Special Issue "Symmetry-Related Activity in Mid-Level Vision"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: Shape perception; Naive physics; Multisensory perception; Evolutionary psychology
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Interests: Empirical Aesthetics; Symmetry Perception; Velocity Perception; Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements; Prediction-Motion Tasks
Interests: Visual perception; Spatial attention; Neuroaesthetic; Effects of sensory deprivation on attention and cognition; Brain stimulation
In the last decade, there has been substantial progress in understanding the neural basis of symmetry processing and perception. There have been contributions from psychophysics, neuroimaging, and cognitive neuroscience. For example, neural activation in response to the presence of symmetry in an image appears to be automatic. Nevertheless, many questions regarding the perception of symmetry remain.
On 9 June, a workshop on Neuroscience of Symmetry was held in Liverpool. The one-day meeting brought together many of the leading scientists working on symmetry perception and neuroscience, and was supported by the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS). From the workshop, and from other work in the field, we intend to generate a series of contributions to a Special Issue in the journal Symmetry.
The Special Issue is open to submissions of previously-unpublished experimental and prospective works, extended articles and review papers on the following and related topics:
Visual perception of symmetry
Brain activity in response to regularity
Formal models of symmetry and global shape processing
Neuroimaging studies of symmetry
Comparative studies of symmetry
Authors are asked to pay a fee of 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs) (Approx. 800 Pounds) per paper if the article is accepted for publication after peer-review. There are no submission charges. If more than 10 papers are published in the Special Issue, the entire issue may be published in book format.
Dr. Marco Bertamini
Dr. Alexis Makin
Dr. Zaira Cattaneo
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. Symmetry 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 1400 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.