About this Research Topic
The workings of the brain have long been a realm of philosophy. Yet, researchers around the world have trodden the path towards deciphering brain function in unprecedented ways either by tackling the most diverse fields of research or through bold technological innovation. The field of Neuroscience has expanded in every direction. However, a unifying, detailed depiction of how the brain is organized will only emerge by stitching knowledge together and elucidating how function at multiple scales is integrated to give rise to cognition and behavior.
This Research Topic aims to provide an articulate, multi-scale view of brain function by incorporating knowledge ranging from molecular to cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. With the intent to consolidate the foundations of Neuroscience in the 21st century, we will only consider submission of Mini Review articles on a wide range of subtopics – genetics and neurodevelopment, neuroproteomics and metabolomics, cellular neurobiology and neuroimmunology, synaptic physiology and transmission, neural circuits and networks, neuroanatomy, cognitive neuroscience, and behavioral neuroscience. Please check the Mini Review Guidelines for this Research Topic before submitting your contribution.
By providing a snapshot of each field, the curated collection of mini review articles will serve as the essential reference for a new educational platform being currently developed for the next generation of neuroscience students and researchers. This platform will encompass a state of the art neuroscience open online course, online learning and research tools, and a neuroscience book. As such, authors will gain exposure of their work over three types of open access media - the current Research Topic, a MOOC and an eBook.
Aiming to place each subject matter into the broader context of brain function, contributions should include a graphic summary; a brief historical perspective; a summary of the established principles within the field of research; a critical appraisal of the current state of the art and of how modelling and simulations can enable the integration of information from diverse scales and levels of complexity in order to accelerate the extraction of meaning out of biological data; and a highlight of future directions to be explored.
Keywords: neuroscience, multi-scale brain, molecular, cellular, cognitive, behavioral
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