Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Cognitive Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience of Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders
Stephen Jackson (University of Nottingham, UK), Professor Alexander Münchau (University of Lübeck, Germany)
Cognitive Neuroscience is seeking submissions for a forthcoming special issue entitled ‘Cognitive Neuroscience of Tourette syndrome and tic disorders’.
Tourette syndrome is a developmental neurological disorder characterised by vocal and motor tics and is associated with cortical-striatal-thalamic-cortical circuit dysfunction, hyper-excitability within cortical motor areas and reduced intra-cortical inhibition. While the neurobiological basis of Tourette syndrome remains uncertain, much has been learnt over the last decade as a consequence of advances made in the techniques available to cognitive and clinical neuroscientists investigating the developing brain in health and disorder. Cognitive Neuroscience is seeking submissions for a forthcoming special issue entitled ‘Cognitive Neuroscience of Tourette syndrome and tic disorders’. Submissions should report novel experimental and/or theoretical findings that address core questions associated with a cognitive/systems neuroscience understanding of Tourette syndrome, tic disorders, or commonly co-occurring conditions linked to Tourette syndrome (e.g., ADHD or OCD). Suitable topics might include but are not limited to: behavioural studies associated with the urge to tic or the control of tics; structural or functional brain imaging studies; studies reporting investigations using brain stimulation techniques. Papers that primarily address other important topics, such as the clinical management or treatment of Tourette syndrome, including drug studies or behavioural interventions, or the genetics of Tourette syndrome, are unlikely to be included.
Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted by 31st March 2014.
Please submit an electronic copy of your manuscript through our online submissions website http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pcns selecting ‘Cognitive Neuroscience of Tourette syndrome and tic disorders’ and when prompted on special issue selection. Your submission should be a single .doc or .pdf file and include a cover letter clearly indicating that your submission is to be considered for the special issue. Please also include a list of up to three suggested referees.
For further information, or if you have any questions about suitability of your work, please contact Stephen Jackson (email@example.com) or Alexander Münchau (firstname.lastname@example.org).