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Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

Issues per year: 6 issues
Editorial Board

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences is a systematic, integrative review journal that provides a unique and educational platform for updates on the expanding volume of information published in the field of behavioral sciences. The journal will help the community by providing:

1. The views of experts on current advances in behavioral sciences in a clear and readable form.
2. Evaluations of the most interesting papers, annotated by experts, from the great wealth of original publications.

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences will serve as an invaluable source of information to researchers, lecturers, and students interested in all aspects of behavioral science. Papers will reflect the wide range of multidisciplinary approaches (including computational, genetics/epigenetics, and neuroscience) that are used to investigate questions in this field.

Division of the subject into sections

The journal consists of 6 issues per year (with two sections that change every year to reflect hot topics in the field), covering all aspects of behavioral sciences.

Topic areas covered by the journal include:

• Addiction
• Animal Models
• Behavioral Economics
• Behavioral Genetics
• Cognitive Psychology/Science
• Comparative Cognition
• Computational Behavioral Science
• Decision Making
• Depression
• Developmental Psychology
• Development and Behavior
• Emotional Behavior
• Ethology
• Evolution and Behavior
• Experimental Psychology
• Learning and Memory
• Motivation and Reward
• Neuropsychiatric Disorders
• Perception
• Social Behavior
• Social Psychology

Section Editors, who are major authorities in the field, are appointed by the Editors of the journal. They divide their section into a number of topics, ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasized. Section Editors commission reviews from authorities on each topic that they have selected. The Editorial Board provides support to the Editors and the Section Editors with their comments and suggestions on names and topics.

Review articles in Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences are by invitation only.

Review Articles

Authors write short review articles in which they present recent developments in their subject, emphasizing the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the previous two years.

Editorial Overview

Section Editors write a short overview at the beginning of the section to introduce the reviews and to draw the reader's attention to any particularly interesting developments.

Co-Editors-in-Chief: Trevor Robbins, Cindy Lustig

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Memory integration: Neural mechanisms and implications for behavior

Volume 1, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 1-8
Margaret L. Schlichting | Alison R. Preston

The neural pathways, development and functions of empathy

Volume 3, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 1-6
Jean Decety

Physical activity, brain, and cognition

Volume 4, Issue , 01 August 2015, Pp 27-32
Kirk I. Erickson | Charles H. Hillman | Arthur F. Kramer

Neurobiological mechanisms of social attachment and pair bonding

Volume 3, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 38-44
Zachary V. Johnson | Larry J. Young

The dual-hormone hypothesis: A brief review and future research agenda

Volume 3, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 163-168
Pranjal H. Mehta | Smrithi Prasad

Functions of the human frontoparietal attention network: Evidence from neuroimaging

Volume 1, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 32-39
Miranda Scolari | Katharina N. Seidl-Rathkopf | Sabine Kastner

Neural systems supporting navigation

Volume 1, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 47-55
Hugo J. Spiers | Caswell Barry

Executive control and decision-making in the prefrontal cortex

Volume 1, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 101-106
Philippe Domenech | Etienne Koechlin

Promoting cooperation in the field

Volume 3, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 96-101
Gordon Kraft-Todd | Erez Yoeli | Syon Bhanot | David Rand

Perinatal exposure to endocrine disruptors: Sex, timing and behavioral endpoints

Volume 7, Issue , 01 February 2016, Pp 69-75
Paola Palanza | Susan C. Nagel | Stefano Parmigiani | Frederick S. vom Saal

The cognitive neuroscience of visual short-term memory

Volume 1, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 40-46
Bradley R. Postle

Social influences on eating

Volume 9, Issue , 01 June 2016, Pp 1-6
Suzanne Higgs | Jason Thomas

Enhancing cognition using transcranial electrical stimulation

Volume 4, Issue , 01 August 2015, Pp 127-178
Emiliano Santarnecchi | Anna Katharine Brem | Erica Levenbaum | Todd Thompson | Roi Cohen Kadosh | Alvaro Pascual-Leone

Neophobia is not only avoidance: Improving neophobia tests by combining cognition and ecology

Volume 6, Issue , 01 December 2015, Pp 82-89
Alison L. Greggor | Alex Thornton | Nicola S. Clayton

Social norms, self-control, and the value of antisocial behavior

Volume 3, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 122-129
Joshua W. Buckholtz

Multiple gates on working memory

Volume 1, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 23-31
Christopher H. Chatham | David Badre

The neuroscience of adolescent decision-making

Volume 5, Issue , 01 October 2015, Pp 108-115
Catherine A. Hartley | Leah H. Somerville

Intergroup biases: A focus on stereotype content

Volume 3, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 45-50
Susan T. Fiske

Episodic future thinking: mechanisms and functions

Volume 17, Issue , 01 October 2017, Pp 41-50
Daniel L. Schacter | Roland G. Benoit | Karl K. Szpunar

Phasic dopamine signals: From subjective reward value to formal economic utility

Volume 5, Issue , 01 October 2015, Pp 147-154
Wolfram Schultz | Regina M. Carelli | R. Mark Wightman

How the motor system both encodes and influences our sense of time

Volume 8, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 22-27
Hugo Merchant | Kielan Yarrow

Action video game training for cognitive enhancement

Volume 4, Issue , 01 August 2015, Pp 103-108
C. Shawn Green | Daphne Bavelier

Social behavior and the microbiome

Volume 6, Issue , 01 December 2015, Pp 28-34
Elizabeth A. Archie | Jenny Tung

Mimicry: Causes and consequences

Volume 3, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 112-116
Korrina A. Duffy | Tanya L. Chartrand