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Enhancing performance for action and perception

multisensory integration, neuroplasticity & neuroprosthetics, part I

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

Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists

Included in series
Progress in Brain Research

Hardbound, 288 Pages

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


  • 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


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