is a specialty section of Frontiers in Neuroscience and Frontiers in Psychology.
The section aims at publishing important theoretical and empirical contributions to the understanding of animal and human decision making. Decision Neuroscience
is the convergence of neuroscience and decision sciences, such as psychology, economics and statistics. It spans a large range of sub-disciplines including, among others, animal neurophysiology, computational neuroscience, affective science, behavioral neuroscience, social neuroscience, game theory, behavioral decision making, behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, neurology and psychiatry. All of these sub-disciplines investigate how decision makers acquire perceptual or other information about decision options in a social or non-social context, and further process this information to obtain different kinds of rewards. Over the last 10 years, decision neuroscience has been growing at an exponential rate. We will provide a forum for research spanning all areas of decision neuroscience in all animal species, including humans, using a research approach such as 1) behavioral, brain stimulation, functional neuroimaging, EEG, MEG, neurobiological and pharmacological experiments; and 2) lesion, structural neuroimaging, genetic and computational studies.
welcomes submissions of the following tier 1 articles
: Book Review, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Decision Neuroscience
, where they are peer reviewed by the associate and review editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Decision Neuroscience
will be subject to the Frontiers evaluation system
after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a prestigious Frontiers Focused Review
- a tier 2 article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering
". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Neuroscience and Psychology.