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Manuscript deadline
01 January 2021

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Visual Cognition

Special Issue Editor(s)

Jelena Ristic, McGill University
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Francesca Capozzi, McGill University
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Interactive Cognition

Overview: For decades, human cognitive processes have almost exclusively been studied in passive conditions in which a single observer is asked to respond to changes in experimental stimuli with no reciprocal interactions. This approach is rapidly changing, with emerging research exploring how cognitive processes are engaged during reciprocal interactions when we not only respond to stimuli and other agents but actively engage with them.

The aim of this special issue on Interactive Cognition is to showcase experimental work that highlights current issues and future directions in this new area.

Topic Coverage: The original experimental studies that will be considered must include an interactive component. This means reciprocal interactions between the participant and the experimental stimuli or between two or more participants. In the broader context however we are also interested in receiving submissions on group processes and crowd monitoring, perceptions, and behaviors to showcase the research on groups and crowds. The interactive part may occur via keyboard key presses, such as stimuli presented on a computer screen responding to participants’ actions, or between participants in dyads, groups, or collaborative tasks.

The studies’ aims and data would need to bear on visual processes (e.g., attention, visual perception) or directly inform on the interactions between visual processes and functions like action, memory, communication, social inference, or group dynamics. Methodologies (e.g., performance, eye tracking, neuroimaging), contexts (e.g., experimental, real-world, computational), and participant populations (e.g., human-robot interactions) can vary.

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Submission Instructions

Deadlines & Process: If you are interested in contributing, please send a presubmission inquiry including a short summary of the study to be submitted to Jelena Ristic and Francesca Capozzi before September 1, 2020.

All papers will undergo peer-review process. The submissions will be managed by the Visual Cognition’s submission system. Please also include a cover letter with names and contact information for three suitable reviewers. Papers may be submitted at any time prior to deadline and will be published online ahead of the print issue as they become accepted. The entire volume will be collated in a special issue expected to be printed in 2021.

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