Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Special Issue

Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Submission Deadline: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Khyati Dave
About This Special Issue
Behavioral Neuroscience studies that integrate behavioral and neuroscience techniques as commonly found in fields such as Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychoneuroimmunology, Health Psychology, Behavioral Endocrinology, Developmental Biopsychology, Psychopharmacology, and Neuropsychology. Studies employing brain-imaging techniques in normal and pathological human populations are encouraged, as are studies using non-traditional species (including invertebrates) and employing comparative analyses.In addition to behavior, it is expected that some aspect of nervous system function will be manipulated or observed, ranging across molecular, cellular, neuroanatomical, neuroendocrinological, neuropharmacological, and neurophysiological levels of analysis. Behavioral studies are welcome so long as their implications for our understanding of the nervous system are clearly described in the paper.This journal seek empirical papers reporting novel results that provide insight into the mechanisms by which nervous systems produce and are affected by behavior. Experimental subjects may include human and non-human animals and may address any phase of the lifespan, from early development to senescence.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Khyati Dave

    Biodesign Program, Stanford University, Palo Alto, United States

Guest Editors
  • Sumitha Agnina

    Pharmacology, Sundry Brain institute, Germany

  • Nicoladie Tam

    Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, United States

  • Karthik Bodhinathan

    Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, United States

  • Hakan Levent Gul

    Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Thaiyalnayaki Krishnan

    Anna University, Chennai, India

Published Articles
  • Rational Decision-Making Process Choosing Fairness Over Monetary Gain as Decision Criteria

    Nicoladie D. Tam

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 16-23
    Received: Nov. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 03, 2014
    Published: Mar. 07, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.s.2014030601.13
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    Abstract: Objective: This study tests the hypothesis that the decision-making process in humans is often based on the fairness rather than the monetary gain/loss, when they are confronted with a choice between fairness and monetary gain/loss. Methods: The classical Ultimatum Game (UG) is used as the experimental paradigm to quantify the threshold crossover-p... Show More
  • A Decision-Making Phase-Space Model for Fairness Assessment

    Nicoladie D. Tam

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 8-15
    Received: Nov. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 03, 2014
    Published: Mar. 07, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.s.2014030601.12
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    Abstract: Toward the goal of delineating the underlying decision-making process in relation to fairness, a mathematical model describing the decision criteria is derived. In this fairness-decision model, the decision-making criteria are limited to choose between fairness, equity/disparity and monetary gain. In this model, the decision threshold criteria are ... Show More
  • The Meaning of Secure: A Case Study of Wonokromo Kampung, Surabaya

    Tri Dani Widyastuti , Happy Ratna Santosa , Ispurwono Soemarno

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 24-28
    Received: Jun. 09, 2014
    Accepted: Jul. 28, 2014
    Published: Jan. 07, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.s.2014030601.14
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    Abstract: Urban kampung is a product of an uncontrolled development of the city. Along with all the issues contained there in, ho-metown has become its own unique phenomena that characterize the cities in Indonesia. One of the main criteria the needs of the kampungs and settlements housing facilities such as adequate facilities and infrastructure illegally o... Show More
  • Cognitive Computation of Jealous Emotion

    Nicoladie D. Tam , Krista M. Smith

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Nov. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 03, 2014
    Published: Dec. 31, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.s.2014030601.11
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    Abstract: The computational role of jealous emotion has been proposed in a model of emotion, in which the desirable gain (or loss) is used as a measure for computing the emotional feedback that assesses the discrepancy between what an individual wants and gets. The jealous emotion is elicited when the perception that the other individuals have more than one ... Show More