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  • ISSN: 0140-525X (Print), 1469-1825 (Online)
  • Editors: Paul Bloom Yale University, USA, and Barbara L. Finlay Cornell University, USA,
  • Editorial board
BBS is the internationally renowned journal with the innovative format known as Open Peer Commentary. Particularly significant and controversial pieces of work are published from researchers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, behavioral biology or cognitive science, together with 20-40 commentaries on each article from specialists within and across these disciplines, plus the author's response to them. The result is a fascinating and unique forum for the communication, criticism, stimulation, and particularly the unification of research in behavioral and brain sciences from molecular neurobiology to artificial intelligence and the philosophy of the mind.
Open Calls for Commentary


Title 1: 
Music as a coevolved system for social bonding

Authors: Patrick E. Savage, Psyche Loui, Bronwyn Tarr, Adena Schachner, Luke Glowacki, Steven Mithen, and W. Tecumseh Fitch

Title 2: Origins of music in credible signaling

Authors: Samuel A. Mehr, Max M. Krasnow, Gregory A. Bryant, and Edward H. Hagen

Deadline for Commentary Proposals: Monday, September 21, 2020

*Please note that these articles are being published together and we invite commentators to consider any issues raised by the contrast of the articles, as well as any issue raised that is particular to an individual article. 

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Title: Willpower With and Without Effort

Author: George Ainslie

Deadline for Commentary Proposals: Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Title: Knowledge before Belief

Authors: Jonathan Phillips, Wesley Buckwalter, Fiery Cushman, Ori Friedman, Alia Martin, John Turri, Laurie Santos, Joshua Knobe

Deadline for Commentary Proposals: Monday October 5th, 2020

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