Special Issue "Exercise for Brain Health in Autism: A Promising Direction"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: skeletal muscle physiology; sensorimotor properties; flexible skeletal muscles; brain cognitive functions
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This research topic, “Exercise for Brain Health in Autism: A Promising Direction”, determines the link between recreational activity, rehabilitation, brain activity, and cognitive training in the population with autism spectrum disorders.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Recreational activity as a benefit for brain health in the population with autism spectrum disorders;
Optimization of rehabilitation process by:
- Investigating cognitive functions and brain activity;
- Investigating muscle and tendon mechanical (viscoelastic), morphological, and architectonic properties.
Dr. Adam Kawczynski
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- Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)
- Brain activity in ASD population
- Cognitive functions in ASD population
- Muscle and tendons in ASD population
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Title: Working memory improvements as the effect of transcranial direct stimulation in children with autism spectrum disorder
Authors: Małgorzata Smoter 1; Anna Wiatrowska 2; Sebastian Klich 3; Martyna Kumorek 3; Jun Yan 4; Biye Wang 4,5; Wei Guo 4,5; Aiguo Chen 4,6
Affiliation: 1 Gdańsk Academy of Physical Education and Sport, 80-001 Gdańsk, Poland; [email protected] 2 Wrocław University, Faculty of Psychology, Wrocław, Poland; [email protected] 3 Department of Paralympic Sport, University School of Physical Education in Wrocław, 51-617 Wrocław, Poland; [email protected]; [email protected] 4 College of Physical Education, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China; [email protected] (W.G.); [email protected] (B.W.); [email protected] (A.C) 5 Institute of Sports, Exercise and Brain, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225000, China 6 Chinese—Polish Laboratory on Sport and Brain Science, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China
Abstract: Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on the working memory improvements in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Methods: Fifteen (12 males and 3 females) children with low-function autism were enrolled, (age: 7.8 ± 2.1 years) from Diagnostic and Rehabilitation center Promyk Słońca in Wrocław (Poland) received 10 days tDCS treatment. Results: The analysis of the working memory test have shown a significant increase of points after 10 days following tDCS intervention. Furthermore, the visual working memory test increased significant after 5 days following tDCS. Conclusions: Our study using tDCS therapy provides important information about the influence of tDCS on working memory. Presented results has implications for design of the rehabilitation process.