Donate | Join/Renew | Print Page | Contact Us | Report Abuse | Sign In
CABN Special Issue
Share |

ISSN: 1530-7026 (Print)

1531-135X (Online)

Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience

Published five times a year.
(Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct)

Special Issues

Coming Soon
Neural Mechanisms of Adaptive Change to Stress and Challenge

Read the Issue
Reward Systems, Cognition,
and Emotion

Closed for Submissions
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 Please put “CABN Special Issue proposal" in the subject line of your e-mail.


Table of Contents by E-mail
About CABN
Manuscript Submission
All Volumes & Issues
Open access to articles older than 12 months



Editor in Chief

Marie Banich

Marie Banich
University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Associate Editors

Jason M. Chein
Temple University, USA

Nathanial Daw
Princeton University, USA

Ellen de Bruijn
Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands

Stan B. Floresco
University of British Columbia, Canada

Gilles Pourtois
Ghent University, Belgium

Consulting Editors



  8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300 • Chicago, IL 60631 USA
Phone: +1 847-375-3696 • Fax: +1 847-375-6449 • Email:

Use of Articles
Legal Notice

Privacy Policy