29 August 2023
Brain Sciences | Highly Cited Papers in 2021–2022 in the Section “Sensory and Motor Neuroscience”

The “Sensory and Motor Neuroscience” Section of Brain Sciences (ISSN: 2076-3425) aims to publish articles on sensorimotor transformation and the modulation of sensory and motor function, among other topics.

As all of the articles published in our journal are of an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full text. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022, listed below:

1. “Active School Breaks and Students’ Attention: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis”
by Álvaro Infantes-Paniagua, Ana Filipa Silva, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Hugo Sarmento, Francisco Tomás González-Fernández, Sixto González-Víllora and Filipe Manuel Clemente
Brain Sci. 2021, 11(6), 675; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11060675
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/11/6/675

2. “Mapping of Motor Function with Neuronavigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Review on Clinical Application in Brain Tumors and Methods for Ensuring Feasible Accuracy”
by Nico Sollmann, Sandro M. Krieg, Laura Säisänen and Petro Julkunen
Brain Sci. 2021, 11(7), 897; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11070897
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/11/7/897

3. “The Role of Mental Imagery in Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation”
by Amit Abraham, Ryan P. Duncan and Gammon M. Earhart
Brain Sci. 2021, 11(2), 185; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11020185
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/11/2/185

4. “Physical Activity and Inhibitory Control: The Mediating Role of Sleep Quality and Sleep Efficiency”
by Lin Li, Qian Yu, Wenrui Zhao, Fabian Herold, Boris Cheval, Zhaowei Kong, Jinming Li, Notger Mueller, Arthur F. Kramer, Jie Cui et al.
Brain Sci. 2021, 11(5), 664; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11050664
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/11/5/664

5. “Single Word Intelligibility of Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease in Noise: Pre-Specified Secondary Outcome Variables from a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) Comparing Two Intensive Speech Treatments (LSVT LOUD vs. LSVT ARTIC)”
by Geralyn Schulz, Angela Halpern, Jennifer Spielman, Lorraine Ramig, Ira Panzer, Alan Sharpley and Katherine Freeman
Brain Sci. 2021, 11(7), 857; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11070857
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/11/7/857

6. “The Effect of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Divergent and Convergent Thinking and Its Influence by Mood”
by Kohei Aga, Masato Inamura, Chong Chen, Kosuke Hagiwara, Rikuto Yamashita, Masako Hirotsu, Tomoe Seki, Akiyo Takao, Yuko Fujii, Toshio Matsubara et al.
Brain Sci. 2021, 11(5), 546; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11050546
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/11/5/546

7. “Downregulation of CD73/A2AR-Mediated Adenosine Signaling as a Potential Mechanism of Neuroprotective Effects of Theta-Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Acute Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis”
by Milorad Dragić, Milica Zeljković, Ivana Stevanović, Marija Adžić, Andjela Stekić, Katarina Mihajlović, Ivana Grković, Nela Ilić, Tihomir V. Ilić, Nadežda Nedeljković et al.
Brain Sci. 2021, 11(6), 736; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11060736
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/11/6/736

8. “Facial Signals and Social Actions in Multimodal Face-to-Face Interaction”
by Naomi Nota, James P. Trujillo and Judith Holler
Brain Sci. 2021, 11(8), 1017; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11081017
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/11/8/1017

9. “Acute Effect of a Simultaneous Exercise and Cognitive Task on Executive Functions and Prefrontal Cortex Oxygenation in Healthy Older Adults”
by Manon Pellegrini-Laplagne, Olivier Dupuy, Philippe Sosner and Laurent Bosquet
Brain Sci. 2022, 12(4), 455; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12040455
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/12/4/455

10. “Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome, Subtypes and 8-Year All-Cause Mortality in Aging Phenotypes: The Salus in Apulia Study”
by Ilaria Bortone, Roberta Zupo, Fabio Castellana, Simona Aresta, Luisa Lampignano, Sabrina Sciarra, Chiara Griseta, Tommaso Antonio Stallone, Giancarlo Sborgia, Madia Lozupone et al.
Brain Sci. 2022, 12(7), 861; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12070861
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/12/7/861

11. “Cerebellum-Cortical Interaction in Spatial Navigation and Its Alteration in Dementias”
by Pierandrea Mirino, Anna Pecchinenda, Maddalena Boccia, Adriano Capirchio, Fabrizia D’Antonio and Cecilia Guariglia
Brain Sci. 2022, 12(5), 523; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12050523
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/12/5/523

12. “Case Study: Intra- and Interpersonal Coherence of Muscle and Brain Activity of Two Coupled Persons during Pushing and Holding Isometric Muscle Action”
by Laura V. Schaefer and Frank N. Bittmann
Brain Sci. 2022, 12(6), 703; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12060703
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/12/6/703

13. “Comparing the Effects of Exoskeletal-Type Robot-Assisted Gait Training on Patients with Ataxic or Hemiplegic Stroke”
by Sungsik Son, Kil-Byung Lim, Jiyong Kim, Changhun Lee, Sung II Cho and Jeehyun Yoo
Brain Sci. 2022, 12(9), 1261; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12091261
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/12/9/1261

14. “Functional Connectivity States of Alpha Rhythm Sources in the Human Cortex at Rest: Implications for Real-Time Brain State Dependent EEG-TMS”
by Davide Tabarelli, Arianna Brancaccio, Christoph Zrenner and Paolo Belardinelli
Brain Sci. 2022, 12(3), 348; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12030348
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/12/3/348

15. “Indexes for the E-Baking Tray Task: A Look on Laterality, Verticality and Quality of Exploration”
by Antonietta Argiuolo, Federica Somma, Paolo Bartolomeo, Onofrio Gigliotta and Michela Ponticorvo
Brain Sci. 2022, 12(3), 401; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12030401
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/12/3/401

16. “The Role of Systemic Physiology in Individual Hemodynamic Responses Measured on the Head Due to Long-Term Stimulation Involving Colored Light Exposure and a Cognitive Task: An SPA-fNIRS Study”
by Felix Scholkmann, Hamoon Zohdi and Ursula Wolf
Brain Sci. 2022, 12(5), 597; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12050597
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/12/5/597

17. “Behavioral and Immunohistochemical Evidence for Suppressive Effects of Goshajinkigan on Salicylate-Induced Tinnitus in Rats”
by Koichi Kitano, Akinori Yamashita, Taketoshi Sugimura, Tadao Okayasu, Masaharu Sakagami, Daisuke Osaki, Tadashi Kitahara and Yasuhiko Saito
Brain Sci. 2022, 12(5), 587; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12050587
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/12/5/587

18. “Uric Acid and Cortisol Levels in Plasma Correlate with Pre-Competition Anxiety in Novice Athletes of Combat Sports”
by Luis Fernando Garcia de Oliveira, Tácito Pessoa Souza-Junior, Juliane Jellmayer Fechio, José Alberto Fernandes Gomes-Santos, Ricardo Camões Sampaio, Cristina Vasconcelos Vardaris, Rafael Herling Lambertucci and Marcelo Paes de Barros
Brain Sci. 2022, 12(6), 712; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12060712
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/12/6/712

19. “Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity among Individuals with Self-Reported Impaired Wound Healing”
by Jessica Balikji, Maarten M. Hoogbergen, Johan Garssen and Joris C. Verster
Brain Sci. 2022, 12(8), 961; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12080961
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/12/8/961

20. “Changing the Tendency to Integrate the Senses”
by Saul I. Quintero, Ladan Shams and Kimia Kamal
Brain Sci. 2022, 12(10), 1384; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12101384
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/12/10/1384

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