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Prof. Dr. Germán Barrionuevo

Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Interests: synaptic integration and plasticity in hippocampal area CA3
Prof. Dr. Stephen D. Meriney

Associate Editor-in-Chief
Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Interests: neurotransmitter release; calcium channels; presynaptic mechanisms

Editorial Board

Dr. Bruno Meloni

Stroke Research Group/Head of Laboratory Research, Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute, A Block, 4th Floor, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
Interests: neuroprotection; acute brain injury; stroke; cerebral ischaemia; traumatic brain injury; perinatal hypoxia-ischaemia; peptide and protein neuroprotective treatments; hypothermia
Contribution: Special Issue: Neuroprotection against Ischemic Brain Injury
In other journals:
Special Issue: Stroke and Neuroprotection
Prof. Dr. Patricia A. Broderick

Course Director in Pharmacology, Physician's Asst. Program, Harlem Hospital, CUNY, NY, USA
Interests: biosensors; chemical sensors; nanosensors; bioprobes; neuromolecular imaging (NMI); neurotransmitters; neurochemicals; in vitro; in vivo; in situ; brain; behavior; neurosystem disorders and treatment
Prof. Dr. Larry Cahill

Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Irvine, California 92697-3800, USA
Interests: neural mechanisms of emotionally influenced memory
Prof. Dr. Catherine Carr

Department of Biology, University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: temporal coding in the nervous system; neuroethology; brain evolution
Dr. Frances Chance

Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800 MS 1327, Albuquerque NM 87185, USA
Prof. Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, 3 West Gates, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Interests: cognitive neuroscience; neurolinguistics
Dr. Marcelo Febo

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Program Director of Translational Research Imaging, University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute, 1149 S. Newell Dr., Suite L4-100F, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: functional magnetic resonance imaging of awake animals; neuropeoptide modulation of maternal care in rats
Contribution: Special Issue: Addiction and Neuroadaptation
Prof. Dr. Robert E. W. Fyffe

Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435, USA
Interests: spinal cord sensori-motor circuits; integrative properties of spinal neurons; effects of peripheral nerve injury on central circuits
Prof. Dr. Rafael Gutiérrez

Department of Pharmacobiology, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Calzada de los Tenorios No. 235, Colonia Granjas Coapa, 14330, Mexico City, Mexico
Interests: synaptic plasticity; phenotypic plasticity; synaptic physiology; mossy fibers; CA3; Dentate gyrus; epileptogenesis; electrical communication
Prof. Dr. Marieta B. Heaton

Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610-0244, USA
Interests: molecular mechanisms underlying developmental alcohol neurotoxicity; fetal alcohol syndrome; apoptosis
Prof. Dr. Zhong-Lin Lu

Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, Ohio, OH 43210, USA
Interests: vision and visual perception; attention; perceptual learning; visual deficits in dyslexia and amblyopia; brain imaging
Dr. Le Ma

Department of Neuroscience, Farber Institute for Neurosciences, Thomas Jefferson University, 900 Walnut Street, JHN 4th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Interests: axon guidance and branching; spinal circuit; developmental signaling; neuronal cytoskeleton
Prof. Dr. Daqing Ma

Head of Anaesthesia Research, Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine & Intensive Care Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH, UK
Interests: organoprotection (stroke, neonatal asphyxia and kidney transplant); postoperative cognitive dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease; cancer growth and metastasis
Contribution: Special Issue: Neurotoxicity and General Anaesthetics in the Young
Dr. Ling Pan

Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Interests: molecular mechanism of neurodegenerative diseases, epigenetic regulation, genome instability, modeling neural diseases using induced pluripotent stem cells
Prof. Dr. Michael I. Posner

Department of Psychology, 1227 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
Interests: development of brain networks underlying attention; integration of psychology based on imaging; adult and child ANT; temperament and self regulation
Prof. Dr. Wai Kwong TANG

Department of Psychiatry, Shatin Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Interests: psychiatric morbidity in stroke, namely dementia, cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, apathy, fatigue, emotional incontinence, suicidality, insomnia, pain, and quality of life
Prof. Dr. Robert Taylor

Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Interests: vascular biology of cerebrovascular disease; stroke clinical trials; stroke education
Prof. Dr. Mari Tervaniemi

Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, P.O.B. 9, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Interests: music psychology, neurosciences of music, modularity of speech vs. music, musical expertise, music emotions, development of music skills, daily use of music
Contribution: Special Issue: Music and Neural Plasticity
Prof. Dr. Peter Walla

School of Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle, Callaghan 2308 NSW, Newcastle, Australia
Interests: applied neuroscience; sub- and unconscious information processing in the human brain; emotion; cognition; memory; olfaction; product evaluation; consumer behavior; decision making
Contribution: Special Issue: The Brain Knows More than It Admits: The Control of Cognition and Emotion by Non-Conscious Processes
Dr. Balapal S. Basavarajappa

Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric research and Columbia University medical center, NY, USA
Interests: Synaptic plasticity; endocannabinoid system; fetal alcohol spectrum disorders; learning and memory; neurodegeneration; epigenetics
Contribution: Special Issue: Neurodegeneration in Developmental and Neoplastic Disorders of the Nervous System
Dr. Paul E. Engelhardt

School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, LSB Building 0.108, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
Interests: psycholinguistics; syntactic processing; executive function; ADHD; dyslexia; autism spectrum disorders; eye movements; pupillometry
Contribution: Special Issue: Language Issues in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Etiological Pathways and Comorbidities
Dr. Mukul Mukherjee

Center for Research in Human Movement Variability, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, 68182-0216, USA
Interests: Motor Learning, Motor Control, Biomechanics, Visual control of movement, Sensory augmentation, Virtual reality, Neuro-rehabilitation, Stroke, postural control, variability in movement
Dr. Andrew Clarkson

Department of Anatomy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: Stroke, Ageing, Drug delivery, Neuroprotection, Neurorepair, Learning and Memory, Behavioural Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, CNS diseases, Neuroinflammation, Epsilepsy, Extracellular matrix, Glial Biology
Dr. Yu Ping Tang

Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Interests: sexual differentiation; neurogenesis; glia; neurotrophic factor; steroid hormone; gene expression; apoptosis; vertebrate; learning and memory; mental disorders
Contribution: Special Issue: Sex Differences in Brain Development
Prof. Dr. Célyne H. Bastien

School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
Interests: insomnia; phasic events in sleep; cognitions; sleep perception
Contribution: Special Issue: New Research in Insomnia
Prof. Dr. Raymond J. Grill

Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, R715, Jackson, MS 39216, USA
Interests: spinal cord injury; SCI; systemic; immune; gastrointestinal; fertility; sexuality; urogenital; respiratory; spleen; depression
Contribution: Special Issue: Acute and Chronic Systemic Alterations Produced by Spinal Trauma
Dr. Jose Luis Lujan

Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Interests: neuromodulation; control strategies; optimization; neural function; neuroprostheses; computational modeling; deep brain stimulation
Contribution: Special Issue: Optimal Control Strategies for the Restoration of Function Using Neuromodulation Systems
Prof. Dr. Bruno Aouizerate

Regional reference center for the management and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders, Expert center for resistant depression (Foundation FondaMental), Charles Perrens Hospital, F-33076 Bordeaux, France
Interests: major depression; obsessive-compulsive disorder; emotion; motivation; neuroimaging; neuroimmunology; neuroendocrinology; pharmacological treatments; deep brain stimulation
Prof. Dr. Bernadette Murphy

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON, L1H 7K4, Canada
Interests: sensorimotor integration; motor control; neuroplasticity; pain, altered sensory input
Contribution: Special Issue: Motor Control and Brain Plasticity
Prof. Dr. Heather Bortfeld

Psychological Sciences, University of California-Merced, 5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343, USA
Interests: infant speech perception; language learning; language development; audiovisual speech perception; audiovisual integration; near-infrared spectroscopy
Contribution: Special Issue: Audiovisual Integration in Early Language Development
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