PeerJ PrePrints - where science is heading

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Background: Health related information and communication technology is globally an important and growing sector. With the promise of more efficient and cost-effective care, eHealth is becoming a key priority to address the current challenges faced by health systems...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1137v2

We investigated the interplay between overt prosodic cues and semantic cues on the structural interpretation of spoken sentences that permit either high- or low-attachment of a final relative clause. Prosodic cues were manipulated via the presence or absence of...

["Computational Linguistics","Natural Language and Speech"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1210v1
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Introduction: The value of tablet computer use in medical education is an area of considerable interest, with preliminary investigations showing that the majority of medical trainees feel that tablet computers added value to the curriculum. This study investigated...

["Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.977v3

Background: In the daily operation of X-ray machine, radiation technologists need to have direct close contact with patients with known or potential infectious disease, resulting in environmental contamination by pathogens if hand hygiene was not properly observed....

["Bioengineering","Kinesiology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1209v1

The use of species distribution models’ (SDM) is limited by its performance in terms of accuracy, precision, or the spatial distribution of model errors. Despite the wide acceptance of some standard statistics used to evaluate SDM, there is currently a strong on-going...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1208v1
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For this initial work, we shall focus on introducing a biological model for utilization [mainly] as a descriptive framework on which future analyses will be based. The model includes a definition of a biological systems as a composite of properties that occupy...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1148v3

Counterintuitively, unstable control systems can allow extremely rapid responses that may be strongly selected by evolutionary process. Application of an information bottleneck iteration to the Data Rate Theorem -- taking the minimum necessary rate of control information...

["Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1207v1
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Purpose: This study identified the effect of occupational dysfunction on psychological factors of stress response, burnout syndrome, and depression in healthcare workers.Method: Three cross sectional studies were conducted to assess the following relations: 1)...

["Epidemiology","Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1206v1
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Stream classification provides a means to understand the diversity and distribution of channels and floodplains that occur across a landscape while drawing linkages between geomorphic form and process. Accordingly, stream classification is frequently employed as...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.885v2
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By analysing species differences in brain and behaviour, comparative neuroscience & psychology can help to understand the nature and mechanisms of behaviour. The task is enormously complex due to the number of dimensions onto which species can differ. In addition,...

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1205v1
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BACKGROUND: The ischemic damage of the sinus node (SN) is a well known cause of cardiac arrhythmias and can be a consequence of any flow abnormality in the sinus node artery (SNA). Accordingly we aimed this retrospective study to: 1. evaluate the suitability of...

["Cardiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Hematology","Internal Medicine","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1204v1
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Introduction: Frequent presenters (FPs) to the Emergency Department (ED) have been studied heavily in international literature. Many studies suggest that maintaining services for this cohort of patients is wasteful and detracts from the needs of nonfrequent presenters....

["Emergency and Critical Care","Epidemiology","Health Policy","Nursing","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1000v2
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Embodied awareness is the pervasive, multimodal self-awareness that is thought to form the foundation of emotion. This awareness was recently proposed to rely on the anterior insular cortex (AIC) comparing expected and actual bodily signals arising in prefrontal...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1203v1
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Background: Diabetes mellitus is increasing worldwide, especially in developing countries, as a consequence of urbanization. The use of the Internet and mobile service are increasing as well. The independent use of the Internet and mobile technologies by the patients...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1111v2
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After a 40-year hiatus, the question of whether psychedelics can increase creativity is being asked with renewed vigor. This article critically reviews the conceptual issues of studying psychedelic-induced creativity by summarizing the limited evidence on the question...

["Pharmacology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1202v1

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