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Research Topics

Displaying 1 - 20 out of 39 Research Topics

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 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2015

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

Topic Editors:
Jeffrey J. Walczyk, Louisiana Tech 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

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: 01 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 02 Mar 2015

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

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: 31 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Dec 2014

Inner experiences: Theory, measurement, frequency, content, and functions

Topic Editors:
Alain Morin, Mount Royal University, Canada

One fundamental topic of scientific inquiry in psychology is the study of what William James called the “stream of consciousness”, our ongoing experience of the world and...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Jul 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Nov 2014

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 can...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 May 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Oct 2014

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: 01 Oct 2014

The role of awareness in statistical learning: conceptual and methodological issues

Topic Editors:
Ana Franco, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Arnaud Destrebecqz, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

The term statistical learning (SL) designates the ability of 8 m.o. infants to identify the "words" embedded in a continuous stream of syllables. This phenomenon closely...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Nov 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Oct 2014

Ambiguity Tolerance and Individual Variation in Reaction to Information Quality

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

Ambiguity tolerance is one of many individual differences that describe variations in response to incomplete or difficult-to-interpret information. These individual...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Apr 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Sep 2014

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

Non invasive stimulation techniques: "Modulating cognition"

Topic Editors:
Olga Lucía Gamboa Arana, Department of Neurology - Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Vera Moliadze, Goethe-University of 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 Aug 2014

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: 15 Aug 2014

Diversity and universality in causal cognition

Topic Editors:
Sieghard Beller, University of Bergen, Norway
Andrea Bender, University of Bergen, Norway
Michael R. Waldmann, University of Göttingen, Germany

Causality is one of the core concepts in any attempt to make sense of the world, and the explanations people come up with shape their judgments, emotions, intentions and...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Feb 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Aug 2014

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

Topic Editors:
Marc G. Berman, The University of South Carolina, 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 Apr 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 01 Aug 2014

Towards an embodied science of intersubjectivity: Widening the scope of social understanding research

Topic Editors:
Ezequiel A. Di Paolo, Ikerbasque - Basque Foundation for Science, Spain
Hanne De Jaegher, University of the Basque Country, Spain

An important amount of research effort in psychology and neuroscience over the past decades has focused on the problem of social cognition. This problem is understood as...

Deadline for abstract submission: 17 Jan 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 26 Jul 2014

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. ...

Submission Closed.

Beyond the body? The Future of Embodied Cognition

Topic Editors:
Guy Dove, University of Louisville, USA

Embodied cognition represents one of most important research programs in contemporary cognitive science. Although there is a diversity of opinion concerning the nature of...

Submission Closed.

Dynamic control of representations in visual working memory

Topic Editors:
Jun Saiki, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan
Keisuke Fukuda, Vanderbilt University, USA

Visual working memory (VWM) allows us to actively maintain limited amount of visual information so that we can act upon them. Thanks to this ability, we are capable of...

Submission Closed.

Common and Distinctive Mechanisms in Memory, Reasoning, and Categorization

Topic Editors:
BRETT HAYES, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Evan Heit, University of California, Merced, USA
Caren Rotello, University of Massachusetts, USA

Traditionally, memory, reasoning and categorization have been treated as separate components of human cognition. Each has been studied with distinct paradigms that have...

Submission Closed.

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