Special Issue "Neural Mechanisms of Learning"
A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2018)
Prof. Tobias Schmidt-Wilcke
Motor, perceptual and semantic learning are believed to be enabled by means of neural plasticity which can be studied on different levels of complexity, ranging from the synaptic level through studies of neural circuitry of whole brain networks. The neural mechanisms of learning, memory formation and decision making remain to be fully elucidated. Neuroscientists apply a variety of methods, both in animals and humans, ranging from single cell recordings to whole brain imaging, to disentangle specific aspects of learning. Although our knowledge of neural mechanisms underlying learning and improving performance constantly grows, the integration of this knowledge to provide a conceptual framework of neural plasticity occurring on different levels of organization remains challenging.
Authors are invited to submit original or review articles addressing mechanisms of learning, on all levels of complexity. Additionally, articles applying computational neuroscience are welcome.
Prof. Tobias Schmidt-Wilcke
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- cortical plasticity
- sensory integration
- memory formation
- decision making