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Research highlights in neurorehabilitation

Edited by: Marta Pajaro-Blazquez and José Luis Pons

An article collection in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

Recent studies of the mechanisms underlying plasticity and recovery following neurological injuries have originated innovative lines of research in neurorehabilitation. The development of new technologies to facilitate the performance of evaluation and intervention procedures has stimulated research on novel rehabilitation paradigms and more effective rehabilitation strategies. However, translation of novel interventions into clinical practice remains a challenge. Further investigation to evaluate the effectiveness of such rehabilitation approaches is needed. In this series, six articles summarize the results of current research focusing on evaluation and treatment strategies of relevance in neurorehabilitation.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process overseen by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors. The Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors declare no competing interests.

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  1. Research

    Predicting motor learning performance from Electroencephalographic data

    Research on the neurophysiological correlates of visuomotor integration and learning (VMIL) has largely focused on identifying learning-induced activity changes in cortical areas during motor execution. While ...

    Timm Meyer, Jan Peters, Thorsten O Zander, Bernhard Schölkopf and Moritz Grosse-Wentrup

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:24

    Published on: 4 March 2014

  2. Editorial

    Research highlights in neurorehabilitation

    Recent studies of the mechanisms underlying plasticity and recovery following neurological injuries have originated innovative lines of research in neurorehabilitation. Additionally, the development of new tec...

    Marta Pajaro-Blázquez and Jose Luis Pons

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:21

    Published on: 4 March 2014

  3. Research

    The effect of arm weight support on upper limb muscle synergies during reaching movements

    Compensating for the effect of gravity by providing arm-weight support (WS) is a technique often utilized in the rehabilitation of patients with neurological conditions such as stroke to facilitate the perform...

    Martina Coscia, Vincent CK Cheung, Peppino Tropea, Alexander Koenig, Vito Monaco, Caoimhe Bennis, Silvestro Micera and Paolo Bonato

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:22

    Published on: 4 March 2014

  4. Research

    The effect of impedance-controlled robotic gait training on walking ability and quality in individuals with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury: an explorative study

    There is increasing interest in the use of robotic gait-training devices in walking rehabilitation of incomplete spinal cord injured (iSCI) individuals. These devices provide promising opportunities to increas...

    Bertine M Fleerkotte, Bram Koopman, Jaap H Buurke, Edwin H F van Asseldonk, Herman van der Kooij and Johan S Rietman

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:26

    Published on: 4 March 2014

  5. Research

    Tibialis Anterior muscle coherence during controlled voluntary activation in patients with spinal cord injury: diagnostic potential for muscle strength, gait and spasticity

    Coherence estimation has been used as an indirect measure of voluntary neurocontrol of residual motor activity following spinal cord injury (SCI). Here intramuscular Tibialis Anterior (TA) coherence estimation...

    Elisabeth Bravo-Esteban, Julian Taylor, Manuel Aleixandre, Cristina Simon-Martínez, Diego Torricelli, José L Pons and Julio Gómez-Soriano

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:23

    Published on: 4 March 2014

  6. Research

    Learning a locomotor task: with or without errors?

    Robotic haptic guidance is the most commonly used robotic training strategy to reduce performance errors while training. However, research on motor learning has emphasized that errors are a fundamental neural ...

    Laura Marchal–Crespo, Jasmin Schneider, Lukas Jaeger and Robert Riener

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:25

    Published on: 4 March 2014

  7. Research

    Hybrid FES-robot cooperative control of ambulatory gait rehabilitation exoskeleton

    Robotic and functional electrical stimulation (FES) approaches are used for rehabilitation of walking impairment of spinal cord injured individuals. Although devices are commercially available, there are still...

    Antonio J del-Ama, Ángel Gil-Agudo, José L Pons and Juan C Moreno

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2014 11:27

    Published on: 4 March 2014

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