About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to characterize the cognitive mechanisms and brain correlates of covert actions (brain connectivity, plasticity mechanisms, neural model, and activation) and to probe the influence on one’s behavior. Studies that compare the different covert actions in terms of neural patterns or efficiency in programs for motor learning and rehabilitation are welcome. It is also of interest to understand how the covert actions interact and what are the benefits of combining them.
Among the covert processes, the authors may focus on but are not restricted to, motor preparation, action observation, motor imagery, action language, and speech. The use of innovative techniques and integrative tools (brain imaging, neurostimulation methods, peripheral stimulation, etc.) can help to decipher the underlying neural circuits and to measure behavioral outcomes.
The following Article Types are encouraged: Original Research, Review, Brief Research Report, Mini Review, Perspective.
Keywords: motor preparation, action observation, motor imagery, covert language, brain imaging, stimulation techniques, behavior
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