Call for Abstracts: Special Issue on Mechanisms of Developmental Plasticity

Throughout development, animals incur rapid changes in their body, brain, environment, and life experiences. Plasticity in different regions of the nervous system supports developmental changes in behavior across ontogeny, providing a rich substrate for continual adaptation to the environment.

For this special issue, we invite submissions which investigate mechanisms of developmental plasticity in animal models. We aim to include empirical and review papers across a range of species, behaviors, techniques, and highlighting various periods in the development of behavior. We are particularly interested in papers that emphasize typical developmental processes and interactions with the environment (e.g., learning, memory, sleep, sensorimotor development, immune and physiological function, etc.), but will also consider animal models of human disease function. We are interested in papers exploring the following biological mechanisms, including but not limited to:

  • epigenetic regulation,
  • synaptic plasticity,
  • spontaneous network activity,
  • hormone regulation,
  • structural plasticity,
  • functional plasticity.

Submission guidelines:

  • Deadline of abstract submission: February 1st 2023
  • Please submit abstracts (250 words) summarizing the proposed manuscript to the Developmental Psychobiology editorial office ([email protected]).
  • Authors will be notified by March 15th, 2023, regarding invitations for a full submission.
  • Deadline of full submission: June 1st, 2023

Guest Editors:

Dr. Tania Roth
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, USA
Email: troth ( a ) UDel.Edu

Dr. Michele Brumley
Professor, Experimental Psychology
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters
Idaho State University
Pocatello, USA
Email: michelebrumley ( a )