About this Research Topic
Background - Understanding the links between fundamental research and applied psychology and education can elucidate the healthy and aberrant neuro-behavioral mechanisms of daily activities such as using tools, exploring environments, and interacting with others. For instance, low or lost vision has a tremendous impact on the ability to write, navigate, or play in groups. Current methods to deal with this kind of deficits have been developed in many specific domains, ranging from developmental psychology to pedagogy to human neuroscience, but have remained mostly separate in each own specific field. The present Research Topic aims at sitting at the intersection between these fields of research and show the mutual benefits of establishing interdisciplinary interactions.
Aim - To this aim, we will welcome contributions focusing on the neuro-psycho-behavioral basis of daily activities in early life to demonstrate the links between the neuropsychology, neuroscience, and developmental psychology of perception, action, and cognition. Researchers, clinicians, and pedagogues, and/or experts in cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, developmental psychology, rehabilitation engineering, and similar domains, are welcome to contribute with Review papers and Original Research studies.
Themes of interest include but are not limited to:
1. New discoveries on healthy and aberrant psychological and neuropsychological mechanisms of perception, action, and cognition, and their mutual interactions.
2. Innovative Protocols or Methods to establish, improve, or restore functional loops between perception, action, and cognition.
Significance - Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, this Research Topic will provide a forum of discussion among experts to improve the quality of life of people affected by sensory and/or motor disorders and save resources of national health systems. The experimental implementation of the insights derived from the present Research Topic will strengthen the understanding of the neural bases of developmental disorders and their management.
Keywords: Sensorimotor, Multisensory, Brain-Mind, Education, Neuroplasticity
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.