Behavioral and Brain Functions announces new Editors-in-Chief

Professor Vivienne Russell and Professor Rosemary Tannock have been announced  as the new Editors-in-Chief of Behavioral and Brain Functions.  They will continue the work of the founding editor, Professor Terje Sagvolden, who sadly passed away last year.

Vivienne Russell is a Professor of Physiology at the University of Cape Town, her research projects focus on the neuroscience of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and neurodegenerative disorders.  Professor Russell has also had a major role in promoting neuroscience training in Africa, by organising international neuroscience schools for postgraduate students.

Rosemary Tannock is a Senior Scientist in the Neurosciences and Mental Health Research Program at the Research Institute of the Hospital for Sick Children, and a Professor of Special Education and of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.  In addition she holds a Canada Research Chair in Special Education at the University of Toronto.  Professor Tannock’s research interests include ADHD, neurodevelopmental disorders, cognitive function, clinical trials and developmental neuropsychology.

Their aim for the journal is ‘to provide an effective, peer-reviewed, and open access forum for the rapid dissemination of neuroscientific and clinical research, using a variety of methods to interrogate brain and behavior relationships in humans or animals to advance our understanding of typical or atypical functioning.  In addition to basic human and animal studies, we are particularly interested in publishing novel concepts and hypotheses on behavioral and brain dysfunction.  We also aim to promote publication of top quality papers on the neurobiology of brain and behavior.’

This is an exciting time for Behavioral and Brain Functions and we welcome Vivienne and Rosemary to their new roles.

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