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Enhancing Performance for Action and Perception - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444537522, 9780444537539

Enhancing Performance for Action and Perception, Volume 191

1st Edition

Multisensory integration, Neuroplasticity and Neuroprosthetics, Part I

Serial Volume Editors: Franco Lepore Andrea Green C. Elaine Chapman John F Kalaska
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444537522
eBook ISBN: 9780444537539
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 20th July 2011
Page Count: 288
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Table of Contents

Series Editors

List of Contributors


Chapter 1: Naturalistic approaches to sensorimotor control


Naturalistic perspectives from animal psychology

Naturalistic perspectives from human cognitive ethology

A naturalistic approach to the visual system

Naturalistic approaches to human behavior

Naturalistic studies of movement kinematics

Naturalistic approaches to object manipulation


Chapter 2: Sensory change following motor learning


The effect of motor learning on somatosensory perception of the upper limb

The effect of speech motor learning on the perception of speech sounds


Chapter 3: Sensory motor remapping of space in human–machine interfaces


Motor learning

What is “ordinary space”?

Euclidean properties of ordinary space

Intrinsic geometry of sensorimotor signals in the central nervous system

Encoding the metric properties of Euclidean space

Learning an inverse geometrical model of space

The dual-learning problem

A clinical perspective: the body–machine interface


Chapter 4: Locomotor adaptation

Chapter 5: Age-related changes in the cognitive function of sleep


Changes in sleep with healthy aging

Changes in cognition with healthy aging

Interactions between sleep and cognition in healthy aging

Conclusions and future directions

Chapter 6: Motor adaptation and proprioceptive recalibration


General methodology

Chapter 7: Perception and action in singing


How well do people sing?

What causes poor singing?

Perceptual deficits

Sensorimotor translation deficits

Motor control deficits

Feedback deficits

Neural bases of singing


Chapter 8: Lifelong plasticity in the rat auditory cortex


A succession of cortical sensitive periods of plasticity during early development

Local regulation of CP plasticity in A1 by sensory input patterns

Patterned cortical activity maintains stimulus selectivity in the adult A1


Chapter 9: Enhancing visual cues to orientation


Visual cues to orientation

How can perception be influenced by visual cues to orientation?

When is it desirable to use vision to influence perceived orientation?

How can the contribution of vision be enhanced?


Chapter 10: Organization and plasticity in multisensory integration

The mature superior colliculus

Semantic issues in multisensory integration

The generality of the SC model

The essential circuit for SC multisensory integration

The development of multisensory integration

How experience changes the circuit for multisensory integration

Multisensory plasticity in adulthood

Chapter 11: Multisensory object representation




Integration of structural and surface properties

Multisensory cortical processing

What role does visual imagery play?

A model of multisensory object representation


Chapter 12: Adaptation and maladaptation

Lessons from evolution

The vision from the brain


Final remarks

Chapter 13: Sensory integration for reaching


Modeling the psychophysics of sensory integration

Sensory integration during reach behavior

Modeling sensory integration in neural populations

Sensory integration in the cortical circuits for reaching

From local to global optimality

Chapter 14: Sensory rehabilitation in the plastic brain


Rehabilitation in blindness

Rehabilitation in deafness


Chapter 15: Crossmodal plasticity in sensory loss




Anosmia, ageusia, loss of trigeminal chemosensation


Chapter 16: Adaptive crossmodal plasticity in deaf auditory cortex


Congenitally deaf cat: a model for adaptive crossmodal plasticity

Study 1: supranormal visual abilities of congenitally deaf cats

Study 2: contributions of “deaf” auditory cortex to supranormal visual localization and detection

Study 3: laminar contributions to supranormal vision in the deaf


Subject Index

Volume in Series


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

Key Features

  • Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation and provide their views and perspectives for future research
  • Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
  • All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist


Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists


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"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.", September 2013

Ratings and Reviews

About the Serial Volume Editors

Franco Lepore

Affiliations and Expertise

Dépt de psychologie, Université de Montréal, QC, Canada

Andrea Green

Affiliations and Expertise

Dépt de psychologie, Université de Montréal, QC, Canada

C. Elaine Chapman

Affiliations and Expertise

Dépt de psychologie, Université de Montréal, QC, Canada

John F Kalaska

Affiliations and Expertise

Dépt de psychologie, Université de Montréal, QC, Canada