About this Research Topic
This Research Topic focuses on research from Australia (aka “Down Under”) that seeks to understand how the brain interacts with the world. We are seeking contributions from Australian researchers interested in understanding how the brain integrates information at multiple scales, from single cells and synapses, to circuits and networks, to whole brain systems. Ultimately, we are interested in how the activity of individual nerve cells and the circuits within which they are embedded yield to behavior, with a focus on the key brain functions that underlie attention, prediction and decision-making.
Crucial to this endeavor is the development of new experimental instruments and computational tools to complement existing neuroscience techniques used to study the brain. We are therefore also interested in submissions in this area. Finally, we aim to use the information obtained to build better models of brain function, as well as to develop new technologies to repair, restore and replace the damaged brain and nervous system. In summary, by integrating the research by neuroscientists, physicists, engineers and computer scientists this Research Topic hopes to unravel the mysteries of the brain and how it interacts with the world
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.