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This Research Topic is cross-listed in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience and in the ...

This Research Topic is cross-listed in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience and in the Frontiers in Psychology section Performance Science.

Performance in any domain, even at its most elementary levels, requires the management of a wide array of cognitive, motor, perceptual and social skills. As such, the study and investigation of performance has become increasingly interdisciplinary in recent years, drawing insights from across the arts, business, chess and sport, as well as the natural, social and applied sciences.

This Frontiers Research Topic marks the fourth biennial International Symposium on Performance Science, ISPS 2013, and the lively exchange on performance which ISPS has come to represent. Researchers at every level are welcome to contribute papers or short reviews/commentaries detailing original research on performance and the skills which underpin it. Submissions may include reports of experiments, methods, models or theories from the arts, business, medicine, science, sport or other performance disciplines that offer new knowledge about performance (from practice to delivery to review) or about those who perform. Submitted papers may represent a bona fide extension of work presented (or to be presented) at an ISPS, although authors who have not attended a Symposium are also welcome to submit their research.

There is tremendous scope for furthering insight into performance by engaging in interdisciplinary discourse and debate. The aim of this Research Topic is to showcase recent initiatives that have employed scientific theories and methods to inform the art and science of performance and that have used performance as an exemplary means of advancing theories and applications of science.

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.

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