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Research Topics

Displaying 1 - 20 out of 142 Research Topics

Inflammation and the brain, in the context of mental health and illness

Topic Editors:
Rajeev Krishnadas, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Ganesan Venkatasubramanian, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India
Jonathan Cavanagh, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Neil A. Harrison, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, United Kingdom

Mental, neurological and substance use disorders account for a significant proportion of the global burden of disease, surpassing that of cardiovascular disease and...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 26 Aug 2015

Language beyond words: the neuroscience of accent

Topic Editors:
Ignacio Moreno-Torres, University of Malaga, Spain
Peter Mariën, Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Belgium
Guadalupe Dávila, University of Málaga, Spain
Marcelo L. Berthier, University of Malaga, Spain

Language learning also implies the acquisition of a set of phonetic rules and prosodic contours which define the accent in that language. While often considered as merely...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Apr 2015

Neuroaesthetics: Neuroscience of aesthetics

Topic Editors:
Oshin Vartanian, Defence Research and Development Canada; Toronto Research Centre, Canada
Marcos Nadal, University of Vienna, Austria

There is general consensus that the publication of Gustav Theodor Fechner’s (1876) Vorschule der Aesthetik marks the birth of the field of psychological aesthetics. As a...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Mar 2015

From intentions to actions: Psychological and neural processes

Topic Editors:
PATRIZIA BISIACCHI, University of Padova, Italy
Matthias Kliegel, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Peter G. Rendell, Australian Catholic University, Australia

The concept of intentions has been central to describing and explaining human goal directed behavior. In everyday life we constantly plan, store and implement intentions....

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Sep 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Mar 2015

Neural Mechanisms of Impaired Cognitive and Emotional Functioning in Schizophrenia

Topic Editors:
Megan A. Boudewyn, University of California, Davis, USA
Tamara Swaab
Cameron S. Carter, University of California at Davis, USA

Impaired cognition in schizophrenia is a core feature of the illness that for many patients represents a “glass ceiling” for functional recovery. Strong links have been...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Aug 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Dec 2014

Rehabilitation Neuroscience: Advancing translational recovery

Topic Editors:
A M. Barrett, Kessler Foundation, USA
Guang H. Yue, Kessler Foundation Research Center, USA
Paul Van Donkelaar, University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus, Canada
Ela B. Plow, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA
Lori J. Altmann, University of Florida, USA
Tobias Loetscher, Flinders University, Australia

Neurological conditions have a tremendous adverse impact on daily life and function. However, many rehabilitation treatments are primarily inspired by learning...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Sep 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Dec 2014

Muscular synergies underlying complex upper-limb movements: from fundamental research to clinical application.

Topic Editors:
Ana Bengoetxea, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Guy Cheron, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
Paul VERBANCK, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Bernard Dan, Hôpital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Daily-life movements are complex in the sense that they have a goal, they imply the rotation of many joints with multiple degrees of freedom and they require the...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Jan 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 20 Dec 2014

Applied Neuroimaging, Neuromodulation and Neurofeedback investigations in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Topic Editors:
Robert Coben, Integrated Neuroscience Services, USA
Adam R. Clarke, University of Wollongong, Australia
Mirjam E. Kouijzer, GGz Breburg, Netherlands

The concept of neural plasticity has led to investigation into advanced techniques for altering brain activity in a therapeutic direction. This has started with...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Aug 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Nov 2014

Abstract Mathematical Cognition

Topic Editors:
Wolfgang Grodd, University Hospital Aachen (UKA), Germany
Philippe Chassy, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom

Despite the importance of mathematics in our educational systems little is known about how abstract mathematical thinking emerges. Under the uniting thread of...

Deadline for full article submission: 19 Apr 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 23 Oct 2014

Music disorders

Topic Editors:
Simone Dalla Bella, University of Montpellier 1, France
lauren Stewart, Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom

Humans are naturally musical. The majority is biologically endowed to recognize well-known songs, memorize new tunes, appreciate the masterworks of great composers, and...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Jan 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Aug 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 15 Oct 2014

Bridging the gap before and after birth: methods and technologies to explore the functional neural development in humans

Topic Editors:
Marika Berchicci, University of Rome “Foro Italico” - Rome, Italy, Italy
Silvia Comani, Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio", Italy

Early human development from late gestation to the neonatal period is a critical time in the individual’s life span. Medical issues that compromise the brain functions...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 May 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 06 Oct 2014

Neural mechanisms underlying “movement-based” embodied contemplative practices

Topic Editors:
Laura Schmalzl, University of California San Diego, USA
Catherine Kerr, Brown University, USA

The scientific study of mindfulness meditation has received increasingly growing interest over the past years within the fields of psychology, neuroscience and behavioral...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Nov 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Oct 2014

The Reasoning Brain: the interplay between cognitive neuroscience and theories of reasoning

Topic Editors:
Vinod Goel, York University, Canada
Gorka Navarrete, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Jérôme Prado, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
Ira A. Noveck, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique , France

Despite the centrality of rationality to our identity as a species (let alone the scientific endeavour), and the fact that it has been studied for several millennia, the...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Mar 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Oct 2014

The medial prefrontal cortex and integration in ASD and typical cognition

Topic Editors:
Dorit Ben Shalom, ben gurion university, Israel
Yoram S. Bonneh, University of Haifa, Israel

The field of the study of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) can be broadly divided into two equally important approaches. One focuses on etiology, and as we now know,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 22 May 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Oct 2014

Bridging the theories of affordances and limb apraxia

Topic Editors:
Antonello Pellicano, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Anna M. Borghi, University of Bologna & Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, ISTC, Rome, Italy
Ferdinand Binkofski, University of Luebeck, Germany

Limb apraxia refers to a range of higher-order motor disorders that result from acquired brain diseases affecting the performance of skilled, learned movements. ...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Mar 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Sep 2014

Perceiving and Acting in the real world: from neural activity to behavior

Topic Editors:
Simona Monaco, York University, Canada
Gavin Buckingham, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Irene Sperandio, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
J.Douglas Crawford, York University, Canada

One remarkable ability of the human brain is to process large amounts of information about our surroundings to allow us to interact effectively with them. In everyday...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 30 Sep 2014

Turning the Mind’s Eye Inward: The Interplay between Selective Attention and Working Memory

Topic Editors:
Elger Abrahamse, Ghent University, Belgium
Jean-Philippe van Dijck, Ghent University, Belgium
Steve Majerus, Université de Liège, Belgium
Wim Fias, Ghent University, Belgium

Historically, cognitive sciences have considered selective attention and working memory as largely separated cognitive functions. That is, selective attention as a...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Mar 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Aug 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 30 Sep 2014

Neurofeedback in ADHD

Topic Editors:
Hartmut Heinrich, Dept. of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Ute Strehl, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Martijn Arns, Research Institute Brainclinics, Netherlands
Aribert Rothenberger, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Tomas Ros, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Neurofeedback is an operant learning procedure where participants learn to gain self-control over specific aspects of neural activity. Thus, depending on the...

Deadline for abstract submission: 17 Jan 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 30 Sep 2014

The Safety and Efficacy of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation in Development and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Topic Editors:
Lindsay M. Oberman
Peter G. Enticott, Deakin University, Australia

Noninvasive brain stimulation (including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Transcranial Current Brain Stimulation (TCS)) can be used both experimentally and...

Deadline for abstract submission: 28 Mar 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 27 Jun 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 26 Sep 2014

Sensory impairment and its impact on the mental health of older adults (this Research Topic is cross-listed in Aging Neuroscience)

Topic Editors:
Bamini Gopinath, University of Sydney, Australia
Louise Hickson, The University of Queensland, Australia
Kaarin J. Anstey
Catherine McMahon, Macquarie University, Australia

Depression among persons aged 65 years and older is a major health problem. Visual, hearing and olfactory impairment are also common among older persons, and they often...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 May 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 25 Sep 2014

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