Given the success of the previous edition
of this Research Topic, we are pleased to announce the release of its second volume.
Age-related changes can concurrently affect cognitive, motor, and sensory functioning and their interactions. For instance, age-related unisensory impairments have been linked to slower gait, functional mobility decline, increased risks of falls and reduced quality of life. Additionally, balance impairments have been associated with inefficient interactions between musculoskeletal and sensory systems which are often compromised in aging. Lastly, inefficient multisensory integration processes have been linked to increased falls, worse balance, slower gait, and increased cognitive impairments. Consequently, the successful interaction among sensory, motor and cognitive systems are an integral aspect for everyday life activities, which commonly deteriorate with age.
The main objective of the second volume of this Research Topic is to continue to collectively consider the intersection of cognitive, motor, and sensory aging (healthy or impaired/diseased) and the implications of these interactions to functional outcomes (e.g., clinical, mobility, communication, socialization, etc.). It is expected that contributions will consider functionality of more than one system (e.g., sensory, motor, and/or cognitive).
1) examine the intersection of multiple systems (cognitive, motor, and/or sensory) in healthy older adults
2) discuss the implications of such systemic integration on age-related functional outcomes
3) showcase differential integration across cognitive, motor, and sensory systems in pathological (i.e., neurodegenerative) disorders
4) shed light on potential brain mechanisms underlying the interactions among cognitive, motor, and sensory systems.