Richard Carson
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    Research Interests

    My research focuses upon the development of novel approaches to the amelioration of age-related cognitive and behavioural dysfunction. In this context, a pivotal role is ascribed to methods and applications that optimise the utilisation of adaptive brain plasticity. Much of my current clinical and pre-clinical research has a specific emphasis upon the neuro-rehabilitation of stroke survivors. I am involved in the development and clinical evaluation of a number of novel, targeted non-pharmacological rehabilitation interventions. Another current area of enquiry is the scientific basis of interventions that may be used harness brain plasticity during periods of limb immobilisation, with the aim of maintaining functional capacity in older persons who have sustained injuries as a result of a fall.


    PSY2064 Perception and Psychobiology


    Journal of Motor Behavior: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Movement Neuroscience -

    published by Taylor and Francis, London

    Editor Emeritus 

    Human Movement Science - published by Elsevier, Amsterdam.

    Associate Editor (August 1995 and continuing)

    Acta Psychologica - published by Elsevier, Amsterdam.

    Editorial Board Member (January 2006 and continuing) 

    Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology

    Review Editor (February 2013 and continuing)


    Fellow of Trinity College Dublin

    Vice-President International Society of Motor Control (July 2011 – July 2015)

    Frequent Journals

    • Experimental Brain Research

      ISSNs: 0014-4819

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1432-1106

      Springer Verlag

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.95 SJR 0.899 SNIP 0.865



      ISSNs: 0022-2895


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.38 SJR 0.518 SNIP 0.746


    • Human Movement Science

      ISSNs: 0167-9457


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.34 SJR 0.824 SNIP 1.235


    • Journal of Physiology

      ISSNs: 0022-3751

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-7793


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.54 SJR 1.994 SNIP 1.14


    • Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

      ISSNs: 1662-5161

      Frontiers Media S.A.

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.96 SJR 1.284 SNIP 1.101


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