Enhancing performance for action and perception

multisensory integration, neuroplasticity & neuroprosthetics, part I

Edited by

  • Franco Lepore, Dépt de psychologie, Université de Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Andrea Green, Dépt de psychologie, Université de Montréal, QC, Canada
  • C. Elaine Chapman, Dépt de psychologie, Université de Montréal, QC, Canada
  • John F Kalaska, Dépt de psychologie, Université de Montréal, QC, Canada

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

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Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists


Book information

  • Published: July 2011
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53752-2


"This is a great resource for those looking for a collection of studies on topics pertaining to neural plasticity and neural mechanisms covered at the annual international symposium. It clearly highlights some of the innovations made in the field and does so in a concise and organized manner."--Doody.com, September 20, 2013

Table of Contents

1. Naturalistic approaches to sensorimotor control and learning, James Ingram
2. Sensory plasticity and motor learning, David J. Ostry
3. Walk this way: New insights into locomotor learning, Amy J. Bastian
4. Imaging and motor learning, Julien Doyon
5. In-home telerehabilitation with the ReJoyce workstation: development  and implementation, Arthur Prochazka
6. Virtual reality for neuromotor rehabilitation, Mindy Levin
7. Training protocols and robotics for rehabilitation, FA Mussa-Ivaldi
8. Maximizing walking capacities by sensory-motor enhancement in neurological populations: targeting impairments during task-oriented training, Sylvie Nadeau
9. Transcranial magnetic stimulation TMS for gait rehabilitation, Jens Nielsen
10. Shaping plasticity to enhance recovery after injury, Numa Dancause
11. Sexual rehabilitation, Christian Joyal
12. Lifelong experience-dependent plasticity in the auditory cortex: basic mechanisms risks and benefits, Étienne de Villers-Sidani
13. Rules of visual cortex plasticity, Mriganka Sur 
14. An intimate dialogue between cortex and midbrain integrates information from different senses to produce adaptive behavior, Barry E. Stein 
15. Multisensory integration of vision and touch, Krish Sathian
16. Cross-modal plasticity and neurosensory prosthetics: too much of a good thing? Franco Lepore
17. Cross-modal plasticity and its extension to other senses including smell, Franco Lepore
18. The role of neuroplasticity in the effort to restore sight, Lotfi B. Merabet
19. There's more to vision than meets the eyes: the tongue as tactile gateway to the occipital cortex in blindness, Ron Kupers
20. Toward high-performance cortically-controlled motor prostheses, Krishna V. Shenoy 
21. Robotics for rehabilitation, Neville Hogan
22. Peripheral electrical stimulation as a code for neuroprosthetic feedback control, Steven Hsiao
23. Electrical stimulation of proprioceptive cortex to control behaviour, Lee Miller
24. Restoration of vision with extrastriate stimulation, Bernhard A Sabel
25. Telecontrol of haptic touch, Lynette Jones
26. Understanding Haptics by Integrating Biomimetic Tactile Sensors into Mechatronic Systems, Gerald E Loeb