Brain Sciences — Editors

Editors

Prof. Dr. Germán Barrionuevo
Editor-in-Chief
Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
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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
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Interests: neurotransmitter release; calcium channels; presynaptic mechanisms

Editorial Board

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
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Interests: immuno-inflammation; frontal-subcortical loops; cognition; motivation; major depression; obsessive–compulsive disorder
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: New Research in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Major Depression
Dr. Balapal S. Basavarajappa
Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric research and Columbia University medical center, NY, USA
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Interests: Synaptic plasticity; endocannabinoid system; fetal alcohol spectrum disorders; learning and memory; neurodegeneration; epigenetics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Neurodegeneration in Developmental and Neoplastic Disorders of the Nervous System
Prof. Dr. Célyne H. Bastien
School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
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Interests: insomnia; phasic events in sleep; cognitions; sleep perception
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: New Research in Insomnia
Dr. Evanthia Bernitsas
Multiple Sclerosis Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA
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Interests: demyelinating disorders; clinical trials; therapeutic neuroimaging; OCT
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Pathophysiology and Imaging Diagnosis of Demyelinating Disorders
Prof. Dr. Heather Bortfeld
Psychological Sciences, University of California-Merced, 5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343, USA
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Interests: infant speech perception; language learning; language development; audiovisual speech perception; audiovisual integration; near-infrared spectroscopy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Audiovisual Integration in Early Language Development
Prof. Dr. Patricia A. Broderick
1. Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, CUNY School of Medicine, The City College of New York, 160 Convent Ave. NY. NY, 10031; Mailroom, Harris Hall Rm 01
2. Adjunct Professor in Neurology, NYU Langone Medical Center & Comprehensive Epilepsy Ctr., 560 First Ave., NY, NY, 10016, USA
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Interests: biosensors; chemical sensors; nanosensors; bioprobes; neuromolecular imaging (NMI); neurotransmitters; neurochemicals; in vitro; in vivo; in situ; brain; behavior; neurosystem disorders and treatment
Assoc. Prof. Mark Burke
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, USA
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Interests: neurodevelopment, neurogenesis; HIV; fetal alcohol exposure; hippocampus; cognitive impairment
Prof. Dr. Larry Cahill
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Irvine, California 92697-3800, USA
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Interests: neural mechanisms of emotionally influenced memory
Prof. Dr. Catherine Carr
Department of Biology, University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742, USA
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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
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Dr. Su-Youne Chang
Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, USA
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Interests: neuromodulation; synaptic plasticity; neuro-glia interaction; functional restoration; neurodegenerative disorders
Prof. Dr. Anjan Chatterjee
Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, 3 West Gates, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Interests: cognitive neuroscience; neurolinguistics
Dr. Andrew Clarkson
Department of Anatomy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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Interests: Stroke, Ageing, Drug delivery, Neuroprotection, Neurorepair, Learning and Memory, Behavioural Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, CNS diseases, Neuroinflammation, Epsilepsy, Extracellular matrix, Glial Biology
Dr. Pushpal Desarkar
Medical Head, Adult Neurodevelopmental Services, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Clinician-Scientist, Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Intervention and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorder; brain stimulation; neurophysiology; neuroscience; psychopharmacology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Etio-Pathology to Treatment
Dr. Paul E. Engelhardt
School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, LSB Building 0.108, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
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Interests: psycholinguistics; syntactic processing; executive function; ADHD; dyslexia; autism spectrum disorders; eye movements; pupillometry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Language Issues in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Etiological Pathways and Comorbidities
Prof. Dr. Marcelo Febo
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Evelyn F. And William L. McKnight Brain Institute, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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Interests: functional MRI; network analysis; drug use disorders; animal models
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Addiction and Neuroadaptation
Special Issue: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Neuropsychiatric and Neurological Disease
Prof. Dr. Robert E. W. Fyffe
Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435, USA
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Interests: spinal cord sensori-motor circuits; integrative properties of spinal neurons; effects of peripheral nerve injury on central circuits
Dr. Brian D. Greenwald
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Center for Head Injuries, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Edison, New Jersey, NJ, USA
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Interests: brain injury rehabilitation; pharmacology; disorders of consciousness
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI): Medical Treatments and Complications
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
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Interests: spinal cord injury; SCI; systemic; immune; gastrointestinal; fertility; sexuality; urogenital; respiratory; spleen; depression
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Acute and Chronic Systemic Alterations Produced by Spinal Trauma
Dr. James M. Gurley
1. Physical Therapy Program, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
2. Department of Otololaryngology, James J Peters VAMC, Bronx, NY, USA
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Interests: vestibular rehabilitation; mild traumatic brain injury; concussion; dizziness
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI): Medical Treatments and Complications
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
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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
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Interests: molecular mechanisms underlying developmental alcohol neurotoxicity; fetal alcohol syndrome; apoptosis
Dr. Sven Kroener
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, TX 75080, USA
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Interests: prefrontal cortex; schizophrenia; drug addiction; working memory; catecholamines
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Interaction Between the Prefrontal Cortex and Hippocampus in Memory Storage and Retrieval
Assoc. Prof. Andrea Loftus
Curtin Neuroscience Laboratory, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Interests: parkinson’s disease; mild cognitive impairment; cognition; neurodegeneration; plasticity; brain stimulation
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Special Issue: Risk Factors for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
Prof. Dr. Zhong-Lin Lu
Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, Ohio, OH 43210, USA
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Interests: vision and visual perception; attention; perceptual learning; visual deficits in dyslexia and amblyopia; brain imaging
Dr. Jose Luis Lujan
Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
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Interests: neuromodulation; control strategies; optimization; neural function; neuroprostheses; computational modeling; deep brain stimulation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Optimal Control Strategies for the Restoration of Function Using Neuromodulation Systems
Dr. Le Ma
Department of Neuroscience, Farber Institute for Neurosciences, Thomas Jefferson University, 900 Walnut Street, JHN 4th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
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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
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Interests: organoprotection (stroke, neonatal asphyxia and kidney transplant); postoperative cognitive dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease; cancer growth and metastasis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Neurotoxicity and General Anaesthetics in the Young
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
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Interests: neuroprotection; acute brain injury; stroke; cerebral ischaemia; traumatic brain injury; perinatal hypoxia-ischaemia; peptide and protein neuroprotective treatments; hypothermia
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Neuroprotection against Ischemic Brain Injury
Special Issue: Stroke and Neuroprotection
Dr. Mukul Mukherjee
Center for Research in Human Movement Variability, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, 68182-0216, USA
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Interests: Motor Learning, Motor Control, Biomechanics, Visual control of movement, Sensory augmentation, Virtual reality, Neuro-rehabilitation, Stroke, postural control, variability in movement
Prof. Dr. Bernadette Murphy
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON, L1H 7K4, Canada
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Interests: sensorimotor integration; motor control; neuroplasticity; pain, altered sensory input, motor learning
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Motor Control and Brain Plasticity
Special Issue: Neurophysiological Correlates to Behavioural Performance in Motor Learning
Dr. Ling Pan
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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Interests: molecular mechanism of neurodegenerative diseases, epigenetic regulation, genome instability, modeling neural diseases using induced pluripotent stem cells
Prof. Thomas D. Parsons
Department of Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA
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Interests: computational neuropsychology; social neuroscience; cyberpsychology; virtual/augmented reality; ecological validity; video games
Prof. Michael L. Platt
Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
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Interests: Animal Learning and Behavior; Control of Action; Decision Processes; Individual Differences and Behavior Genetics; Brain and Society; Circuits and Behavior; Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Neural Basis of Decision-making; Neural Basis of Social Behavior; Evolution of Cognition
Prof. Dr. Michael I. Posner
Department of Psychology, 1227 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
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Interests: development of brain networks underlying attention; integration of psychology based on imaging; adult and child ANT; temperament and self regulation
Prof. Dr. Rosemary Sheehan
Department of Social Work, Monash University, Victoria 3145, Australia
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Interests: mental health; child welfare and the law; children’s courts
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Mental Illness in Children
Prof. Dr. Wai Kwong TANG
Department of Psychiatry, Shatin Hospital, Hong Kong, China
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Interests: psychiatric morbidity in stroke, namely dementia, cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, apathy, fatigue, emotional incontinence, suicidality, insomnia, pain, and quality of life
Dr. Yu Ping Tang
Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
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Interests: sexual differentiation; neurogenesis; glia; neurotrophic factor; steroid hormone; gene expression; apoptosis; vertebrate; learning and memory; mental disorders
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Sex Differences in Brain Development
Prof. Dr. Robert Taylor
Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
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Interests: vascular biology of cerebrovascular disease; stroke clinical trials; stroke education
Dr. Pichet Termsarasab
Department of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
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Interests: movement disorders; dystonia; myoclonus, chorea; parkinsonism; ataxia; phenomenology; genetics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Pathophysiology and Genetics of Movement Disorders
Prof. Dr. Mari Tervaniemi
Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, P.O.B. 9, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
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Interests: music psychology, neurosciences of music, modularity of speech vs. music, musical expertise, music emotions, development of music skills, daily use of music
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Music and Neural Plasticity
Dr. Kazuhito Toyooka
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA, USA
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Interests: neuronal migration; cortical development; neuronal migration disorders; neurodevelopmental disorders; cerebral cortical malformation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Neuronal Migration and Cortical Development
Dr. Jaime H. Vera Rojas
Division of Infection and Global Health, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
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Interests: HIV; cognitive impairment; HIV and aging
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND)
Prof. Dr. Peter Walla
School of Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle, Callaghan 2308 NSW, Newcastle, Australia
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Interests: applied neuroscience; sub- and unconscious information processing in the human brain; emotion; cognition; memory; olfaction; product evaluation; consumer behavior; decision making
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: The Brain Knows More than It Admits: The Control of Cognition and Emotion by Non-Conscious Processes

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