Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background In humans, the thumb plays a crucial role in producing finger opposition movements. These movements form the basis of several activities of the hand. Hence these movements have been used to study phenomena like prehension, motor control, motor learning,...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5763
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Background The ability to jump has been related to muscle strength and power, speed and amplitude of the lower limbs movements, and specifically for the elderly, the vertical jump has been shown to be a good predictor of functional capacity and risk of falling....

["Geriatrics","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5804
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Background Objective assessments of sedentary behavior and physical activity (PA) by using accelerometer-based wearable devices are ever expanding, given their importance in the global context of health maintenance. This study aimed to determine the reliability...

["Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5775
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391 views

Background One of the mechanisms responsible for enhancing muscular hypertrophy is the high metabolic stress associated with a reduced muscular oxygenation occurring during exercise, which can be achieved by reducing the speed of movement. Studies have tested that...

["Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5704
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311 views

Background This study aimed to investigate whether performance in a multiple object tracking (MOT) task could be improved incrementally with sports expertise, and whether differences between experienced and less experienced athletes, or non-athletes, were modulated...

["Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5732
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Background Bone strength is developed through a combination of the size and shape (architecture) of a bone as well as the bone’s material properties; and therefore, no one outcome variable can measure a positive or negative adaptation in bone. Skeletal robusticity...

["Anthropology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5550
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327 views

Background Response inhibition is associated with successful sporting performance. However, research on response inhibition in athletes from open-skill sports has mainly focused on a consciously triggered variety; little is known about open-skill athletes’ response...

["Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5548
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264 views

Background Despite the increasing popularity of exergame practice and its promising benefits in counteracting physical inactivity, limited research has been performed to document the physiological responses during an exergame session. This study aims (i) to investigate...

["Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5574
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Background Previous research suggests motion induced fatigue contributes to significant performance degradation and is likely related to a higher incidence of accidents and injuries. However, the exact effect of continuous multidirectional platform perturbations...

["Biophysics","Kinesiology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5439
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354 views

Background Both motor imagery (MI) and motor execution (ME) can facilitate motor cortical excitability. Although cortical excitability is modulated by intracortical inhibitory and excitatory circuits in the human primary motor cortex, it is not clear which intracortical...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5588
85 downloads
431 views

Background Normative foot kinematic and kinetic data with different walking speeds will benefit rehabilitation programs and improving gait performance. The purpose of this study was to analyze foot kinematics and kinetics differences between slow walking (SW),...

["Bioinformatics","Kinesiology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5517
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Background This research compared accelerometry (ACC)-derived and muscle electromyography (EMG)-based estimates of physical activity (PA) and sedentary time in typical PA tasks and during the daily lives of children. Methods Data was included from two exploratory...

["Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5437
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310 views

Background The independent effects of hypohydration and hyperthermia on cognition and mood is unclear since the two stresses often confound each other. Further, it is unknown if obese individuals have the same impairments during hyperthermia and hypohydration that...

["Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5394
57 downloads
395 views

Background The objective of this study was to evaluate the changes of the median nerve cross-sectional area (MNCSA) and diameters of the median nerve at different finger postures and wrist angles. Methods Twenty-five healthy male participants were recruited in...

["Kinesiology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5406
82 downloads
437 views

Background Following active muscle lengthening, there is an increase in steady-state isometric force as compared with a purely isometric contraction at the same muscle length and level of activation. This fundamental property of skeletal muscle is known as residual...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5421

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