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

Featured article: Studying alcohol use disorder using Drosophila melanogaster in the era of ‘Big Data’


Our understanding of the networks of genes and protein functions involved in Alcohol Use Disorder remains incomplete. The fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) is an efficient model for functional and mechanistic characterization of the genes involved in alcohol behavior.

Fly researchers are able to use an extensive variety of tools for functional characterization of gene products. To understand how the fly can guide our understanding of AUD in the era of Big Data, this review explores these tools, and considers some of the gene networks identified in the fly through their use.

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Neurobiology of Addiction

Edited by Clarissa Parker

We are now welcoming manuscripts that seek to elucidate the behavioral and molecular mechanisms underlying the transition from initial drug use, to loss of control over drug-seeking and drug-taking, to withdrawal and subsequent relapse. We aim to represent research from a variety of model organisms with the ultimate goal of assembling a collection of articles that provide a cutting-edge glimpse of the prevailing empirical, theoretical, and technical advances in the field of addiction research.

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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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