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Research Topics

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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: 30 Apr 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Oct 2014

Impact of Context on Category-Learning

Topic Editors:
Rubi Hammer, Northwestern University, USA
Vladimir Sloutsky, The Ohio State University, USA

Category-Learning (CL) is a cognitive process allowing to acquire, based on few experiences, generalized and abstracted mental representations of objects or events. Being...

Deadline for abstract submission: 16 Jun 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 27 Oct 2014

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...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 May 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 29 Sep 2014

Neuroimaging and Neuropsychology of Meditation states

Topic Editors:
Barbara Tomasino, University of Udine, Italy
Franco Fabbro, University of Udine (Italy), Italy

One way of training cognitive functions and triggering plasticity can be through exercising meditation (Barinaga, 2003; Knight, 2004). Accordingly, it has been shown that...

Deadline for abstract submission: 27 Jun 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 26 Sep 2014

Is Conflict Adaptation an Illusion?

Topic Editors:
James R. Schmidt, Ghent University, Belgium
Wim Notebaert, Ghent University, Belgium
Eva Van Den Bussche, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Conflict adaptation theory is one of the most popular theories in cognitive psychology. The theory argues that participants strategically modulate attention away from...

Deadline for abstract submission: 13 Feb 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Jul 2014

Does the quest for endophenotypes lead us to the cause for comorbidities in learning disorders?

Topic Editors:
Vitor Geraldi Haase, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Guilherme Wood, Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, Austria
Annelise Júlio-Costa, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

There is recent controversy created around the nosological diagnosis of learning disorders (LD). Part of the controversy is created by the absence of biological markers....

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2014

Causal discovery and generalization

Topic Editors:
Mimi Liljeholm, University of California, Irvine, USA
Marc J. Buehner, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

The fundamental problem of how causal relationships can be induced from noncausal observations has been pondered by philosophers for centuries, is at the heart of...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Mar 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2014

The role of the distinctions between identification/production and perceptual/conceptual processes in implicit memory: Findings from cognitive psychology, neuroscience and neuropsychology

Topic Editors:
Pietro Spataro, Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Psychology, Italy
Matthew W. Prull, Whitman College, USA

The distinction between identification and production processes posits that the amount of attentional resources required by implicit memory tasks during the encoding...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Mar 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2014

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 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 25 May 2014

Theories of Visual Attention - linking cognition, neuropsychology, and neurophysiology

Topic Editors:
Søren Kyllingsbæk, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Claus Bundesen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Signe A. Vangkilde, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Neural Theory of Visual Attention of Bundesen, Habekost, and Kyllingsbæk (2005) was proposed as a neural interpretation of Bundesen’s (1990) theory of visual...

Deadline for full article submission: 01 May 2014

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, Tilburg University, 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: 01 Oct 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 2014

Psychological perspectives on expertise

Topic Editors:
Guillermo Campitelli, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Michael H. Connors, Macquarie University, Australia
Merim Bilalic, Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria
David Z. Hambrick, Michigan State University, USA

Experts are persons who are very knowledgeable about or skilful in a particular area. The aim of this Research Topic is to advance knowledge in the understanding of the...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 2014

What you did is what you’ll do: the role of implicit visual memory in search behavior

Topic Editors:
Dominique Lamy, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Hermann J. Mueller, University of Munich, Germany

Our behaviors, from simple to complex ones, are heavily influenced by past experience. Recently, implicit visual memory mechanisms have been shown to largely contribute...

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.

The cognitive and neural bases of human tool use

Topic Editors:
François Osiurak, Université de Lyon, France
Cristina Massen, Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Germany

Humans are not unique in using tools. But human tool use differs from that known to occur in nonhumans in being very frequent, spontaneous, and diversified. So a...

Submission Closed.

Lateralization and cognitive systems

Topic Editors:
Sebastian Ocklenburg, University of Bergen, Norway
Christian Beste, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany
Onur Gunturkun, Ruhr­University Bochum, Germany
Marco Hirnstein, University of Bergen, Norway

Left-right asymmetries of structure and function are a common organization principle in the brains of humans and non-human vertebrates alike. While there are inherently...

Submission Closed.

Reduction of Environmental Distraction to Facilitate Cognitive Performance

Topic Editors:
Annelies Vredeveldt, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Timothy J. Perfect, Plymouth University, United Kingdom

When faced with a difficult task, people often look at the sky or close their eyes. This behavior is functional: the reduction of distractions in the environment can...

Submission Closed.

Video Games as Tools to Achieve Insight into Cognitive Processes

Topic Editors:
Walter R. Boot, Florida State University, USA

Though traditionally designed for entertainment, video games are being used more and more by psychologists to understand topics such as skill acquisition, cognitive...

Submission Closed.

Lifespan perspectives on implicit and explicit learning

Topic Editors:
Vinciane Gaillard, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Axel Cleeremans, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Learning is a central feature of human cognition. It shapes many aspects of our daily life, from birth to death. Most of who we are is determined by learned facts and...

Submission Closed.

Perception of visual advertising in different media: from attention to distraction, persuasion, preference and memory

Topic Editors:
Jaana Simola, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jukka Hyönä, University of Turku, Finland
Jarmo Kuisma, Aalto University School of Business (department of marketing), Finland

This Research Topic aims to showcase the state of the art in visual advertising research. Although visual processes are a central component of consumer behavior, they...

Submission Closed.

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