the control of different body segments that can be coordinated in multiple ways. To control movement to a target, the individual can use an infinite number of segmented trajectories that themselves remain under the control of several actuators (muscles), all based on different types of sensory information sources. Understanding how an individual's central nervous system manages all these different levels of redundancy and how it manages to propose an optimal solution to perform the procedure remains a scientific challenge. In fact, very little is known about the interaction of biomechanics and neuroscience. From a mathematical point of view, understanding this interaction means solving systems of under-determined equations, i.e. systems that have more unknowns than equations, and therefore an infinity of solutions.

It is, therefore, necessary to improve our understanding of the relationship between neural circuity and biomechanical action in the musculoskeletal system. This Research Topic aims to summarize the most important neuro-biomechanical parameters influencing human performance related to the health sciences and sports.

We welcome original research and reviews articles examining this relationship through the techniques of biomechanics and neuroscience, focusing on the following areas:

• Neuromechanical analysis in sports medicine,
• Biomechanics relating to neuromuscular training or neuroplasticity,
• Neuromechanics relating to the patient’s movement and movement in sports
• Relationship between motor neural circuitry and biomechanical action.


Keywords: Neuromechanics and Control of Physical Behavior, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular biomechanics, Rehabilitation in neuro-biomechanics, neuromechanical analysis in sport medicine, neuromuscular training.


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31 May 2020 Abstract
31 October 2020 Manuscript

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31 October 2020 Manuscript

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