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Pushing the Limits of Motor Function Recovery in Rehabilitation: Basic to Applied Research Based on Neuroscience

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It is one of the essential roles of rehabilitation to maximize the recovery of motor functions in patients. However, it is a well-known fact that there are cases in which functional recovery is good and cases in which it is poor, depending on the patient's condition, the site of injury and the degree of ...

It is one of the essential roles of rehabilitation to maximize the recovery of motor functions in patients. However, it is a well-known fact that there are cases in which functional recovery is good and cases in which it is poor, depending on the patient's condition, the site of injury and the degree of damage. In addition, there are many cases where a certain level of functional recovery is achieved, and then it stagnates. The above limitations of motor function recovery in rehabilitation will have changed dramatically in recent years through neuroscientific findings and advanced technologies. For example, it has been recognized that the recovery of motor functions after stroke becomes poor in the chronic phase. However, the development of the brain-machine interfaces has been shown to promote the recovery of such functions. In addition, machine learning and deep learning are being used to analyze movements and determine the optimal solution for prognosis. Thus, the integration of neuroscience and advanced technology has the potential to help overcome some of the limitations of motor function recovery in rehabilitation.

This research topic aims to push the limits of motor function recovery in rehabilitation, primarily through basic and applied research based on neuroscience.

The main areas of interest in this research topic include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Research on the sensory, motor, and cognitive functions as the basis for rehabilitation

- Research on the elucidation of the mechanisms of pathology and disease

- Research on the creation of new rehabilitation evaluation and treatment methods

- Research using brain function measurement and non-invasive brain stimulation

- Research on biomechanics

- Research on rehabilitation using cutting-edge technologies such as AI, machine learning, deep learning, robotics, and brain-machine interface


Keywords: Rehabilitation, Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Neural plasticity, Brain function, Motor function, Recovery, Breaking limit, Impairment, Disability, Plateau, Basic research, Applied research, Clinical application, Advanced technology


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