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A lot of literature show that social isolation stress could be a key reason that leads to cognitive deficits for both humans and rodent models; however, the detailed mechanisms are still not clear completely. ADAR1 (Adenosine deaminase acting on RNA) is an enzyme...

["Animal Behavior","Biochemistry","Neuroscience","Toxicology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1997v1
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Tethering a fly for stationary flight allows for exquisite control of its sensory input, such as visual or olfactory stimuli or a punishing infrared laser beam. A torque meter measures the turning attempts of the tethered fly around its vertical body axis. By punishing,...

["Entomology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1971
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As few real systems comprise indistinguishable units, diversity is a hallmark of nature. Diversity among interacting units shapes properties of collective behavior such as synchronization and information transmission. However, the benefits of diversity on information...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1912
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Melatonin is a key hormone in the regulation of circadian rhythms of vertebrates, including songbirds. Understanding diurnal melatonin fluctuations and being able to reverse or simulate natural melatonin levels are critical to investigating the influence of melatonin...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1939
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Background. Hand gestures play an important role in face-to-face communication. Although studies have shown that the mirror neuron system and the mentalizing system are involved in gesture comprehension, evidence of how the two systems are activated during gesture...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1975v1
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The assessment of active language lateralisation in infants and toddlers is challenging. It requires an imaging tool that is unintimidating, quick to setup, and robust to movement, in addition to an engaging and cognitively simple procedure that elicits language...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1939v2
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Little is known about the individual factors that predict outcomes in Internet-administered psychological treatments. We hypothesized that greater cognitive flexibility (i.e. the ability to simultaneously consider several concepts and tasks and switch effortlessly...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1934
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Harmine is a β-carboline alkaloid present at highest concentration in the psychotropic plant decoction Ayahuasca. In rodents, classical antidepressants reverse the symptoms of depression by stimulating neuronal proliferation. It has been shown that Ayahuasca presents...

["Cell Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1957v1
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Paclitaxel, a chemotherapeutic agent, causes neuropathic pain whose supraspinal pathophysiology is not fully understood. Dysregulation of sodium channel expression, studied mainly in the periphery and spinal cord level, contributes to the pathogenesis of neuropathic...

["Molecular Biology","Neuroscience","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1936v1
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Several investigations document altered emotion processing in opiate addiction. Nevertheless, the origin of this phenomenon remains unclear. Here we examined the role of alexithymia in the ability (i.e., number of errors—accuracy and reaction times—RTs) of thirty-one...

["Neuroscience","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1864
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Eye tracking has been used during face categorisation and identification tasks to identify perceptually salient facial features and infer underlying cognitive processes. However, viewing patterns are influenced by a variety of gaze biases, drawing fixations to...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1926v1
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Magicians use several techniques to deceive their audiences, including, for example, the misdirection of attention and verbal suggestion. We explored another potential stratagem, namely the relaxation of attention. Participants watched a video of a highly skilled...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1873
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257 views

Background. Soft tissue artifact (STA) is increasingly becoming a focus of research as the skin marker method is widely employed in motion capture technique. At present, medical imaging methods provide reliable ways to investigate the cervical STA. Among these...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Neurology","Orthopedics","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1893
102 downloads
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Recent work has led to the hypothesis that kisspeptin/neurokinin B/dynorphin (KNDy) neurons in the arcuate nucleus (ARC) play a key role in gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) pulse generation and gonadal steroid feedback, with kisspeptin driving GnRH release...

["Agricultural Science","Neuroscience","Veterinary Medicine","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1833
104 downloads
187 views

Background. The Barcelona Music Reward Questionnaire (BMRQ) questionnaire investigates the main facets of music experience that could explain the variance observed in how people experience reward associated with music. Currently, only English and Spanish versions...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Otorhinolaryngology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1760

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