About this Research Topic
Furthermore, the brain is composed by several hierarchical systems from the higher cortical systems to the lower brainstem, and these systems are intimately interconnected. Therefore, brainstem lesions could affect higher functions in the cortical areas and breakdown object recognition, attention, personality, learning and memory, social cognition, consciousness, etc. Taken together, these findings suggest that dysfunction in the limbic-brainstem regions is associated with various psychiatric disorders with higher cognitive deficits including autism, schizophrenia, face blindness (prosopagnosia), attention deficits, hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), neurosis, phobia, etc.
The aim of this research topic is to present up-to-date advancements on this area and to highlight the functions of the limbic-brainstem regions in a variety of perceptual, cognitive, affective and behavioral domains. To facilitate interdisciplinary discussion across species, methods and domains, we will welcome and actively seek for submissions encompassing behavioral, neurophysiological, and neuroanatomical studies, from amphibian to non-human primates, as well as clinical and system neuroscience studies in humans. Submission of original studies as well as review and opinion papers on this topic will be encouraged. Attention will be paid to present alternative perspectives in order to foster fruitful and constructive discussions on these hotly debated issues.
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