Frontiers in Psychology研究特集「Crossmodal correspondence」論文募集


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特集テーマ:「Crossmodal correspondence」

企画:Dr. Na Chen(国立障害者リハビリテーションセンター研究所)・Dr. Thomas Alrik Sørensen(Aalborg University)・Dr. Charles Spence(University of Oxford)

We live in a rich multisensory environment, in which we experience a continuous stream of sensory information coming from different sensory modalities, such as vision, sound, smell, touch, and taste. Our brains constantly encode, filter, and integrate that sensory information, and generate a unified perception of the world. However, how the brain processes and binds those sensory inputs are still unknown. Crossmodal correspondence refers to the tendency for normal observers to match distinct features or dimensions of experience across different sensory modalities (e.g., “bouba-kiki” effect). There has been a rapid growth of research interest in crossmodal correspondence over the last two decades. More and more crossmodal correspondences, within-modal correspondences, associations between sensory dimensions and concepts, and experiences have been identified. The congruency effect of crossmodal correspondences on facilitating sensory processing has also been highlighted.
However, there are many questions that remain unresolved. For example, how does crossmodal correspondence develop? At what age do people start showing specific correspondence between sensory modalities? How do individual differences influence crossmodal correspondences? What about people with developmental disorders, or people with sensory deprivations’ crossmodal correspondence? How does the congruency effect of crossmodal correspondence influence sensory processing? How does the learning experience shape crossmodal correspondences? How does language development influence crossmodal correspondences? How about the brain connectivity and activity associated with crossmodal correspondence? To gain a better understanding of crossmodal correspondence, this Research Topic aims to highlight the frontier of research and ongoing interests in crossmodal correspondence, to provide a broad scope of research on crossmodal correspondences from different perspectives/approaches, and disciplines, including behavioral, neuroscience, computational modeling, and marketing applications.

We welcome submissions of original research, and reviews, on all forms of crossmodal correspondence, including but not limited to the following subjects:
• Development of crossmodal correspondence
• Individual differences in crossmodal correspondence
• Crossmodal correspondence in developmental disorders
• Learning effect on crossmodal correspondence
• Semantics and crossmodal correspondence
• Functional and behavioral mechanisms of crossmodal correspondence
• Neural mechanisms of crossmodal correspondence
• Crossmodal correspondence and sensory processing
• Crossmodal correspondence and marketing application

The aim of the collection is to bring together the latest quality articles from researchers working in the area of cross modal interactions, focused on crossmodal correspondence. All research will be published Open Access. Furthermore, we aim to put together a free e-Book merging all the published manuscripts collectively together to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in this field.  
We would welcome a variety of article types, such as: Original Research, Reviews/Mini Reviews, perspectives, and more. On behalf of the editorial team, we would like to include a paper from you in this collection – as we firmly believe a contribution from yourself would greatly benefit our Research Topic. You can find out more about our Research Topic via its homepage here:

Whilst the abstract contribution has a soft deadline, if you would like feedback on your manuscript’s suitability, I encourage you to submit an abstract (or short proposal of your manuscript <1000 words) by the 22 December 2022. The deadline for manuscript submissions is the 21 February 2023, but we can discuss personal extensions on a case-by-case basis.  

This Research Topic is in collaboration with Frontiers in Psychology (IF: 4.232; CiteScore: 4.0). Please note that publishing fees are applied to accepted articles, but the team at Frontiers is happy to advise you in this regard if you have any questions.


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