BRAIN. Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience

BRAIN. BROAD RESEARCH IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND NEUROSCIENCE wishes to create links between researchers from apparently different scientific fields, such as Computer Science and Neurology, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Sciences, and Neurosciences, that can intersect in the study of the brain and its intelligent functions. 

We are planning to put out a new issue of Volume 9, issue 2, in April-May 2018. You are invited to write on any topic of our journal. 

You may submit your work to The deadline for sending articles is the 20th of March, 2018. 

Starting with the 1st volume (the year 2010), our journal has been included in the new Master Journal List of Thomson Reuters. You can find us in the new Emerging Sources Citation Index (part of Web of Science) at this link:


Below you can see a screen capture with our last papers, indexed in Web of Science (december 2017):

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A Critical Analysis of Mobile Applications for Learning. Study Case: Virtual Campus App

During the last years, the worldwide education has been challenged and innovated by the online and blended learning approaches, and the openness towards Social Media (SM), Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). University Politehnica of Timisoara, Romania is one of the pioneering higher education institution in the country, adopting an open
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Towards a MOOC-related Strategy in Romania

A purpose of this paper is to present and discuss the status of Open Education (OE) in Romania, with a focus on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) initiatives in the country. Based on the Open Education activity research in Europe, we also highlight a number of significant OE initiatives and policies which may provide effective
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Assessment of the Contributions and Psychological Damages of Technology to the Education at Schools by the Individuals in These Schools

The technology and innovations that it has provided have begun to show their effect on education too as in all other fields of life. Benefiting from the technological innovations in the field of education in developing world will increase students’ compliance to the changing life conditions. Besides that, individuals who have learnt to use technology
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The Level of Proficiency Of Special Education Teachers and their Opinions on Instructional Technologies

In this study, the aim is to determine the proficiency of special education teachers in terms of using instructional technologies in the TRNC. A total of 80 special education teachers from rehabilitation institutes in Famagusta, Kyrenia, and Nicosia participated in this study in the 2016–2017 education year, of whom 45 were women and 45 were
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How MOOCs Support Collaborative and Conflict management in Schools

Information technology plays a great role to provide the importance of sharing, exchanging knowledge for the development of people and institutions. In this respect, it is crucial to underline the significance of information technology in personal and institutional development. As information technology fosters the context of collaboration, schools have started to revamp their management practices
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The Impact of Teaching Critical Thinking on Iranian Students’ Writing Performance and Their Critical Thinking Dispositions

This study was intended to investigate the effectiveness of teaching critical thinking on students’ writing performance and their critical thinking dispositions. To this end, 140 students were selected. 73 students were assigned to the experimental group and 67 were assigned to the control group. The experimental group received instruction in critical thinking strategies whereas the
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Success in Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning: Indicators of Effectiveness

Mobile and ubiquitous learning has been a key focus in e-learning and practising broadly worldwide. Among the research publications in this area, a majority of them focused on evaluating the effectiveness of relevant practices and reported positive outcomes. To interpret such results, the contexts in which mobile devices were used for learning and the indicators
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Intention Reconsideration in Wumpus World And Intentional Inference in Adolescents

Adolescence is usually described as a period of search for sensations, great impulsivity, and risky behavior. How can this circumstance affect the intentional inference of adolescents who have to reconsider their intentions after performing a task? In this article we show that adolescents who had seen a very cautious agent acting in a Classic Wumpus
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Attention as a Source of Variation in SLA

Learner differences in the field of  could be studied from different perspectives. The reason lies in the fact that each individual is unique considering cognitive, affective and socio-cultural factors. One of the considerations in the field of individual differences is the role of attention and its different degrees in the process of language learning. This
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BRAINews: SMART 2018 International conference


SMART 2018 – Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching is an international conference, which will be held in Bacau and Iasi, Romania, between June 7 and June 10, 2017. This year, the conference will focus on three major themes:

  • artificial intelligence
  • neuroscience
  • cognitive sciences

All papers will be published in BRAIN journal, indexed by Thomson-Reuters, in Web of Science.


  • December 15, 2018: submission of abstracts and intentions of participation
  • February 15, 2018: submission of full papers, by e-mail to smart2018 AT edusoft DOT ro
  • March 15, 2018: notification of acceptance
  • April 15, 2018: registration
  • May 5, 2018: Later registration – each author will register as being from developed country
  • May 15, 2018: submission of final version of the papers
  • June 7-10″: days of the conference

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Important about BRAIN: Indexing


Our journal is currently indexed/listed in the following indexing services and international databases:

Some universities and organizations list our journal in their online libraries:
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Vol 9, No 2 (2018): BRAIN vol. 9, issue 2, May 2018

BRAIN vol. 9, issue 2, May 2018

Table of Contents


Bogdan Patrut
pp. 1-5
Özkan Ünsal, Tuncay Yiğit
pp. 6-21
Omer Deperlioglu
pp. 22-33
Kishor Datta Gupta, Sajib Sen
pp. 34-44
Yangyuan Li
pp. 45-62
Hassan Soleimani, Parisa Arabloo
pp. 63-70
Marta Gimunová, Martin Zvonař, Zdenko Reguli, Pavel Ventruba, Pavel Ružbarský, Igor Duvač, Peter Šagat, Gheorghe Balint
pp. 71-76
Laszlo Barna Iantovics, Adrian Gligor, Muaz A. Niazi, Anna Iuliana Biro, Sandor Miklos Szilagyi, Daniel Tokody
pp. 77-94
Ionela Maniu, George Maniu, Cristina Dospinescu, Gabriela Visa
pp. 95-103
Gabriela Marcu
pp. 104-109
Ana Iolanda Voda, Laura Diana Radu
pp. 110-127
Rahim Pendar, Raheleh Azarmehr, Nasrin Shokrpour, Ali Taghinezhad, Mahboobeh Azadikhah, Hoda Nourinezhad
pp. 128-138
Fateme Zare Mehrjardi, Mehdi Rezaeian
pp. 139-154
Kieran Greer
pp. 155-167
Jun Pan, Billy Tak Ming Wong
pp. 168-176
Manana Chumburidze, David Lekveishvili, Elza Bitsadze
pp. 177-183
Utku Köse
pp. 184-197
Sabah Manfi Redha
pp. 198-214
Bogdan Patrut
pp. 215-219