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Medicine | Aims and Scope: Brain Structure and Function

Aims and Scope: Brain Structure and Function

  • Brain Structure & Function publishes research that provides insight into brain structure−function relationships. Studies published here integrate data spanning from molecular, cellular, developmental, and systems architecture to the neuroanatomy of behavior and cognitive functions. Manuscripts with focus on the spinal cord or the peripheral nervous system are not accepted for publication. Manuscripts with focus on diseases, animal models of diseases, or disease-related mechanisms are only considered for publication, if the findings provide novel insight into the organization and mechanisms of normal brain structure and function.
  • Studies of the mammalian nervous system are central to the journal, yet coverage may range beyond this taxon.
  • Methodologies include modern tracing, immunocytochemistry and neuroimaging as well as genetic methods, neuroinformatics (atlases, databases and internet tools), statistical techniques that support the integration of cellular and systems-level anatomical and functional data, and genetic/molecular/electrophysiological approaches to understanding brain organization.

Brain Structure & Function particularly invites submissions in the following areas:

  • Brain Cyto-, Myelo-, and Receptor Architecture (Karl Zilles)
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroanatomy (Laszlo Zaborszky)
  • Neurophysiology of Cells and Circuits (Dirk Feldmeyer)
  • Stem Cells, Neuroplasticity (Eva Mezey)
  • Neuroimaging and Methods (Christian Beckmann)
  • Neuroimaging and Neural Systems in the Healthy Brain (Katrin Amunts)
  • Neuroimaging and Cognitive Neuroscience (William Graves)
  • Structural/Functional Connectivity and Meta-Analysis (Simon Eickhoff)
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Aspects of Neuroanatomy (Suzanne Haber)
  • Neuroinformatics of Structure-Function Relationships (Jan Bjaalie)
  • Electrophysiology and Cognitive Neuroscience  (Zoltan Nadasdy)
  • Development and Comparative Genetic Neuroanatomy (Sven Cichon)
  • Neuroanatomy of Brain Dysfunction (Patrick R. Hof)
  • Brain Evolution (Chet Sherwood)
  • Cellular Neuroscience (Marisela Morales)