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Author Torres, Elizabeth B., author

Title Objective biometric methods for the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders / Elizabeth B. Torres
Published London, United Kingdom : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2018]
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Contents Front Cover; Objective Biometric Methods for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Nervous System Disorders; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; 1 The Closed Feedback Loops Between the Peripheral and the Central Nervous Systems, the Principle of Reafference and Its Co ... ; Part I: Searching for Volition While in a Comma State; Serendipitous Encounters; From Spontaneous Random Noise to Well-Structured Signals; The Micro-Movements Perspective; Distinguishing Deliberateness From Spontaneity in Kinematics Signals; From Volition to the Path of Rehabilitation; Revisiting the Principle of Reafference
Anchors of Known Etiology and Longitudinal Dynamic DiagnosesMind the Gap: Behavior is Much More Than Mouse Clicks; Science Meets Technology Transfer and Commercialization; Parameterizing Changes in the Nervous Systems in Near Real Time; Part II: Physiological Signals Underlying Cognitive Decisions; Designing Appropriate Cognitive-Motor Tasks; Motor Research With Children is More Challenging so it Requires New Methods; Increase in Cognitive Loads Induces Adaptive Motor Learning; Adaptive Motor Learning Helps Decision Accuracy; Sensing Through Movement: When not all Noise is Created Equal
Dissecting Simulation TheoryHow Do I Know It's Me Moving My Own Body With Agency?; A Different Paradigm to Study Decision-Making; Blindly Predicting the Task From the Performance Variability; Some Additional Thoughts; Part II: A Small Pedagogical Parenthesis About Taking Motor Control to the Classroom in a Do-It-Yourself Setting; Physical Movement Kinematics as a Window Into Mental Decisions; Where to Go With This?; Self-Supervision: Distinguishing My Self-Generated Kinesthetic Noise From Extraneous Noise; Self-Discovering Cause and Effect: Autonomy From the Bottom-Up
Part II: Physical Growth and Neurodevelopment in NeonatesSome Detective Work; The USC Baby Data; The Pre-Labeled Data Showed Differences in the Rates of Anatomical Increment Across the Babies; Data-Driven Approach; Scale-Free Relation Between Two Nonlinear and Non-Gaussian Processes of a Complex System; Conclusions; Appendix-First-Order Stochastic Rule; References; 2 Critical Ingredients for Proper Social Interactions: Rethinking the Mirror Neuron System Theory; Part I; The Human Mirror Neuron Systems; Mirror Neuron Systems Without Reafferent Codes; Rethinking Simulation Theory
The Bridge Between Mental Intent and Physical VolitionHabilitation and Enhancement of Volition to Evoke Vocalization; References; 3 The Case of Autism Spectrum Disorders: When One Cannot Properly Feel the Body and Its Motions From the Start of Life; Part I: How do you Measure Autism?; Measuring ASD Objectively, That is; One Plain Random Process in Nature vs Many Running in Tandem Within Interconnected Systems Poised to Develop Intelligence; An AHA! Moment; Empirically Driven Ideas Inspired on Biorhythms' Statistics; Back to the Drawing Board?
Summary Objective Biometric Methods for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Nervous System Disorders provides a new and unifying methodological framework, introducing new objective biometrics to characterize patterns of sensory motor control underlying symptoms. Its goal is to radically transform the ways in which disorders of the nervous system are currently diagnosed, tracked, researched and treated.ïŽThis bookïŽintroduces new ways to bring the laboratory to the clinical setting, to schools and to settings of occupational and physical therapy. Ready-to-use, graphic user interfaces are introduced to provide outcome measures from wearable sensors that automatically assess in near real time the effectiveness of interventions. Lastly, examples of how the new framework has been effectively utilized in the context of clinical trials are provided
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biometry
Nervous system -- Diagnosis
Nervous system -- Treatment
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Nervous system -- Diagnosis.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0128041188 (electronic bk.)
9780128041185 (electronic bk.)