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Research Topics

Displaying 1 - 20 out of 93 Research Topics

Music and disorders of consciousness: emerging research, practice and theory

Topic Editors:
Wendy L. Magee, Temple University, USA
Barbara Tillmann, CNRS, France
Fabien Perrin
Caroline Schnakers, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Music processing in patients with disorders of consciousness has been an emergent field of interest for over 30 years, spanning the disciplines of neuroscience, medicine,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Aug 2015

Scents that matter - from olfactory stimuli to genes, behaviors and beyond

Topic Editors:
Markus Fendt, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Yasushi Kiyokawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Thomas Endres, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany

In mammals, olfactory stimuli can induce numerous of adaptive behaviors, such as fear, aggression and mating, which are conserved across species and critical for the...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 May 2015

The agony of Ecstasy/MDMA; health, neurocognitive and behavioural outcomes of MDMA use

Topic Editors:
Luke A. Downey, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Con Stough, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or "ecstasy" is a widely used illicit drug thought to enhance positive emotions and cause feelings of euphoria in humans. The...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 May 2015

Enabling technologies for very large-scale synaptic electronics

Topic Editors:
Themis Prodromakis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Alexantrou Serb, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

An important part of the colossal effort associated with the understanding of the brain involves using electronics hardware technology in order to reproduce biological...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Feb 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 25 May 2015

Neuropharmacology of drug reward: Implications for drug addiction

Topic Editors:
George Panagis, University of Crete, Greece
Styliani Vlachou, Dublin City University, Ireland

Evidence from basic and clinical research in the last few decades indicates a major role of reward processes in drug addiction. Numerous studies implicate changes in the...

Deadline for abstract submission: 12 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 May 2015

Paradigm Shifts in Neuroscience

Topic Editors:
Mikhail Lebedev, Duke University, USA

Neuroscience, like science in general, advances through paradigm shifts that fundamentally change theories, approaches and methods. To name a few, Hebbian learning,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Apr 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 01 May 2015

Glial cells and inflammation: the fine intersection to initiation and progression of neuronal damage

Topic Editors:
Astrid E. Cardona, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Communication between the central nervous system and the immune system involves a complex network of bidirectional communication. The functions of astrocytes,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 2015

Neuroimaging of Human Autonomic Control

Topic Editors:
Vaughan G. Macefield, University of Western Sydney, Australia

While the autonomic nervous system, by definition, operates in a largely automatic (homeostatic) mode, there is no doubt that the brain can exert higher-order control....

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 2015

Interstitial cells of Cajal and the autonomic nervous systems

Topic Editors:
Jan D. Huizinga, McMaster University, Canada
Gerard Sergeant, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Grant W. Hennig, University of Nevada Reno, USA
INSUK SO, Department of Physiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea (South)

Research topic Frontiers in Neuroscience Interstitial cells of Cajal and the autonomic nervous systems The focus of this research topic is...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 25 Apr 2015

Functional and structural changes in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Topic Editors:
Fernando Maestú, complutense university, Spain
Maria Eugenia López, Centre for Biomedical Technology, Spain
Ricardo Bajo, Laboratory of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience (UCM-UPM). Centre for Biomedical Technology (CTB). , Spain

Dementia is one of the neurodegenerative diseases that produce the greater disability and dependency in the elderly population worldwide. It is estimated that 60-70% of...

Deadline for abstract submission: 14 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 14 Apr 2015

Dialogues in music therapy and music neuroscience: collaborative understanding driving clinical advances

Topic Editors:
Jorg C. Fachner, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
Julian O'Kelly, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, United Kingdom
Mari Tervaniemi, Institute for Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

Music is a complex, dynamic stimulus with an un-paralleled ability to stimulate a global network of neural activity involved in attention, emotion, memory, communication,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Apr 2015

From neurostimulation to neurocontrol: Advances and challenges in adapting control theory to the brain

Topic Editors:
Jason Ritt, Boston University, USA
Daniel W. Moran
ShiNung Ching, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

We have an ever-expanding array of tools that alter neural activity, but do we know how to use them? Control goes beyond stimulation by specifying a desired outcome,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 26 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 06 Mar 2015

From ecology to brain development: Bridging separate evolutionary paradigms

Topic Editors:
Francisco Aboitiz, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
Miguel L. Concha, Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Medicina, Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas, Chile
Christian Gonzalez-Billault, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Jorge Mpodozis, Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Biologia, Chile

Evolution consists of the transformation of species across generations, and this includes morphological and functional diversification of lineages according to the...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Mar 2015

Dysmetabolism, obesity and inflammation: three prominent actors in the drama of major neuropsychiatric disorders

Topic Editors:
Tommaso Cassano, University of Foggia, Italy
Luca Steardo, SAPIENZA University of Rome, Italy

A large and convincing body of evidence demonstrates that medical conditions associated with chronic inflammatory and immunological abnormalities may represent risk...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 28 Feb 2015

Brain hypoxia and ischemia: new insights into neurodegeneration and neuroprotection

Topic Editors:
Natalia N. Nalivaeva, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Elena Rybnikova, I.P.Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Russia

Impaired oxygen (hypoxia) or reduced blood flow (ischemia) to the brain is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in humans resulting in cognitive impairment, seizures,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Feb 2015

Progress in new therapies for neurodegenerative disease

Topic Editors:
Kevin J. O'Donovan, United States Military Academy, USA
Andrew A. Pieper, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, USA

Neurodegenerative disease refers to a wide range of conditions that affect the neurons of the central and peripheral nervous systems. These cells are particularly...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Jan 2015

Short- and long-term effects of methamphetamine exposure

Topic Editors:
Jacob Raber, OHSU, USA
Charles N. Allen, Oregon Health & Science University, USA

The number of people abusing methamphetamine (MA) is increasing. MA has short- and long-term effects on brain development and functioning. The risk of the developing...

Deadline for abstract submission: 03 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 20 Jan 2015

Contribution of system biology technologies to disease-modifying drug development for neurodegeneration.

Topic Editors:
Nathalie A. Compagnone, Innovative Concept in Drug Development, France
Birgitt Schuele, The Parkinson's Institute, USA

System biology approaches at the cellular, molecular or genetic level may provide disease modifying drug developers for neurodegenerative diseases with proper tools to...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Jan 2015

Recent Advances and Challenges on Big Data Analysis in Neuroimaging

Topic Editors:
Jian Kang, Emory University, USA
Han Liu, Princeton University, USA
Brian Caffo

The desire to understand the human brain has been the main interests of cognitive neuroscientists throughout the past centuries. More recently, the neuroscience...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Jan 2015

Role of neurodegeneration in systemic and chronic diseases with ocular manifestations

Topic Editors:
Delia Cabrera DeBuc, University of Miami, USA
Gábor Márk Somfai, MD, PhD, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Hungary

Neurodegeneration plays a major role in systemic and chronic diseases with ocular manifestations. There is strong need to develop novel approaches to study human brain...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Jan 2015

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