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Effects of Neuroscience Explanations: A Special Issue /Article Collection

From Jeff Zacks (WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)

Effects of Neuroscience Explanation: A Special Issue /Article Collection for Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI)

Co-organizers: Woo-kyoung Ahn (Yale University) and Deena Weisberg (University of Pennsylvania)

As neuroscience progresses, laypeople are increasingly exposed to neuroscience explanations for human behaviors. The purpose of this collection of papers is to examine how neuroscience explanations for human behaviors affect our judgments, inferences, and cognition in general, and/or what might be the underlying mechanisms for such effects. Papers may be empirical studies on effects of neuroscience explanations; theoretical or tutorial reviews of papers on this topic; or theoretical papers on why neuroscience explanations may affect our cognition in certain ways.

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications is the Open Access journal of the Psychonomic Society. CRPI publishes new empirical and theoretical work covering all areas of Cognition, with a special emphasis on use-inspired basic research: fundamental research that grows from hypotheses about real-world problems. We expect that authors will be able to explain in a Significance section how their basic research serves to advance our understanding of the cognitive aspects of a problem with real-world applications. As with all Psychonomic Society journals, submissions to CRPI are subject to rigorous peer review. 

Please send an email by July 31st to if you are interested in submitting a manuscript or if you would like to discuss the appropriateness of your submission for this Special Issue. If you have great use-inspired basic research that does not happen to concern this topic, please feel free to submit it for consideration as a regular contribution to the journal.

For manuscripts accepted for the special issue, publication fees may be fully or partially waived depending on the number of manuscripts accepted for the special issue. The authors should indicate when they submit a manuscript if they are requesting an editorial waiver.

Deadline: manuscripts should be submitted before December 31st, 2017

You can find manuscript submission details at