Motor imagery, the mental rehearsal of a motor act without overt movement, has been shown to improve motor performance in healthy subjects. It is well known that motor imagery has the potential to promote greater insight to the development of action planning, because of that, it is now considered a fundamental topic of study in the field of motor behavior. This book addresses emerging practices, the role of motor imagery in physical therapy, and clinical implications of motor imagery as well.
Chapter 1 - Spinal Neural Function during Motor Imagery (pp. 1-26)
Authors / Editors: (Toshiaki Suzuki, Yoshibumi Bunno, Makiko Tani, Chieko Onigata, Hirohisa Yoneda, Marina Todo, Sayuri Uragami, Ikuro Wakayama and Sohei Yoshida, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Kansai University of Health Sciences, Japan, and others)
Chapter 2 - Motor Imagery in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder
Authors / Editors: (Priscila Caçola, Director, Developmental Motor Cognition Lab, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA)
Chapter 3 - The Potential of Motor Imagery Training in Fall Prevention Among
the Elderly (pp. 47-59)
Authors / Editors: (Carl Gabbard, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA)
Chapter 4 - Motor Imagery with Brain-Computer Interface Neurotechnology (pp.
Authors / Editors: (Christoph Guger, Christoph Kapeller, Rupert Ortner, and Kyousuke Kamada, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Guger Technologies OG, g.tec medical engineering Spain SL, g.tec neurotechnology USA Inc., Sierningstrasse, Schiedlberg, Austria, and others)
Chapter 5 - Mental Practice: Neurophysiology and Clinical Aspects in Neurorehabilitation
Authors / Editors: (Clarissa Cardoso dos Santos-Couto-Paz, Faculdade de Ceilândia, Universidade de Brasília (UnB), Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil)