Special Issue "Neurobiological Correlates of Psychometric and Biometric Tools in Human Health and Disease"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: biostatistics; biometrics; epidemiology and public health
Interests: clinical psychology; biostatistics; biometrics; neurobiology of fear-related memories; mindfulness; self-compassion; non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation techniques; gut-brain axis
In many research areas psychometric tools are widely used to assess human behavioral, emotional and cognitive domains in both health and disease conditions. Though informative, psychometric scores are not able to capture the underlying physiological and neurobiological mechanisms that may elucidate the full framework of brain-mind relationship. Combining the psychometric, neurobiological and biostatistical approaches may contribute to clarify the brain-mind interactions and to develop a unitary view on such complex relationships. However, a paucity of research aims at directly correlating psychometric scores with physiological or neurobiological data. Promoting the combination of these approaches may benefit future psychobiological and biostatistical research.
We welcome contributions focusing on psychometric tools associated with the different neuroscientific levels of investigation (e.g. genetic/epigenetic, neural, behavioral, psychophysiological) in health and disease. Potential contributions may:
- Investigate and discuss the relationships between psychometric scores and neurobiological data in clinical or non-clinical samples;
- Validate and discuss, in clinical or non-clinical populations, new biologically-informed psychometric tools that are strongly rooted in a neuroscientific background.
We invite you to contribute to this Special Issue with a research paper, systematic review, meta-analysis, methodological paper, brief report, mini-review, or editorial addressing one or more of these topics.
Prof. Mario Miccoli
Prof. Dr. Andrea Poli
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- psychometric tools