Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Depression and major depressive disorder affect 25% of the population. First line treatment utilizing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have met with limited success due to well-recognized negative side effects which include weight gain...

["Microbiology","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6199
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Background Thermal stimulation has been proposed as a modality to facilitate motor recovery in neurological populations, such as stroke. Recently (Ansari, Remaud & Tremblay, 2018), we showed that application of cold or warm stimuli distally to a single digit produced...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6163
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Background Balance control has been shown to play a fundamental role both in everyday life and many athletic activities. An important component of balance control is the somatosensory information gained from muscle spindles and Golgi tendon organs. The changes...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6108
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Perceptual-motor learning describes the process of improving the smoothness and accuracy of movements. Intentional binding (IB) is a phenomenon whereby the length of time between performing a voluntary action and the production of a sensory outcome during perceptual-motor...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6066
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Background The human hand can perform a range of manipulation tasks, from holding a pen to holding a hammer. The central nervous system (CNS) uses different strategies in different manipulation tasks based on task requirements. Attempts to compare postures of the...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6078
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Movement in Parkinson’s disease (PD) is fragmented, and the patients depend on visual information in their behavior. This suggests that the patients may have deficits in internally monitoring their own movements. Internal monitoring of movements is assumed to rely...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6038
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It has been proposed that the brain processes quantities such as space, size, number, and other magnitudes using a common neural metric, and that this common representation system reflects a direct link to motor control, because the integration of spatial, temporal,...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6026
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Multimodal imaging enables sensitive measures of the architecture and integrity of the human brain, but the high-dimensional nature of advanced brain imaging features poses inherent challenges for the analyses and interpretations. Multivariate age prediction reduces...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5908
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Gammatones have had a long history in auditory studies, and recent theoretical work suggests they may play an important role in cochlear mechanics as well. Following this lead, the present paper takes five examples of basilar membrane impulse responses and uses...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience","Otorhinolaryngology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6016
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Many experiments have demonstrated that the rhythms in the brain influence the initial perceptual information processing. We investigated whether the alternation rate of the perception of a Necker cube depends on the frequency and duration of a flashing Necker...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6011
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Background This study assessed whether serum lipid levels are associated with the risk of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) and functional outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke after receiving intravenous thrombolysis. Methods We retrospectively...

["Neuroscience","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6021
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Background The effects of resistance training on a muscle’s neural, architectural, and mechanical properties are well established. However, whether resistance training can positively change the coordination of multiple motor elements in the control of a well-defined...

["Biophysics","Neuroscience","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6010
63 downloads
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Background Cognitive dysfunction in fibromyalgia (FM) encompasses objective cognitive difficulties, as measured in neuropsychological tests, and self-reported cognitive complaints. Although it has been suggested that FM patients display problems in working memory,...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology","Rheumatology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5907
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This study investigated the potential role of sex and handedness on the performance of a computerised Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) in healthy participants by applying functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). We demonstrated significant (p < 0.05) sex-related...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5890
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Objective A putative relationship between markers for the serotonin system and the personality scale self-transcendence (ST) and its subscale spiritual acceptance (SA) has been demonstrated in a previous PET study of 5-HT1A receptor binding in healthy control subjects....

["Biochemistry","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5790

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