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Neural Bases of Emotion Regulation and Emotion Processing

Submission deadline: 30 November 2022
Special Issue Editor
Irene Messina, PhD
Mercatorum University, Rome, Italy
Interests: emotion; self-regulation; emotion regulation; neuroimaging; meta-analysis; empathy; mindfulness
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Emotion regulation (ER) refers to a set of processes aimed at modulating one's emotional reaction in order to respond to stressful events in a socially acceptable but sufficiently flexible manner to ensure healthy emotional functioning. Recently ER has become an increasingly popular research topic in the fields of affective neuroscience, experimental and clinical psychology. Despite the growth of this research field, there are still many questions to be answered. This Special Issue aims to represent the current state of the field for theory and research on ER. Special attention will be devoted to emerging topics in ER research such as: (but not limited to): (i) interpersonal influences in ER (Are there specific neural correlates for interpersonal ER?); (ii) spontaneous forms of ER (what do we know about the neural correlates of ER beyond the involvement of executive brain areas?). We welcome empirical contributions including behavioral or neuroscientific, as well as theory, meta-analyses and review papers.

Assoc. Prof. Irene Messina

Guest Editor

emotion regulation
emotional processing
affective neuroscience
spontaneous process
psychiatric treatments
Manuscript Submission Information

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