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Sex Differences in the Brain

Call for Papers

Manuscript Deadline: 3 February 2020

Special Issue Editor

Scott Slotnick - Boston College, USA                             

Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience publishes high quality discussion papers and empirical papers on any topic in the field of cognitive neuroscience including perception, attention, memory, language, action, social cognition, and executive function.

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Submissions should include empirical papers (full-length Empirical Reports or Brief Reports) that focus on sex differences in the brain using cognitive neuroscience methods. Discussion Papers, which include peer commentaries and author replies, on this topic are also encouraged.

Females and males are known to differ in their behavioral performance across a variety of cognitive tasks. For example, females often show an advantage in tasks that reflect verbal processing and males often show an advantage in tasks that reflect spatial processing. There is also evidence for region-specific sex differences in neurochemistry and neuroanatomy. In the field of cognitive neuroscience, sex differences are evaluated by comparing brain activity in females and males during the same task (e.g., spatial long-term memory or spatial attention). Although null results have been reported, a growing body of cognitive neuroscience evidence indicates there are sex differences in the brain while performing the same task.

This special issue of Cognitive Neuroscience will highlight recent empirical evidence and theoretical work on sex differences in the brain. Appropriate methods include fMRI, EEG/ERP, MEG, TMS, tDCS, and morphometric analysis (for the latter method, the functional role of specific regions of interest should be considered when interpreting the results).

How to submit your paper

Manuscripts should be submitted by Monday the 3rd of February 2020.

Articles for the special issue should conform to the article types for this journal (i.e., Empirical Reports, Brief Reports, or Discussion Papers).  Further details can be found at our journal website: www.cognneurosci.org

Please submit an electronic copy of your manuscript through our online submissions website http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pcns and select “Sex Differences in the Brain” as the special issue. 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 this special issue.  Please also include a list of at least three suggested referees in the cover letter (and any referees that should be excluded). For further information, or if you have any questions about suitability of your work, please contact Scott Slotnick (sd.slotnick@bc.edu).

Please view the journal's Instructions for Authors for more information.