A knowledge map analysis of brain biomechanics: Current evidence and future directions

Faezeh Eskandari, Mehdi Shafieian, Mohammad M. Aghdam, Kaveh Laksari

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Abstract

Although brain, one of the most complex organs in the mammalian body, has been subjected to many studies from physiological and pathological points of view, there remain significant gaps in the available knowledge regarding its biomechanics. This article reviews the research trends in brain biomechanics with a focus on injury. We used published scientific articles indexed by Web of Science database over the past 40 years and tried to address the gaps that still exist in this field. We analyzed the data using VOSviewer, which is a software tool designed for scientometric studies. The results of this study showed that the response of brain tissue to external forces has been one of the significant research topics among biomechanicians. These studies have addressed the effects of mechanical forces on the brain and mechanisms of traumatic brain injury, as well as characterized changes in tissue behavior under trauma and other neurological diseases to provide new diagnostic and monitoring methods. In this study, some challenges in the field of brain injury biomechanics have been identified and new directions toward understanding the gaps in this field are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number105000
JournalClinical Biomechanics
Volume75
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020

Keywords

  • Brain biomechanics
  • Mechanical properties
  • Neurological diseases
  • Research trends
  • Traumatic injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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