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Neural Mechanisms of Adaptive Change to Stress and Challenge
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The preliminary proposal deadline was June 1, 2020
Neural Mechanisms of Adaptive Change
to Stress and Challenge
Neural systems are critical for allowing organisms to adapt and change their behavior in response to stresses and challenges that arise in their environment. Taking stock of theoretical frameworks and the record of empirical data that provide insights into the neural mechanisms that enable such adaptive change seems especially appropriate at present, as such information is likely to help guide scientists in the future as they consider the consequences of the stress induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the purpose of this collection of papers is to provide insights into those neural mechanisms that allow for adaptive change and the factors that influence their engagement or effectiveness. These factors vary from a) aspects of the stressor itself, such as its controllability, predictability, and chronicity, b) when during development the stress or challenge is encountered, c) the physiological context (e.g., infection, sleep disruption) that may interact with behavior to influence reactions to stress, d) aspects of an organism’s prior contextual or behavioral history (e.g., challenge after extinction to a fear-inducing stimulus; meditation practice) and e) individual differences in the cognitive or affective evaluation of stress and challenge. All approaches that link brain and behavior in some manner are welcome, including animal models, neuroimaging, and brain stimulation, amongst others. Theoretical reviews are also welcome.
June 1, 2020: Preliminary proposals due. Requested information includes a tentative title, a 250-400 word description of your proposed paper, and information on your intended audience. Decisions about inclusion in the special issue will be made by June 15, with papers due by September 1.
Proposals should be submitted to Marie Banich, University of Colorado Boulder at Marie.Banich@Colorado.edu. Please put “CABN Special Issue proposal" in the subject line of your e-mail.
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University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Jason M. Chein
Temple University, USA
Princeton University, USA
Ellen de Bruijn
Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands
Stan B. Floresco
University of British Columbia, Canada
Ghent University, Belgium