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Research Topics

Displaying 1 - 20 out of 46 Research Topics

Brain-behavior-computation-cognition: Convergent methods to understanding the human mind

Topic Editors:
Tiffany C. Ho, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Martin P. Paulus, University of California San Diego, USA
Katia M. Harlé, University of California, San Diego, USA

Delineating the basic psychosocial and neurobiological processes of human cognition has been the principal goal of cognitive scientists throughout the past decades....

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Aug 2015

Submission Open.

Dishonest behavior: From theory to practice

Topic Editors:
Guy Hochman, Duke University, USA
Shahar Ayal, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel
Dan Ariely, Duke University, USA

The rapidly growing field of behavioral ethics shows that dishonest acts are highly prevalent in all walks of life, from corruption among politicians through flagrant...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2015

Submission Open.

Embodied space and bodily self-consciousness in art and architecture

Topic Editors:
Olaf Blanke, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Isabella Pasqualini, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Andrea Serino, University of Bologna, Italy

Visual, visuo-motor, multisensory and topographical aspects of extra-personal space are processed in reference to the body. However, it remains an unanswered question how...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2015

Submission Open.

Brain Oscillations and Predictive Coding in the Context of Different Conscious States and Sleep-Wake Cycle: Implications for Decision Making and Psychopathology

Topic Editors:
Roumen Kirov, Institute of Neurobiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Predictive coding (PC) is a neurocognitive concept, according to which, the brain processes not the whole external information, but only residual errors emerging from...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Feb 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 30 May 2015

Submission Open.

Prefrontal cortical areas linked to cognitive function - do we have it all tied down?

Topic Editors:
Anita Must, University of Szeged, Hungary
Zoltan Janka, Department of Psychiatry, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary, Hungary

The interest in structure and function of the prefrontal cortex as a key of high-order human cognitive mechanisms is not diminishing at least since the famous case of...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 29 May 2015

Submission Open.

Affective sciences through the chemical senses

Topic Editors:
Géraldine Coppin, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Germany
Valentina Parma, Monell Chemical Senses Center, USA
Bettina M. Pause, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

In people’s minds, smells, flavors and affective phenomena are perceived as closely linked. But is it genuinely the case? The scientific study of this question is a...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 May 2015

Submission Open.

Ecological perspectives on human cognition: how does language constrain it?

Topic Editors:
Alexander V. Kravchenko, Baikal National University of Economics and Law, Russia
Vincenzo Raimondi, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), France

Over the past few decades cognitive science has witnessed a paradigmatic shift from cognitivism of the mainstream, with its belief in the disembodied mind whose function...

Deadline for abstract submission: 09 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 01 May 2015

Submission Open.

Deception, honesty, and cognitive load: Is lying always more effortful than truth telling?

Topic Editors:
Jeffrey J. Walczyk, Louisiana Tech University, USA
Steven A. Mccornack, michigan state university, USA

Deception scholars long have assumed that lying is inherently more cognitively demanding than truth telling. In fact, many past and present deception theories and...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 2015

Submission Open.

When (and how) Theory of Mind is useful? Evidences from research in the life-span.

Topic Editors:
Francesca Baglio, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Italy
ANTONELLA MARCHETTI, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Theory of Mind (ToM) or mentalization is the ability to understand and foresee the behavior referring to one’s own and others’ mental states (Premack & Woodruff, 1978;...

Deadline for abstract submission: 20 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 02 Mar 2015

Submission Open.

Functional relevance and representation of 3D space

Topic Editors:
Patrick Bourke, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Daniel Wenman, The University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

Our cognitive representations of 3D space have evolved to allow us to interact with objects that are relevant to us. In the space close to us, this must be good enough to...

Deadline for abstract submission: 29 Sep 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 27 Feb 2015

Submission Open.

Understanding social signals: how do we recognise the intentions of others?

Topic Editors:
Jan P. De Ruiter
Sebastian Loth, Universität Bielefeld, Germany

Powerful and economic sensors such as high definition cameras and corresponding recognition software have become readily available, e.g. for face and motion recognition....

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Feb 2015

Submission Open.

Surprising Events and Attention

Topic Editors:
Christopher L. Asplund, Yale-NUS College, Singapore
Nicholas Hon, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Attention can be deployed on the basis of internal goals and motivations, but it can also be captured by external stimuli in a bottom-up fashion. One of the enduring...

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 31 Jan 2015

Submission Open.

Non invasive stimulation techniques: "Modulating cognition"

Topic Editors:
Olga Lucía Gamboa Arana, Department of Neurology - Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Adaptability is an intrinsic characteristic of the human brain, thus, its behaviour modifies according to the different perceived inputs (being these either external or...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Mar 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Oct 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 31 Jan 2015

Submission Open.

Ambiguity Tolerance and Individual Variation in Reaction to Information Quality

Topic Editors:
David L. McLain, State University of New York at Oswego, USA

Frontiers in Cognitive Science is soliciting contributions to a series of papers concerning the study of ambiguity tolerance. Since it was first described in a 1948...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Jan 2015

Submission Open.

Perception, Action, and Cognition

Topic Editors:
Snehlata Jaswal, Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, India

Even as simple a task as quenching thirst with a glass of water involves a sequence of perceptions and actions woven together by expectations and experience. What are the...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jan 2015

Submission Open.

The Uncanny Valley Hypothesis and beyond.

Topic Editors:
Marcus Cheetham, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Ayse Pinar Saygin, University of California, San Diego, USA

A field of theory and research is evolving around the question highlighted in the Uncanny Valley Hypothesis: How does high realism in anthropomorphic design influence...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Jan 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Jun 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 12 Jan 2015

Submission Open.

Neuro-education and neuro-rehabilitation

Topic Editors:
Mireille Besson, CNRS,Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives de la Meditarranée, France
Julie Chobert, CNRS, France
Eduardo Martínez-Montes, Cuban Neuroscience Center, Cuba

In the last decade, important discoveries have been made in cognitive neuroscience regarding brain plasticity and learning such as the mirror neurons system and the...

Deadline for abstract submission: 20 Jul 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Aug 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 10 Jan 2015

Submission Open.

Nature and Environment: The psychology of its benefits and its protection

Topic Editors:
Marc G. Berman, The University of Chicago, USA

Our Research Topic section entitled: "Nature and the environment: The psychology of its benefits and its protection" will have two main lines. The first line of...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Oct 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Aug 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 10 Jan 2015

Submission Open.

Frontiers in the Acquisition of Literacy

Topic Editors:
Claire M. Fletcher-Flinn, University of Otago, New Zealand

Learning to read, and to spell are two of the most important cultural skills that must be acquired by children, and for that matter, anyone learning a second language. ...

Deadline for abstract submission: 20 Feb 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 28 May 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 05 Jan 2015

Submission Open.

Social cognition, motivation, and interaction: How do people respond to threats in social interactions?

Topic Editors:
Eva Jonas, University of Salzburg, Austria
Christina Steindl, University of Salzburg, Austria

If we want to understand people’s responses to threats in social interactions we can distinguish between three levels of analysis: On a social level of analysis we...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 May 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 02 Nov 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 05 Jan 2015

Submission Open.

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