Frontiers in Perception Science: Call for participation in upcoming Special Topic
g.rousselet at PSY.GLA.AC.UK
Fri Jun 25 15:27:14 CEST 2010
Hosting Journal: Frontiers in Perception Science
Topic Title: Single-trial analyses of behavioural and neuroimaging
data in perception and decision-making.
Host Editors: Guillaume A. Rousselet, Cyril R. Pernet, Paul Sajda
The cognitive psychology of perception and decision-making is at a
cross-road. Most studies still employ categorical designs, a priori
classified stimuli and perform statistical evaluations across
subjects. However, a shift has been observed in recent years towards
parametric designs in which the information content of stimuli is
systematically manipulated to study the single-trial dynamics of
behaviour (reaction times, eye movements) and brain activity (EEG,
MEG, fMRI). By using the information contained in the variance of
individual trials, the single-trial approach goes beyond the activity
of the average brain: it reveals the specificity of information
processing in individual subjects, across tasks and stimulus space,
revealing both inter-individual commonalties and differences. This
special issue provides theoretical and empirical support for the study
of single-trial data.
Topics of particular interest include:
1. description of the richness of information in single-trials and
how it can be successfully extracted;
2. statistical issues related to measures of central tendency,
control for multiple comparisons, multivariate approaches,
hierarchical modelling and characterization of individual differences;
3. how manipulation of the stimulus space can allow for a direct
mapping of stimulus properties onto brain activity to infer dynamics
of information processing and information content of brain states;
4. how results from different brain imaging techniques can be
integrated at the single-trial level.
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 01, 2010
Article Submission Deadline: January 03, 2011
Link to Special Topic: http://www.frontiersin.org/psychology/perceptionscience/specialtopics/98/
The publishing fee for contributors amounts to €900, and a further
reduction to €720 for Frontiers Associate Editors.
Like all research published with Frontiers, the articles will be
freely available to all of our readers on our website, and all Special
Topic articles receive a DOI and are indexed in the National Institute
of Health’s electronic depository of full text articles, PubMed
Central, and many other international archives (Google Scholar,
Directory of Open Access Journal, Psych INFO). Frontiers is also in
the process of being archived in Thompson Scientific (ISI), and Web of
Frontiers has also announced that in the very near future, all
published Special Topics will be available to view and download in an
For more information, you may refer to the Frontiers’ Special Topic
page, where you can get further guidance and browse past Special Topics.
<< http://www.frontiersin.org/specialtopicspage/ >>
With best regards,
Associate Editor, Frontiers in Perception Science
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