New Calls for Papers (Due July 1, 2017)
Our virtual journal issues ( Collections) have become very popular with readers, and are a go-to resource on hot topics in neuroscience.   Collections are populated from submissions to our Calls for Manuscripts.   Three new Calls were recently issued:

Where are you Going? The Neurobiology of Navigation.

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser "for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain". Over the past two decades, considerable information has been gained about the neural systems that determine place location, map the environment, and allow animals and humans to navigate through space. This Call is for papers that provide insights into these neural systems in animal models (both vertebrates and invertebrates) and humans.

Central Pattern Generators.

Central pattern generators (CPGs) are neural networks that produce rhythmic patterned outputs. CPGs can function without sensory feedback, although feedback signals often alter the activity of these networks. CPGs control a number of motor functions in invertebrates, as well as specialized functions in vertebrates including locomotion, swallowing, and respiration. This Call is for papers that describe the composition, modulation, and function of CPGs in both invertebrates and vertebrates.

The Mouse Visual System.

Studies during the last decade have shown that mice are an important model in vision research. Aided by modern neuroscience techniques, many research labs are investigating the mouse visual system, spanning from studies of the retina and subcortical structures to visual cortex and visually-guided behaviors. This Call is for papers that use the mouse model to study the organization, function and development of the visual system.
Other Calls for Papers

Three other Calls will close on January 1, 2017:
  • Spinal Control of Motor Outputs
  • Building Neural Circuits: Wiring and Experience
  • Biology of Neuroengineering Interfaces
Submit your manuscript for these Calls soon, to ensure they are included in a virtual journal issue ("Collection") related to each Call.