Special Issue Call for papers: Neural and Epigenetic Factors in Parenting

The journal Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425; IF=3.332) is currently running a Special Issue entitled Neural and Epigenetic Factors in Parenting: Individual Differences and Dyadic Processes.

Human parenting is a fundamental educational context that is biologically primed, and constitutes fertile ground for exploring neural and epigenetic factors that shape the complexities of the caregiving task. Parenting is seen as comprising a set of mental health conditions as well as cognitive, emotional, motivational, and behavioral dispositions that may vary from parent to parent. Parenting is also best understood as a transactional dyadic process between both caregivers as well as parent–child interactions aimed at their co-adaptations. We invite studies using neuroimaging techniques and eye tracking, examining the brain bases of adaptive and maladaptive parenting and brain-to-brain connectivity. Studies using biological markers, such as DNA epigenetic methylation, as well as those intervention studies reporting neural or biological effects in the evaluation of evidence-based parenting programs are also welcomed. Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Deadline for manuscript submissions is 20 May 2021.

Prof. Dr. María José Rodrigo. Faculty of Psychology. University. Institute of Neuroscience, University of La Laguna, Spain
Dr. Livio Provenzi. Child Neurology and Psychiatry Unit, IRCCS Mondino Foundation, Italy

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