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15 Years of Behavioral and Brain Functions

Behavioral and Brain Functions cover © Behavioral and Brain Functions coverThis year marks fifteen years since the launch of Behavioral and Brain Functions in 2005.

Founded by late former Editor-in-Chief Professor Terje Sagvolden, the journal rapidly became an established name in the field of cognitive and behavioral neuroscience.

A decade and a half later, and now under the leadership of Wim Crusio, Behavioral and Brain Functions remains the home of research providing insight into the neurobiological mechanisms underlying behavior and brain function, or dysfunction. 

The journal publishes articles under sections ranging from "Attention, learning and behavior" to "Computational and neural network modeling". 

To celebrate this anniversary, we have compiled twelve of Behavioral and Brain Functions' most influential publications, showcasing the breadth of research disseminated by the journal.

The journal remains open for submissions at this landmark in its history - find out more about the journal here, or submit your manuscript for consideration.

  1. The etiology of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is very heterogeneous. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been described in ASD; however, primary mitochondrial disease has been genetically proven in a small subset ...

    Authors: Noémi Ágnes Varga, Klára Pentelényi, Péter Balicza, András Gézsi, Viktória Reményi, Vivien Hársfalvi, Renáta Bencsik, Anett Illés, Csilla Prekop and Mária Judit Molnár
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2018 14:4
  2. To date, the reliability of induction of a depressive-like state using chronic stress models is confronted by many methodological limitations. We believe that the modifications to the stress paradigm in mice p...

    Authors: Tatyana Strekalova, Yvonne Couch, Natalia Kholod, Marco Boyks, Dmitry Malin, Pierre Leprince and Harry MW Steinbusch
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2011 7:9
  3. It has been suggested that the functional similarities in the socio-cognitive behaviour of dogs and humans emerged as a consequence of comparable environmental selection pressures. Here we use a novel approach...

    Authors: Márta Gácsi, Paul McGreevy, Edina Kara and Ádám Miklósi
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2009 5:31
  4. Animal models play a central role in all areas of biomedical research. The process of animal model building, development and evaluation has rarely been addressed systematically, despite the long history of using ...

    Authors: F Josef van der Staay, Saskia S Arndt and Rebecca E Nordquist
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2009 5:11
  5. Research on the genetic basis for impulsivity has revealed an array of ambiguous findings. This may be a result of limitations to self-report assessments of impulsivity. Behavioral measures that assess more na...

    Authors: Dan TA Eisenberg, James MacKillop, Meera Modi, Joshua Beauchemin, David Dang, Stephen A Lisman, J Koji Lum and David S Wilson
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2007 3:2
  6. Developmental dyscalculia (DD) is a specific learning disability affecting the acquisition of mathematical skills in children with otherwise normal general intelligence. The goal of the present study was to ex...

    Authors: Karin Kucian, Thomas Loenneker, Thomas Dietrich, Mengia Dosch, Ernst Martin and Michael von Aster
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2006 2:31
  7. Increased oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction have been identified as common pathophysiological phenomena associated with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's di...

    Authors: V Srinivasan, SR Pandi-Perumal, DP Cardinali, B Poeggeler and R Hardeland
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2006 2:15
  8. Although animals cannot be used to study complex human behaviour such as language, they do have similar basic functions. In fact, human disorders that have animal models are better understood than disorders th...

    Authors: Vivienne A Russell, Terje Sagvolden and Espen Borgå Johansen
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2005 1:9
  9. Methylphenidate (MPH) is the classic treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), yet the mechanisms underlying its therapeutic actions remain unclear. Recent studies have identified an oral,...

    Authors: Amy FT Arnsten and Anne G Dudley
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2005 1:2