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Performance Efficacy of Motor System Stimulation

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Motor system disruptions are an unfortunate and frequently seen phenomenon following neuronal damage across various species. Such damage can result in several disorders from gait problems to even complete loss of limb mobility. Thankfully through technological advancements, we have been able to alleviate ...

Motor system disruptions are an unfortunate and frequently seen phenomenon following neuronal damage across various species. Such damage can result in several disorders from gait problems to even complete loss of limb mobility. Thankfully through technological advancements, we have been able to alleviate certain symptomatology, enhance motor performance, and overall aid patient rehabilitation. Electrical stimulation of the motor system is one such methodology widely utilized and researched with findings indicating promising results in recovering functionality and mobility.

However, despite such developments, there is still much left to be understood, from the underlying neuromodulation mechanisms and neurotransmitter interactions to neuronal plasticity. The complexity of the brain and the ever-evolving technological progression coupled with the promising nature of motor stimulation in diagnostic, operative, and rehabilitation settings highlight the importance of ensuring our focus is on methodologies that wield a significant and efficacious performance. Hence, this Research Topic aims to shed light on the recent neural technological advancements in the field of motor system stimulation and their performance efficacy.

We welcome submissions in the form of original research, systematic reviews, method articles, and perspective articles. Areas of focus include but are not limited to:

• Transcranial Stimulation (TS)

• Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Motor Evoked Potentials (MEP)

• Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS)

• Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)

• Intra and Extra Muscular Recordings

• Theoretical Models

• Human and Animal Model Research

• Motor Recovery

• Transcranial Photobiomodulation

• Motor Rehabilitation

• Computational Modeling

• Chemical Motor Activation

• Pharmacology

• Brain-computer interfaces

• Neuroethics


Keywords: Motor System, Electrical Stimulation, Performance Efficacy, Transcranial stimulation, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Motor Evoked Potentials, Motor Rehabilitation


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