Recent developments in brain imaging have substantially increased our knowledge of the neural basis of human action, not only in terms of motor control, but also in relation to cognitive and emotional behavior during the performance of complex tasks in dynamically changing environments. This rapid advances in the understanding of brain dynamics may be extended to other fields such as art, innovation or creativity. In this context, complex settings, such as museums, art venues or any other artistic performance, provide a wide range of cognitive and emotional inputs to the brain dynamics.
Mobile brain/body imaging (MoBI) systems are becoming a key instrument in understanding of the human response to emotionally rich stimuli such as the creative arts. Particularly, this special issue focuses on MoBI systems based on scalp electroencephalography (EEG) and other noninvasive imaging modalities. The use of EEG or other methods, such as infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), combined with advanced machine learning approaches, allow discriminating significant patterns of mental activity of natural cognitive tasks during active movements, such as orientation in space (neuroergonomics). The advent of MoBI further allows to cross the boundaries of traditional neurosciences and to explore the human brain during the creation and perception of art, including neural activity during dance, music performance, the brain dynamics evolving in classroom settings and new forms of creative processes leading to innovation.
We call for manuscripts in MoBI approaches and ongoing developments in recording and analysis of brain activity and body movements of actively behaving participants. Contributions can be included in well-established neuroscience research areas and new fields including the arts, creativity, medicine, education and others.
The deadline for submissions is: November 30th, 2017
Submit your paper online via the journal's online submission site.
For detailed submission guidelines, please consult the journal’s Instructions for Authors.
Subject areas for focus:
- Neural and behavioral individuality and variation
- Cognitive, affective and neural processes in realistic and complex environments
- Creativity and insight
- Neuroengineering and brain-inspired art
- Creative concepts and wearable MoBI designs
- Big data in neuroscience and cognitive science
- Art as a form of therapy for mental, neurological and other disorders
- Art and neuroscience in Education.