Special Issues

Brain Sciences runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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COVID-19 and Brain
edited by , , Meg E. Morris and Leila Karimi
submission deadline 1 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3065
Keywords: neuroimmunology; COVID-19; brain; post COVID-19 neurological syndrome; brain fog; fatigue
(This special issue belongs to the Section Systems Neuroscience)
New Insights into Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Neurodegenerative Disorders submission deadline 2 Jul 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 10400
Keywords: neurodegeneration; Alzheimer’ s disease  ; Parkinson’ s disease  ; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis  ; multiple sclerosis  ; Huntington’ s disease  ; motor neuron disease  ; biomarkers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience)
Antibody-Mediated Inflammatory Central Nervous System Disorders: From Diagnosis to Management
edited by and
submission deadline 2 Jul 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3938
Keywords: autoimmune encephalitis; neuromyelitis optica; myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody; autoimmune GFAP astrocytopathy; paraneoplastic neurological syndrome; CNS demyelination
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience)
Biomedical Signals Analysis for Neurorehabilitation and Clinical Decision Support in Neurological Disorders
edited by
submission deadline 10 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 750
Keywords: biosignal processing; feature extraction; multimodal BCI; machine learning; remote monitoring; wireless sensors; video-based movement analysis; neurorehabilitation; tele-medicine; neurological disorders
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neurotechnology and Neuroimaging)
Research of Neurophysiological Basis of Stroke
edited by Yongjun Jiang
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 641
Keywords: Stroke; Neurophysiological; Scale; EMG; Treatment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Systems Neuroscience)
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Neurodegenerative and Psychiatric Disorders
edited by
submission deadline 20 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 141
Keywords: COVID-19; cerebrovascular disease; mental health; epidemiology; biomarkers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neurodegenerative Diseases)
Cerebral Aneurysms and the Flow: Flow Diversion, Flow Disruption, Flow Preservation
edited by , , Massimo Miscusi, , Peter Vajkoczy and Florian Ebner
submission deadline 20 Jul 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4299
Keywords: cerebral aneurysms; flow diversion; flow diverter; flow disruption; by-pass; stent
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy)
Underlying Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Function and Brain to Muscle Connectivity
edited by
submission deadline 25 Jul 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1123
Keywords: electrophysiology; electromyography; neuromuscular junction; peripheral neurons; neuromuscular diseases; balance; mobility; motor neurons; central nervous system; neuronal firing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders)
Personalized Pharmacological Treatment in Schizophrenia: The Role of New Antipsychotics
edited by
submission deadline 25 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 109
Keywords: second-generation antipsychotics; third-generation antipsychotics; long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics; tolerability and safety; negative symptoms; cognitive symptoms; functional recovery; integrated treatment; personalized medicine; individualized treatment approach
Neuroscience and Touch after Stroke
edited by
submission deadline 25 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1300
Keywords: neuroscience; neuroplasticity; touch; proprioception; somatosensation; sensory; stroke; stroke recovery; neurorehabilitation; rehabilitation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neurorehabilitation)
Neuromodulation, Brain Plasticity and Psychiatric Diseases
edited by Tifei Yuan, Xiaochu Zhang, Di Zhao, Dongsheng Zhou and Xinyou Lv
submission deadline 28 Jul 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 7048
Keywords: psychiatric disorders; plasticity; neurophysiology; neuroimage; neuromodulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Psychiatric Diseases)
Advances in Study on Postoperative Delirium
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 682
Keywords: delirium; postoperative delirium; biomarker; postoperative outcome; risk factor; metabonomics; emergence agitation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Behavioral Neuroscience)
From Bench to Bedside: Motor-Cognitive Interactions
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 684
Keywords: motor control and motor learning; movement; cognitive functions; falls; diagnosis; intervention; cognitive-motor training; cognition; fMRI
(This special issue belongs to the Section Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience)
Advances in Memory Control submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2173
Keywords: Inhibitory control; Interference control; Motivated forgetting; Thought substitution; Individual differences (including age differences and clinical conditions); Cognitive training; Emotional memories; Episodic memory; Working memory; Prospective memory
(This special issue belongs to the Section Behavioral Neuroscience)
Neuropharmacological Research in Psychiatry
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1026
Keywords: major depression; anxiety; stress; bipolar disorder; psychiatric diseases; neuropharmacology; treatment; novel methods; novel targets
(This special issue belongs to the Section Psychiatric Diseases)
Non-invasive Brain Stimulation in Social and Affective Neuroscience
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 121
Keywords: non-invasive brain stimulation; emotion perception; social neuroscience; affective neuroscience
(This special issue belongs to the Section Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience)
Improving Outcomes and Preventing Complications in Cranial Base Surgery
edited by and Joao Paulo Almeida
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1819
Keywords: cranial base surgery; pituitary surgery; minimally invasive approaches; reconstruction techniques; intraoperative neuromonitoring; skull base meningioma; acoustic neuroma; intrinsic tumors; trigeminal neuralgia; hemifacial spasm; neurovascular conflict syndromes; radiosurgery; radiotherapy; anatomy; complications; endoscopy; microsurgery
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy)
Language Mapping in Epilepsy
edited by and Anshit Goyal
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 110
Keywords: electrical cortical stimulation; brain mapping; brain stimulation; cortical plasticity; high-density grid; intraoperative; language mapping; language comprehension; neural recordings; electrocorticography (ECoG); alpha oscillations; broadband gamma activity; fMRI
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy)
Advances in Paraventricular Thalamic Nucleus
edited by Xiaobing Zhang
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 87
Keywords: paraventricular thalamus; synaptic transmission; neural circuit; fear response; drug addiction; reward; motivation; food intake
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy)
Neural Plasticity in Tinnitus Mechanisms submission deadline 1 Aug 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3674
Keywords: Neural mechanisms of tinnitus; Neuromodulators in tinnitus; Neural plasticity in tinnitus; Functional imaging in tinnitus; Bimodal interactions in tinnitus
(This special issue belongs to the Section Systems Neuroscience)
Cognitive Neuroscience Approaches to the Psychopathology of Psychotic Disorders
edited by
submission deadline 1 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1157
Keywords: markers; endophenotypes; neuro-cognitive; brain; psychosis; schizophrenia; neuropsychology; cognition
(This special issue belongs to the Section Psychiatric Diseases)
Advances in ADHD
edited by Joseph Sadek and Smadar Valérie Tourjman
submission deadline 5 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 463
Keywords: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); diagnosis; management; neurobiology; etiology; neuropsychology; cognition; comorbidities; treatment response
(This special issue belongs to the Section Developmental Neuroscience)
Neuroinflammation in Neurological Diseases submission deadline 5 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1819
Keywords: neuroinflammation; neurodegeneration; neurotoxicology; sickness behavior; brain disorders
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neuropathology)
Drug Safety in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's Diseases
edited by Hsuan-Chia Yang
submission deadline 10 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 135
Keywords: Alzheimer’ s disease; Parkinson’ s disease; drug safety; pharmacovigilance; pharmacoepidemiology; adverse drug reactions; adherence; artificial intelligence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neuropsychology)
Social Cognition across Healthy and Neuropsychiatric Conditions
edited by
submission deadline 10 Aug 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2490
Keywords: social cognition; emotion recognition; theory of mind; empathy; neurodegeneration; dementia; body perception; face processing; moral reasoning; late-life depression; schizophrenia
(This special issue belongs to the Section Behavioral Neuroscience)
Developmental Dyslexia: Theories and Experimental Approaches
edited by Reinhard Werth
submission deadline 14 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 139
Keywords: developmental dyslexia; magnocells; parvocells; dorsal stream; ventral stream; eye movements
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neurolinguistics)
Advances in Sleep and ADHD submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4772
Keywords: ADHD; sleep; symptom severity; cognitive performance; neurodevelopment; imaging; brain stimulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neuropsychology)
Degenerative Cerebellar Ataxias: Unrevealing Pathogenesis to Trace Novel Effective Therapeutic Pathways submission deadline 16 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 108
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders)
Involvement of Blood-Brain Barrier Efficacy in the Healthy and Diseased Brain submission deadline 19 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 136
Keywords: preclinical BBB models; neuroinflammatory; cognitive impairment; imaging; patient cohort; Alzheimer’ s disease; Parkinson’ s disease; sleep disorders; stress oxidative; ABC transporter; drug delivery; pharmacoresistance; hypoxia; blood– brain tumor barrier
(This special issue belongs to the Section Systems Neuroscience)
The Brain Goes to School
edited by
submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2868
Keywords: neuroeducation; educational neuroscience; brain-based learning; neuroplasticity; critical periods; learning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Educational Neuroscience)
Current Research in ADHD among Adults
edited by and
submission deadline 25 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 586
Keywords: diagnosis; treatment; neurostimulation; epidemiology; psychotherapy: transition; neuroimaging; electroencephalography
(This special issue belongs to the Section Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience)
Neuroscience of Romantic Love submission deadline 25 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1635
Keywords: love; infatuation; attachment; sexual desire; passion; relationships; brain; hormones; neurotransmitters
(This special issue belongs to the Section Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience)
Psychological and Neurobiological Underpinnings of Sensation Seeking
edited by and Ya Zheng
submission deadline 25 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 399
Keywords: risk taking; sensation seeking; cognitive control; motivation; cognitive neuroscience; addiction; prevention
(This special issue belongs to the Section Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience)
The Neural Basis of Multisensory Plasticity
edited by
submission deadline 25 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 190
Keywords: multisensory plasticity; neural circuit; functional imaging; electrophysiology; computational modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sensory and Motor Neuroscience)
Future of Clinical Trials in Surgical Neuro-Oncology
edited by Sauson Soldozy, , and
submission deadline 25 Aug 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1717
Keywords: neuro-oncology; clinical trials; tumor; radiosurgery; endoscope; key-hole; immu-notherapy; virotherapy; tractography; connectomics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neuro-oncology)
The Neural Base of Personality and Adulthood Behavioral Disorders
edited by and Kerry Jang
submission deadline 25 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1928
Keywords: complex disorders; diagnostic considerations; lifespan behaviors; neurotechnology; personality trait; clinical treatment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Psychiatric Diseases)
Neuronal Factors of Affective Disorders
edited by , Fuquan Zhang and Hongbao Cao
submission deadline 25 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 631
Keywords: affective disorder; major depressive disorder; bipolar disorder; neurosciences; biomarkers; bioinformatics; data integration; genes and networks; image processing; non-coding RNAs; expression patterns; epigenetics; multimorbidity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience)
Advances in Neural Mechanisms and Targeted Therapy for Psychiatric Diseases
edited by Tifei Yuan, Yanxia Rao, Zhe Shi, Li Zhang and Ji Hu
submission deadline 28 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 654
Keywords: psychiatric disease; neural mechanism; drug therapy; non-invasive therapy; technologies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Psychiatric Diseases)
The Brain Imaging Replication Crisis submission deadline 30 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 984
Keywords: brain imaging; replication crisis; reproducibility; irreplicable results; open science; evidence-based medicine; publication bias; academic incentives; p-hacking; HARKing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neurotechnology and Neuroimaging)
Advance in Study of Neurotoxic Chemicals in the Environment submission deadline 30 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 302
Keywords: environmental contaminants; neurotoxicity; biomarkers of exposure and effects; metals; neurotoxicants
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Neuroscience)
Novel Understandings in Visual Awareness and Spatial Neglect
edited by Stefano Lasaponara and Francesco Tomaiuolo
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1369
Keywords: spatial neglect; attention; visual awareness; brain lesion; rehabilitation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neuropsychology)
Music-Based Therapies and Interventions in Clinical Settings across the Life Span—New Methodological, Clinical and Technological Avenues
edited by , Annemieke Vink and Camila Pfeiffer
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 14 articles | Viewed by 14665
Keywords: pediatrics and music-based therapies and interventions; adult care and music-based therapies and interventions; elderly care and music-based therapies and interventions; clinical music therapy; clinical neuromusicology; clinical music cognition and psychology; music technology in music therapy and intervention
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neurorehabilitation)
Reward Feedback in Auditory Cortex
edited by Anna N. Shestakova
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 99
Keywords: reward; auditory; behavior; pleasure; motivation; attention; perceptual learning; value-based learning; neural plasticity; brain; cortex; reward networks; music; dopaminergic system
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neuropsychology)
New Insights into Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Tinnitus
edited by Pedro Cobo and Maria Cuesta
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6229
Keywords: tinnitus; auditory system; tinnitus pathophysiology; tinnitus generation; tinnitus mechanisms; tinnitus diagnosis; tinnitus treatment; tinnitus therapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Systems Neuroscience)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: New Research
edited by Chiara Negwer and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 106
Keywords: brain mapping; cortical mapping; DTI fibertracking; glioma; transcranial magnetic stimulation; neuroimaging; neuronavigation; neuroplasticity; neurorehabilitation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neurotechnology and Neuroimaging)
Investigating the Interplay between Olfaction, Social Behaviour, and Individual Differences
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 6479
Keywords: olfaction; mate attraction; body odour; olfaction and individual differences; romantic relationships; chemosensory communication
(This special issue belongs to the Section Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience)
Brain Correlates of Typical and Atypical Development
edited by
submission deadline 1 Sep 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 821
Keywords: Neurodevelopment; Neurodevelopmental disorders; Neuroimaging; MRI; EEG; NIRS; Neurostimulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Psychiatric Diseases)
Temporal Memory and Expectations
edited by Vincent van de Ven and
submission deadline 10 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 125
Keywords: Associative temporal memory; Temporal expectations; Predictive processing; Functional neuroimaging; Noninvasive brain stimulation; EEG
(This special issue belongs to the Section Systems Neuroscience)
Electroencephalography 3.0: From the Laboratory to the Mass-Market for a Daily-Life Use submission deadline 10 Sep 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 497
Keywords: electroencephalography; neuroimaging; neurotechnology; wearable devices; brain-computer interface; machine learning; neuroscience
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neurotechnology and Neuroimaging)
Neuroimaging of Neuropathic Pain: Review of Current Status and Future Directions
edited by Alaa Abd-Elsayed
submission deadline 11 Sep 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 935
Keywords: neuroimaging; neuropathic pain; pain; neuropathy; MRI
(This special issue belongs to the Section Neuroscience of Pain)
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