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Enhancing performance for action and perception

multisensory integration, neuroplasticity & neuroprosthetics, part II

This volume of Progess in Brain Research follows on from the 32nd International Symposium of the Groupe de recherche sur le système nerveux central (GRSNC), May 2010, and aims to provide an overview of the various neural mechanisms that contribute to learning new motor and sensory skills, and to adapting to changed circumstances, including the use of devices and implants to substitute for lost sensory or motor abilities (brain machine interfaces). The focus is on recent developments covering five major themes:

  • Mechanisms to improve motor performance
  • Neuro-rehabilitation of motor function
  • Mechanisms to enhance sensory perception
  • Cross modal interationc for enhancing sensorimotor performance
  • Assistive technologies to enhance sensorimotor performance

This volume focuses on the translation of scientific knowledge into applications and strategies that can help restore lost function following injury or disease including assistive neuroprosthetic technologies to enhance sensorimotor performance and neurorehabilitation.

Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists

Included in series
Progress in Brain Research

Hardbound, 328 Pages

Published: July 2011

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53355-5


  • "This is a great resource for those looking for a collection of studies on neural plasticity and neural mechanisms covered at the annual symposium. It clearly highlights some of the innovations made in the field and does so in a concise and organized manner."--Doody.com, October 4, 2013


  • SECTION I: Assistive Technologies To Enhance Sensorimotor Performance

    1. Building the Bionic Eye: An Emerging Reality and Opportunity
      Lotfi B. Merabet
    2. Insights from darkness: What the study of blindness has taught us about brain structure and function
      Ron Kupers and Maurice Ptito
    3. A dynamical systems view of motor preparation: Implications for neural prosthetic system design
      Krishna V. Shenoy, Matthew T. Kaufman, Maneesh Sahani, and Mark M. Churchland
    4. Physically Interactive Robotic Technology for NeuroMotor Rehabilitation
      Neville Hogan & Hermano I. Krebs
    5. Sensory Feedback for Upper Limb Prostheses
      Steven S. Hsiao, Michael Fettiplace, Bejan Darbandi
    6. Stimulus-driven changes in sensorimotor behavior and neuronal functional connectivity: Application to brain machine interfaces and neurorehabilitation
      James M. Rebesco, Lee E. Miller
    7. Inference from populations: going beyond models
      Steven M. Chase & Andrew B. Schwartz
    8. Tactile communication systems: Optimizing the display of information
      Lynette A. Jones
    9. Understanding Haptics by Evolving Mechatronic Systems
      Gerald E. Loeb, George A. Tsianos, Jeremy A. Fishel, Nicholas Wettels and Stefan Schaal
    10. SECTION II: Neurorehabilitation

    11. Technology Improves Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
      Jan Kowalczewski and Arthur Prochazka.
    12. Guiding task-oriented gait training after stroke or spinal cord injury (SCI) by means of a biomechanical gait analysis.
      Sylvie Nadeau , Cyril Duclos , Laurent Bouyer and Carol L. Richards
    13. Involvement of the corticospinal tract in the control of human gait
      Dorothy Barthélemy, Michael J. Grey, Jens Bo Nielsen, Laurent Bouyer
    14. Vision restoration after brain and retina damage: the "Residual Vision Activation Theory"
      Bernhard A. Sabel, Petra Henrich-Noack, Anton Fedorov and Carolin Gall
    15. Real-Time Functional Magnetic Imaging - Brain Computer Interface And Virtual Reality: Promising Tools For The Treatment Of Paedophilia
      Patrice Renaud, Christian Joyal, Mathieu Goyette, Niels Birbaumer
    16. Shaping plasticity to enhance recovery after injury
      Numa Dancause, PT, PhD & Randolph J. Nudo, PhD


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