Brain and Cognition (BRAIN COGNITION)

Publisher: Elsevier

Journal description

Brain and Cognition, a Journal of Clinical, Experimental, and Theoretical Research, publishes original research articles, theoretical papers, critical reviews, case histories, historical articles, and scholarly notes. Contributions are relevant to all aspects of human neuropsychology other than language or communication. Coverage includes, but is not limited to: memory, cognition, emotion, perception, movement, or praxis, in relationship to brain structure or function. Articles have theoretical import, either formulating new hypothesis, or supporting or refuting new or previously established hypotheses. Interdisciplinary Research Areas include: Neuroanatomy; Neurology; Neurophysiology; Philosophy; Psychiatry; Psychology; Linguistics; Speech pathology; Computer science.

Current impact factor: 2.48

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 2.477
2013 Impact Factor 2.683
2012 Impact Factor 2.823
2011 Impact Factor 3.174
2010 Impact Factor 2.838
2009 Impact Factor 2.547
2008 Impact Factor 2.441
2007 Impact Factor 2.308
2006 Impact Factor 2.858
2005 Impact Factor 1.845
2004 Impact Factor 1.148
2003 Impact Factor 1.063
2002 Impact Factor 1.093
2001 Impact Factor 0.791
2000 Impact Factor 0.63
1999 Impact Factor 0.736
1998 Impact Factor 0.508
1997 Impact Factor 0.566
1996 Impact Factor 1.073
1995 Impact Factor 1.11
1994 Impact Factor 1.373
1993 Impact Factor 1.23
1992 Impact Factor 1.5

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 3.34
Cited half-life 8.50
Immediacy index 0.58
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 1.07
Website Brain and Cognition website
Other titles Brain and cognition
ISSN 0278-2626
OCLC 7753769
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details


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    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/06/2015
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Publications in this journal

  • Nihan Alp · Naoki Kogo · Goedele Van Belle · Johan Wagemans · Bruno Rossion

    No preview · Article · Apr 2016 · Brain and Cognition

  • No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Brain and Cognition
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was a comparison of lexical and contextual factors in understanding ambiguous words in German. First, a sample of native speakers selected 56 words having maximally strong differences between a dominant and a subordinate meaning. After this, another sample from the same population was visually presented with sentences that activated dominant or subordinate meanings of the words and were accompanied by probes associated with dominant or subordinate meanings. This resulted in a crossed design with two factors: sentence dominant vs. sentence subordinate and probe dominant vs. probe subordinate. An analysis of event-related brain potentials revealed a large, long-lasting and highly-significant N400 wave whenever the meaning of the probe was incongruent with the meaning of the sentence and the lack of this wave whenever the two meanings were congruent. In the typical N400 space and time, the effect was independent of whether the lexical word meaning was dominant or subordinate. At other sites and times, however (e.g., at lateral frontal electrodes F7/F8, and after 700 ms), the congruence effect was significant after dominant sentences only. The data indicate that lexical factors have a rather limited influence on the activation of a particular meaning of ambiguous words. A strong context can virtually override even a very strong difference in the preference for different meanings.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2014 · Brain and Cognition
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    ABSTRACT: Brain imaging studies have identified two cortical areas, the parahippocampal place area (PPA) and the retrosplenial complex (RSC), that respond preferentially to the viewing of scenes. Contrary to the PPA, little is known about the functional maturation and cognitive control of the RSC. Here we used functional magnetic resonance imaging and tasks that required attention to scene (or face) images and suppression of face (or scene) images, respectively, to investigate task-dependent modulation of activity in the RSC and whole-brain functional connectivity (FC) of this area in 7–11-year-old children and young adults. We compared responsiveness of the RSC with that of the PPA. The RSC was selectively activated by scene images in both groups, albeit less than the PPA. Children modulated activity between the tasks similarly in the RSC and PPA, and to the same extent as adults in PPA, whereas adults modulated activity in the RSC less than in PPA. In children, the whole brain FC of the RSC was stronger in the Sf than Fs task between the left RSC and right fusiform gyrus. The between groups comparison suggested stronger FC in children than adults in the Sf task between the right RSC and the left inferior parietal lobule and intraparietal sulcus. Together the results suggest that the function of the RSC and the related networks undergo dynamic changes over the development from 7–11-year-old children to adulthood.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2014 · Brain and Cognition