Special Issue "Cerebral Etiology and Treatment of the Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome"
A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2017).
Interests: cognitive behavioral therapy; Gilles de la Tourette syndrome; neurobiology; neuropsychology
We are inviting papers for submission to a Special Issue of Brain Sciences on “Cerebral Etiology and Treatment of the Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome". Since the last decade, clinical and fundamental investigations have revolutionized the comprehension of persistent tic disorders and the Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome. Studies using neuropsychology, neurosurgery, neuroimaging, electrophysiology, and other methods are increasingly providing new insights into longstanding questions about tic disorders, such as 1) the nature of the relationship between cognitive-behavioral therapy and cerebral activity; 2) neurogenetics and environment and 3) neuroimmunology, among others. These approaches were often considered as separate entities, or even divergent in some respects. Recently, the walls between these two approaches are subsiding.
In this Special Issue, we expect to feature the latest, cutting-edge research into the neural basis of tic disorders. We also seek to emphasize conceptual frameworks that synthesize current understanding of this field of research, and suggest new outstanding questions and directions for further investigations. This Special Issue should be of interest to a broad audience interested in the brain mechanisms involved in tic disorders. We welcome manuscripts that examine, among others, the following research areas:
- Neuropsychological, electrophysiological and neuroimaging studies of tic disorders
- Understanding tic disorders via large-scale network interactions
- Theoretical issues in the neurobiology of tic disorders
- Neurobiological change following cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Neurobiological effect of pharmacotherapy
- Functional connectivity
- Immunobiology and neuroimmunology
- Neurofeedback and biofeedback
- Gene–environment interactions and next generation sequencing
- Brain plasticity and social environment
This Special Issue will bring together original research, reviews and meta-analyses. Priority will be given to empirical articles reporting original brain-based data. Reviews may be considered if they offer substantial new insights into important questions and issues.
Please submit a tentative title and abstract (250 words maximum) by 1 February 2017 to Marc Lavoie ([email protected]) or to Kieon O’Connor ([email protected]). All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by July 2017, and invitations to submit complete manuscripts will be issued based on appropriateness for the Special Issue and a balance of themes. Please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues.
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 papers will be 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.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Brain Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Tic disorders
- Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
- Persistent chronic tic disorders
- Neuropsychology and electrophysiology
- Cognitive electrophysiology
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Brain plasticity