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Association between Sensorimotor System and Cognitive Functions

Submission deadline: 20 December 2022
Special Issue Editors
  • Roberto Arrighi, PhD
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychology, Pharmacology and Child Health, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Interests: multisensory perception; time perception; biological motion; sensorimotor system; magnitude perception; attention
  • Giovanni Anobile, PhD
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychology, Pharmacology and Child Health, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Interests: sensorimotor system; action and perception; multisensory perception; numerical cognition; magnitude perception; attention
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A classical approach to the study of the brain is to look into perceptual, motor and cognitive abilities separately. However, much evidence suggests that mutual interaction between action and perception with the sensorimotor system also plays a key role in shaping cognitive functions (such as numerical cognition). There are multiple aspects of the association between the sensorimotor system and cognitive functions that still have to be fully understood. For example, are all sensorimotor abilities equally linked to cognitive functions or is this interplay domain-specific? Are these interactions equally effective over the life span or particularly salient at specific developmental stages? What are the consequences of early/late sensorimotor impairments on the development and proficiency of cognitive function?

The aim of this Special Issue is to advance the comprehension of the interplay between sensorimotor mechanisms and cognitive abilities by bringing together studies using different methodologies including psychophysics, brain imaging, neuropsychology and neurophysiology. The Special Issue will welcome original research articles as well as reviews involving neurotypical and/or clinical cases covering the entire life span (from infancy to late adulthood).

Prof. Roberto Arrighi and Dr. Giovanni Anobile

Guest Editors

sensorimotor abilities
cognitive functions
biological motion
space coding
time perception
magnitude processing
Manuscript Submission Information

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