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Special Issue "Neural and Epigenetic Factors in Parenting: Individual Differences and Dyadic Processes"
A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Educational Neuroscience".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 19578
Special Issue Editors
2. University Institute of Neuroscience, University of La Laguna, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, 38320 Canary Islands, Spain
Interests: positive parenting; intervention evaluation; early adversity; maternal neglect; personality traits; mother–child interaction; EEG signal processing; brain imaging
Interests: behavioral epigenetics; developmental psychobiology; early intervention; mother-infant interaction; stress regulation
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Special Issue Information
Human parenting is a fundamental educational context that is biologically primed and constitutes fertile ground for exploring neural and epigenetic factors that shape the complexities of the caregiving task. This Special Issue addresses such complexities, focusing on parents’ individual differences and dyadic processes. Parenting is seen as comprising a set of mental health conditions as well as cognitive, emotional, motivational, and behavioral dispositions that may vary from parent to parent. Parenting is also best understood as a transactional dyadic process between both caregivers as well as parent–child interactions aimed at their co-adaptations. We invite studies using cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques, including time-sensitive techniques such as magnetoencephalography, electroencephalography, and eye tracking, examining the brain bases of adaptive and maladaptive parenting and brain-to-brain connectivity. Studies using quantifiable epigenetic markers, such as DNA methylation, can also help to derive associations between epigenetic variation and a particular identifiable phenotype/trait relevant to parenting. Finally, intervention studies reporting the evaluation of evidence-based parenting programs involving neural or epigenetic measures are also welcome. For this Special Issue, we invite the submission of original research papers and review articles addressing the aforementioned topics using some of the techniques referred to above.
Prof. Dr. María José Rodrigo
Dr. Livio Provenzi
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- mental health
- personality traits
- parent–child interaction
- DNA methylation