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Special Issue: Cognition and Brain Modulation

An enduring goal of translational medicine is to develop technologies that improve cognition in aging and clinical populations. Researchers have identified brain circuits and networks that contribute to cognition; numerous studies have indicated various methods of invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation that are widely used to regulate sensory, cognitive, and motor functions both within local brain networks and across large networks.

This Special Issue aims to present cutting-edge studies in psychology, neuroscience and psychiatry. We welcome original research papers, methodology papers, and review papers describing the use of the latest cognition and brain stimulation approaches in the above fields. This Special Issue will provide innovative investigations to understand neural mechanisms and set the groundwork for the development of personalized neuromodulation of cognitive functions. The special issue welcomes submissions from scholars both in related subjects and in interdisciplinary research areas, and supports contributions in the following topics (but not limited to):

1. Novel neuromodulation techniques and plasticity of the nervous system
2. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
3. Transcranial electrical stimulation (tES)
4. Transcranial ultrasound stimulation (tUS)
5. Neuromodulation and basic neuroscience
6. Neuromodulation in clinical neurological applications
7. Neuromodulation in clinical psychiatry applications
8. Neuromodulation and cognitive neuroscience applications
9. Other

Manuscript types:

Original research, research methods, (systematic) review, meta-analyses, correspondence and letters.

For more information on article formatting and guidelines, please visit our instructions for authors. Please mention the special issue name in your cover letter upon submission.

Submission deadline:30 June 2023
Contact: Liya Sun, Scientific Editor, Generalpsychiatry@smhc.org.cn

Guest editors

Ti-Fei Yuan
Shanghai Mental Health Center
email: ytf0707@126.com

Professor and doctoral supervisor of the Mental Health Center affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine; Executive Director of Brain Health Institute of Shanghai Mental Health Center. He has published articles as the corresponding author in Nat Neurosci, Sci Advances, JAMA Psychiatry, Mol Psychiatry, Biol Psychiatry and other journals. He serves as the vice chairman of the Cognitive and Brain Modulation Branch of the Chinese Cognitive Science Society, the vice chairman and secretary-general of the Stress Neurobiology Branch of the Chinese Neuroscience Society, and the member of the Advisory Committee of Drug Treatment Experts of the Drug Treatment Administration of the Ministry of Justice. He was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation for Excellent Young Scholars and the National Key Research and Development Program for Young Scientists.

Kai Wang
Anhui Medical University
email: wangkai1964@126.com

Professor and doctoral supervisor of Anhui Medical University, chief physician of Anhui Medical University, director of Anhui Collaborative Innovation Center, and director of Anhui Key Laboratory of Cognitive and Neuropsychiatric Diseases. He was awarded the allowance of the State Council, and is a national candidate for the “New Century Talents Project”. He has published research articles in Nature GeneticsNature NeuroscienceCirculationPNASNeurology, Brain Stimulation and other journals. His research is featured by translational medicine on cognitive and brain disease in neuropsychiatric department. He has established a set of clinically applicable behavioral neuropsychological scale methods, identified susceptible genes of ALS, Moyamoya, etc., and studied the neural circuit mechanism of cognitive rehabilitation in AD, PD and stroke from the perspective of neuroimaging. He also focuses on the innovation and mechanism research of neural modulation methods such as TMS and tDCS.

Tatia Lee
University of Hong Kong
email: tmclee@hku.hk

Chair Professor of Psychology and Clinical Psychology at the University of Hong Kong, Director of the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, and Visiting Professor at King’s College, University of London. She is committed to studying the neural plasticity basis of cognitive function and emotional processing especially for the elderly. Focusing on promoting brain and mental health, she has published several articles in high-impact journals. Her work on scientific research and teaching has won the National Award for Scientific and Technological Progress, the Outstanding Achievement Award for Scientific Research in Institutions of Higher Learning second prize and the Outstanding Scholar Award for Humanities and Social Sciences issued by the Hong Kong Research Grants Bureau. At the same time, she was elected as an academician of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Psychological Sciences (Clinical Psychology), and the American College of Neuropsychology and the British Academy of Social Sciences.

Hamed Ekhtiari
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
email: h.ekhtiari@gmail.com

Dr. Ekhtiari is the secretary of the Global Expert Network at the International Society for Addiction Medicine (ISAM GEN). Dr. Ekhtiari’s lab is focused to reshape the future of addiction treatment using brain imaging in combination with non-invasive brain stimulation technologies and cognitive training. Dr. Ekhtiari is the director of the international network of tES/TMS trials for addiction medicine (INTAM). INTAM with over 50 lab members promotes international collaborations to increase research quality and implementation of non-invasive brain stimulation technologies in addiction medicine. Dr. Ekhtiari also serves as the co-chair of the neuroscience section at the ISAM and directs the brain awareness for recovery initiative (BARI).

Di Zhao
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
email: dizhao_sunset@163.com

Associate researcher and master tutor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She has studied the dynamic brain network mechanism of brain diseases, and the neural regulation and mechanism based on brain network remodeling and cognitive processing. She served as a member of the Cognitive and Brain Modulation Branch of the Chinese Cognitive Science Association and the standing member of the evidence-based prevention and treatment branch of the Chinese Association for Drug Abuse Prevention and Control. She was supported by the over six provincial and national -level projects, including the National Natural Science Projects and Shanghai Science and Technology Star project. She has published articles in journals such as Molecular Psychiatry, Science Advances, Brain Stimulation and Cerebral Cortex.