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Research Topics

Displaying 1 - 20 out of 54 Research Topics

Stress and cognition

Topic Editors:
Jianhui Wu, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jin Yan, The Second Military Medical University, China

In response to stress, the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis are activated and stress-sensitive mediators are secreted....

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Aug 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 28 Feb 2016

Submission Open.

The aging decision-maker: Advances in understanding the impact of cognitive change on decision-making

Topic Editors:
Mandeep K. Dhami, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Emma V. Ward, Middlesex University, United Kingdom

Note: The deadline for abstract submission has now passed, but we welcome new manuscript submissions on or before the 18th December 2015. Please contact the Topic Editors...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Apr 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 18 Dec 2015

Submission Open.

Chunks and retrieval structures: grasping the big picture through different viewpoints

Topic Editors:
Alessandro Guida, University of Rennes 2, France
Benoit Lemaire, University of Grenoble, France, France
Fabien Mathy, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France, France
Serge NICOLAS, Université Paris Descartes, France
Sophie Portrat, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France

Psychological concepts most often remain confined within domains of research or within communities, which has the advantage of narrowing down the meaning of these...

Deadline for abstract submission: 22 Apr 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Jul 2015

Submission Open.

Quantum Structures in Cognitive and Social Science

Topic Editors:
Diederik Aerts, Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies, Brussels Free University, Belgium
Jan Broekaert, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Liane Gabora, University of British Columbia, Canada
Sandro Sozzo, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Traditional approaches to cognitive psychology correspond with a classical view of logic and probability theory. More specifically, one typically assumes that cognitive...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2015

Submission Open.

Creativity and Mental Imagery

Topic Editors:
Cecilia Guariglia, Department of Psychology University Sapienza Rome, Italy
Massimiliano Palmiero, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Laura Piccardi, Life, Health and Environmental Science Department, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Liana Palermo, Aston University, UK
Raffaella Nori, Università di Bologna, Dipartimento di Psicologia, Italy
Carola Salvi, Northwesten University, USA

Creativity is one of the most mysterious and controversial topic in Cognitive Psychology. Nevertheless, it is important at both individual, social and cultural level,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Feb 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2015

Submission Open.

Mathematical and statistics anxiety: Educational, social, developmental and cognitive perspectives

Topic Editors:
Kinga Morsanyi, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Irene C. Mammarella, University of Padova, Italy
Denes Szucs, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Carlo Tomasetto, University of Bologna, Italy
Caterina Primi, Neurofarba - Section of Psychology, University of Florence, Italy
Erin A. Maloney, University of Chicago, USA

Mathematical anxiety is a feeling of tension, apprehension or fear which arises when a person is faced with mathematical content. The negative consequences of...

Deadline for abstract submission: 05 Mar 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 26 Jun 2015

Submission Open.

Associations between personality and music: Aptitude, training, and preferences

Topic Editors:
Franziska Degé, Justus-Liebig-University, Germany
E. Glenn Schellenberg, University of Toronto, Canada

Music engages people everywhere and has done so throughout history. Thirty thousand years ago, music played an important role in the lives of Neanderthals, and music...

Deadline for abstract submission: 28 Feb 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 31 May 2015

Submission Open.

Hand and Touch: Evolution, Ability and Preference

Topic Editors:
Miriam Ittyerah, Institute of Communicative and Cognitive Neurosciences, India
Jacqueline Fagard, University Paris Descartes - CNRS, France

Comparing hand preference across manual functions, species and age, is one way to understand the evolution of handedness. Although non-human primates, and to a certain...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 May 2015

Submission Open.

Mechanisms of well-adjusted and disordered self-soothing: From Oxytocin and Thermo-Regulation to Addiction and Emotional Coping

Topic Editors:
Mattie Tops, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hans IJzerman, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Femke Buisman-Pijlman, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Sander Koole, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

Various psychiatric disorders are associated with dysfunctional patterns in self-soothing and comforting behaviors. For instance, atypical depression and binge eating...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Mar 2015

Extended deadline for full article submission: 20 May 2015

Submission Open.

Reaching to grasp cognition: analyzing motor behaviour to investigate social interactions

Topic Editors:
Claudia Gianelli, University of Potsdam, Germany
Maurizio Gentilucci, University of Parma, Italy

How humans plan and execute their actions has always been a fascinating topic for neuroscience and psychology. In particular, kinematics studies have contributed to...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Sep 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Feb 2015

Extended deadline for full article submission: 13 May 2015

Submission Open.

Music Cognition

Topic Editors:
Leonid Perlovsky, Harvard University and Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Eduardo Coutinho, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Robin W. Wilkins, Joint School for Nanosciecne and Nanoengineering Gateway MRI Center , USA

Music, its power over us, its functions in cognition and behaviour, its origins and evolution remain a scientific mystery. 2400 years ago Aristotle asked, “why music,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Mar 2015

Extended deadline for full article submission: 01 May 2015

Submission Open.

The Temporal Dynamics of Cognitive Processing

Topic Editors:
Timothy M. Ellmore, The City College of New York, USA
Peter F. Dominey, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
John Magnotti, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA

Cognition plays out over multiple time scales, but since the brain itself is a complex nonlinear system, cognitive processing does not often proceed linearly. From the...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Mar 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 01 May 2015

Submission Open.

Reading faces and bodies: behavioural and neural processes underlying the understanding of, and interaction with, others

Topic Editors:
Paola Ricciardelli
Andrew§ P. Bayliss, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Rossana Actis-Grosso, Università degli Studi Milano - Bicocca, Italy

The ability of individuals to understand other people as beings who, like themselves, have intentional and mental states is fundamental to adapt to, and navigate in our...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 2015

Submission Open.

Language, Cognition and Gender

Topic Editors:
Jane Oakhill, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Sabine Sczesny, University of Bern, Switzerland
Alan Garnham, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Lisa Von Stockhausen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Gender inequality is still an issue of high relevance in society. Previous research indicates that language contributes to gender inequality in various ways:...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 2015

Submission Open.

Adaptive hot cognition: How emotion drives information processing and cognition steers affective processing

Topic Editors:
Mariska E. Kret, University of amsterdam, Netherlands
Bruno R. Bocanegra, Leiden University, Netherlands

Influential theories have argued that affective processing is fundamentally different from cognitive processing. Others have suggested that theoretical boundaries between...

Deadline for abstract submission: 13 Mar 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 27 Apr 2015

Submission Open.

Improving Bayesian Reasoning: What Works and Why?

Topic Editors:
Gorka Navarrete, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
David R. Mandel, DRDC, Toronto Research Centre, Canada

We confess that the first part of our title is somewhat of a misnomer. Bayesian reasoning is a normative approach to probabilistic belief revision and, as such, it is in...

Submission Closed.

Toward the Biofunctional Embodiment of Understanding

Topic Editors:
Asghar Iran-Nejad, University of Alabama, USA
Franco Zengaro, Delta State University , USA

Like the nonembodied cognitive science of the 1970s, today’s mushrooming embodied cognition has entered the phase of widespread controversy. A close look at the...

Submission Closed.

Multisensory integration: Brain, body, and the world

Topic Editors:
Magda L. Dumitru, Macquarie University, Australia
Achille Pasqualotto
Andriy Myachykov, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Behaviour, language, and reasoning are expressions of brain functions par excellence; yet the brain can only draw on sensory modalities to gather information on the rest...

Submission Closed.

Dynamic of sensori-motor interactions in embodied cognition

Topic Editors:
Guillaume T. Vallet, Centre de recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Canada
Benoit Riou, Université Lyon 2, Laboratoire EMC, France
Lionel Brunel, Université Paul Valery, France
Nicolas Vermeulen, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Psychological Sciences Research Institute (IPSY), Belgium

We interact with our environment through perception and action. Perception is based on sensory components while actions are based on motor components. It is commonly...

Submission Closed.

Replication Attempts of Important Results in the Study of Cognition.

Topic Editors:
Rolf A. Zwaan, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rene Zeelenberg, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

A signature strength of science is that the evidence is reproducible. However, direct replications rarely appear in psychology journals because standard incentives...

Submission Closed.

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