Manuscripts accepted for Calls for Papers will be included in one of our Collections.


 

Calls Closing in January 2018

  • Working Memory: Neural Mechanisms
  • Closes January 1, 2018

    Working memory, a core executive function, is a cognitive system that is responsible for the transient holding, processing, and manipulation of information. Working memory is an important process for reasoning and the guidance of decision making and behavior. Although the neural mechanisms of working memory have been explored for decades, the field is now in flux as a result of recent innovative experiments using a variety of techniques, including human fMRI, primate neurophysiology, and optogenetics in rodents. This Call is focused on the neural mechanisms of working memory.

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  • 50 Years of Microneurography: Insights into Neural Mechanisms in Humans
  • Closes January 1, 2018

    Microneurography is a neurophysiological method to record nerve impulses in peripheral nerves of waking human subjects. The method has been successfully employed to reveal functional properties of sensory systems related to touch, pain, and proprioception, as well as to decipher the control of movement and sympathetic nervous system activity. This Call is focused on studies that utilize microneurography to probe neural mechanisms in human subjects.

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  • Control of Coordinated Movements
  • Closes January 1, 2018

    Orienting actions to interact with our environment generally employ complex coordination across multiple effectors. For example, changes in our line of sight need not be limited to the oculomotor system alone but instead are produced by a coordinated movement of the eyes, head, torso, legs, and even eyelids. Reaching movements generally also integrate eye and head movements along with changes in posture, while grasp involves coordination across various muscles and joints of the hand. In contrast to the complexity observed in natural behavior, motor control studies typically consider effectors in isolation, effectively limiting our ability to understand the neural control of complex actions. This Call is therefore focused on studies that consider integration of movements across multiple effectors.

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    Calls Closing in July 2018

  • Progress in Motor Control Meeting
  • Closes July 1, 2018

    The Journal of Neurophysiology has partnered with the organizers of the Progress in Motor Control Meeting held July 20-22, 2017 in Miami, FL, and will publish the meeting proceedings. Attendees of Progress in Motor Control are encouraged to submit a manuscript related to their presentation for this Call.

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  • Neuroscience at the 38th World Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences
  • Closes July 1, 2018

    The Journal of Neurophysiology is a sponsor of the 38th World Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS), held August 1-5, 2017 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. As part of this sponsorship, we will publish manuscripts related to neuroscience presentations at the meeting. IUPS meeting attendees are encouraged to submit a manuscript for this Call.

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  • The Role of Eye Movements in Perception, Cognition and Action
  • Closes July 1, 2018

    The study of eye movements continues to provide foundational principles upon which our knowledge of movement control fundamentals rests. The study of eye movements also provides insights into a variety of cognitive processes including attention and decision-making. This Call is for manuscripts related to the psychophysics and physiology underlying the control of eye movements, and psychophysical and physiological studies using eye movements in an effort to gain insight into the principles underlying perceptual processes and higher mental function including attention, social behavior, reading and scene perception and decision-making in human and animal subjects.

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