Human Brain Mapping publishes peer-reviewed basic clinical technical and theoretical research in the interdisciplinary and rapidly expanding field of human brain mapping. The journal features research derived from non-invasive brain imaging modalities used to explore the spatial and temporal organization of the neural systems supporting human behavior. Imaging modalities of interest include positron emission tomography event-related potentials electro-and magnetoencephalography magnetic resonance imaging and single-photon emission tomography. Brain mapping research in both normal and clinical populations is encouraged. Article formats include original research clinical case reports technological developments theoretical articles and synthetic reviews. Technical advances such as novel brain imaging methods analyses for detecting or localizing neural activity synergistic uses of multiple imaging modalities strategies for the design of behavioral paradigms and neural-systems modeling are of particular interest. The journal endorses the propagation of methodological standards and will encourage database development in the field of human brain mapping.