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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Aims and Scope

A well-established journal in the field of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, Behavioral and Brain Functions welcomes manuscripts which provide insight into the neurobiological mechanisms underlying behavior and brain function, or dysfunction. The journal gives priority to manuscripts that combine both neurobiology and behavior in a non-clinical manner.

Featured article: Commercial video games and cognitive functions

Unlike the emphasis on negative results of video games such as the impulsive engagement in video games, cognitive training studies in individuals with cognitive deficits shows that characteristics of video game elements were helpful to train cognitive functions.

The findings of this review suggest that commercial video games have the potential for cognitive function enhancement.

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15 Years of Behavioral and Brain Functions

This year marks a decade and a half since the launch of Behavioral and Brain Functions as a leader in the field of cognitive and behavioral neuroscience.

Take a look back at fifteen years of research highlights here.

Call for Papers - Open Collections

Microbiota-gut-brain jigsaw

The microbiota-gut-brain axis

Cross-journal collection

Journal Sections

BBF publishes in the following sections:

Behavioral and Brain Functions is a member of the Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium. The Consortium is an alliance of neuroscience journals that have agreed to accept manuscript reviews from each other. If you submit a revision of your manuscript to another Consortium journal, we can forward the reviews of your manuscript to that journal, should you decide this might be helpful.

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