About this Research Topic
This Research Topic, The Neurobiology of Values, seeks to review where values live in the brain and understand the functionality and neuroplasticity of values networks as they change across the lifespan. Cases or group series of patients with frontotemporal dementia and related disorders whose values have changed are sought. As a society we need to understand how we come together and work cohesively toward a better future. Neuroscience can inform how we learn or lose values, and this knowledge is critical for education, brain rehabilitation and diagnosis. Our goal is to advance our understanding of the neurobiology of values to improve prevention and intervention strategies for prosocial behaviors.
Authors should submit both new data from completed research and perspective pieces that address the circuitry of values and how learning or losing values is associated with changes in the brain. Also, the relationship between neurodegeneration and values such as authenticity, fairness, openness, respect, courage and empathy change with different disorders. We want to present the underlying neuroanatomy of different values, review teaching methods that are rooted in brain awareness, and analyze the impact of values on brain health and society. Also, the changes in values with neurodegenerative disorders will be described.
Keywords: values, neuroanatomy, social justice, neurodegeneration, neurodevelopment, networks, social brain, neuroplasticity, scientific education
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