Special Issue "State-of-the-Art in Non-invasive Brain Stimulation"

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Physiology and Pathology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 613

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mariagiovanna Cantone
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1. Neurology Unit, University Hospital Policlinico “G. Rodolico-San Marco”, Catania, Italy
2. Department of Neurology, Sant’Elia Hospital, ASP Caltanissetta, Caltanissetta, Italy
Interests: transcranial magnetic stimulation; noninvasive brain stimulation; neuroplasticity; metaplasticity; motor cortex; stroke; vascular dementia; vascular cognitive impairment; vascular depression
Department of Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties, University of Catania, I-95125 Catania, Italy
Interests: cerebrovascular diseases; dementia; sleep disorders; non-invasive brain stimulation; neurosonology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

From the pioneering application of transcranial magnetic stimulation, many different, innovative methods of noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) have attracted both clinicians and researchers.

NIBS techniques were first developed for the assessment and modulation of synaptic plasticity; however, when they were integrated with other neurophysiological methods (e.g., electroencephalography—EEG) or structural and functional imaging, NIBS techniques were found to enable the exploration of connectivity and more advanced neuroplastic phenomena across both motor and non-motor areas.

As such, NIBS techniques are emerging as some of the most innovative and translational tools for the assessment and treatment of several neuropsychiatric disorders worldwide, including depression, dementia, and stroke. In the near future, interventions aiming to enhance neuroplasticity should receive further attention; such progress could enable the inclusion of other neurological disorders, such as sleep disorders or metabolic and rare diseases with insidious central nervous system involvement.

This Special Issue aims to encourage and collect original research, review articles, and case series addressing recent evidence on clinical applications of NIBS techniques in humans and, at the same time, to highlight current challenges and technical issues in the “cutting-edge” topic of NIBS research. In this exciting scenario, special attention should be paid to innovative NIBS protocols, the link to genetic patterns, and the interaction with drugs acting on multiple neurotransmission pathways.

Dr. Mariagiovanna Cantone
Dr. Giuseppe Lanza
Guest Editors

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  • translational neuroscience
  • clinical neurophysiology
  • neurodegeneration
  • neural plasticity
  • neurosonology
  • sleep disorders
  • cognitive decline
  • noninvasive brain stimulation
  • nutraceuticals
  • neurogenetics
  • transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • dementia
  • vascular cognitive impairment
  • stroke
  • depression
  • metaplasticity
  • motor cortex
  • motor learning
  • neurotrophins
  • transcranial-focused ultrasound

Published Papers

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