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Studies on the Neurophysiology of Motor Dysfunction in Movement Disorders

Submission deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue Editor
  • Fady Alnajjar, PhD
    Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, College of IT, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), Al Ain, UAE
    Interests: neuro-robotics; artificial intelligence; cognitive science; neurorehabilitation
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,
Movement disorders are a group of neurological conditions that affect the ability to control and coordinate movement. Some of the most common movement disorders include Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and ataxia. The neurophysiology of motor dysfunction in movement disorders is complex and not fully understood. However, it is thought to involve abnormalities in the activity of specific regions of the brain and in the communication between these regions. Current approaches for the rehabilitation of movement disorders are focused on managing the symptoms and improving function. The most common approach is pharmacological therapy, which aims to restore the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. However, pharmacological therapy alone is not always sufficient to fully restore function. Non-pharmacological approaches, such as physical and occupational therapy, can also improve motor function. Recently, there has been increasing interest in the use of advanced technologies to rehabilitate movement disorders. Virtual reality, augmented reality, smart robotics, and AI have the potential to revolutionize current approaches to motor rehabilitation in movement disorders.

We are currently accepting submissions for a special issue of our journal that will focus on the neurophysiology of motor dysfunction in movement disorders. We are particularly interested in research studies that utilize innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence to further our understanding of these disorders and to develop new treatments.

Recent advances in areas such as virtual reality, augmented reality and smart robotics have the potential to revolutionize our approach to motor rehabilitation. We encourage submissions that explore the use of these technologies in the context of movement disorders, as well as studies that investigate other cutting-edge techniques for the assessment and treatment of motor dysfunction.

We welcome original research articles, review articles and case studies that focus on the neurophysiology of motor dysfunction in movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and ataxia. We also encourage submissions that explore the use of AI-based approaches for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of these disorders.

We are interested in both experimental and clinical studies, and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists and clinicians. The submission deadline is 30 September 2023.

Fady Alnajjar
Guest Editor

movement disorders
motor dysfunction
advanced technologies (virtual reality, augmented reality, smart robotics, artificial intelligence)
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