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Innovations in Cognitive Neuroscience

Innovations in Cognitive Neuroscience

Series Ed.: Jagaroo, Vinoth

ISSN: 2509-730X

Call for Proposals


Series editor: Vinoth Jagaroo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Emerson College, and Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Neurosciences Program, Boston University School of Medicine
The series aims to highlight emerging ideas in the cognitive neurosciences; to help synthesize the vast amounts of data in neurobiology and behavioral neuroscience so as to draw clearer links between brain and behavior; and to offer appraisals and critiques of certain trends in the field. The series seeks especially to be translational by drawing on neurobiological data and closely connecting these with neuropsychological constructs. To this end we invite volume proposals on any of the following areas or related areas:
• Cognition and neural circuitry -- syntheses of the brain’s circuitry as brought forth by neurobiology over the past few decades, and how this relates to neurocognitive functions. Volumes here may deal broadly with distributed circuitry across cortical and subcortical regions, or may focus on regional or discrete circuits. Connectivity patterns, temporal and synchronicity dynamics of a circuit may be addressed in relation to behavioral function.
• Cognition and cortical modules – syntheses of functional-anatomic cortical parcellations that have emerged through cortical neurophysiologic investigations and functional imaging studies of recent decades. Volumes in this area may focus on clarifying the neural architecture and functional properties of cortical modules, offer appraisals of cortical modules and their associated functions, or examine well-known cortical regions in cognition such as Broca’s area or the “Fusiform Face Area” in view of updates on the cytoarchitecture and neuronal functional properties of these regions.
• Innovative or emergent topics within the traditional domains of neurocognitive function such as memory, language and spatial perception, eg, the topics of scene perception and visual contextual modulation – the visual dynamics of naturalistic scenes and challenges posed to the canonical object-based model of the visuospatial domain in neuropsychology.
• Informatics- and phenomics-based approaches in modeling or investigating complex neurodevelopmental or neuropsychiatric conditions such as autism and schizophrenia – how multilayered data from genes to behavior can be processed with informatics tools to better tap the complexities in etiology and causal mechanisms.
• Critiques of contemporary neuro-centered views of behavior and disorders. The extent to which the medical model has been carried by neuroscience and psychology may be addressed in various ways, such as by an examination of the misuse of functional imaging in behavioral neuroscience; or through a discussion of the brain or neural systems in context of their environment and society.
Volumes in the series are envisaged to be concise (manuscript length around 300 pages, 10 – 20 chapters each). Questions, suggestions, or proposals should be forwarded to the series editor, Vinoth Jagaroo, jagaroo@bu.edu, and/or to Springer’s publishing editor, Janice Stern, janice.stern@springer.com.