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Social and Cognitive Neuroscience of Decision-Making and Behavior

Submission deadline: 30 April 2024
Special Issue Editor
  • Alla Yankouskaya, PhD
    Department of Psychology, Bournemouth University, Poole, Dorset, UK
    Interests: fMRI; emotions; reward processing; self-referential processing; cognitive aspects of learning; age-related differences in brain functioning
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the years, there has been increasing interest in understanding how and why social factors shape brain functioning, cognition and decision-making. By integrating key insights from psychology, behavioral economics and methods from neuroscience, significant strides have been made in comprehending human behavior and the neural mechanisms that underlie decision-making in social settings. Yet, numerous aspects of social cognition still present enduring puzzles.

This Special Issue of the Journal of Integrative Neuroscience aims to present a collection of studies detailing the most recent advancements in the broad field of social and cognitive neuroscience of decision-making and behavior. We welcome original research papers advancing our understanding of how social factors guide human cognition, behavior and decision-making:

- Empirical studies addressing unresolved or scarcely studied questions;

- Critical reviews of existing methodological and theoretical approaches in the field;

- Discussions about necessary steps for methodological and theoretical developments in the field;

- Methodological contributions covering new experimental paradigms for exploring and testing the effects of social factors on behavior, cognition and decision-making;

-Submissions proposing new perspectives in the field, such as the influence of environmental aspects of social cognition on decision-making.

- Analytical reviews and metanalyses integrating theoretical approaches or empirical studies on how social factors drive complex behaviors in various contexts are particularly welcome.

Dr. Ala Yankouskaya
Guest Editor

social factors
social cognition
social neuroscience
social behavior
Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, reviews as well as short communications are preferred. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office to announce on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 2200 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.

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