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Special Issue "Uncovering the Role of Social Learning: What Do We Learn from Others"
A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 April 2023) | Viewed by 1044
Special Issue Editor
Interests: social learning; social interaction; functional near-infrared spectroscopy
Special Issue Information
Much of human (and non-human) learning emerges as a result of observing and interacting with conspecifics. Such social learning is a prerequisite for cultural evolution, and it is often indispensable for survival. Yet, despite its importance, the role of social learning remains incompletely understood. The goals of this Special Issue are to showcase novel empirical findings regarding the cognitive and neurophysiological mechanisms underlying social learning, and to foster a community of researchers working on this topic. The focus of this Special Issue is social learning broadly construed, ranging from social Pavlovian learning to observational learning, instructional learning, and interaction-based learning. We welcome the submission of contributions using any behavioral, physiological, and neuroscience methods, in either humans or non-human animals. Manuscripts reporting empirical research are preferred, but theoretical/opinion articles and meta-analysis/literature review articles will be considered as well.
Dr. Yafeng Pan
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- social learning
- observational learning
- instructional learning
- interaction-based learning
- social cognition
- information transfer