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In a typical clinical gait analysis, the gait patterns of pathological individuals are commonly compared with the typically faster, comfortable pace of healthy subjects. However, due to potential bias related to gait speed, this comparison may not be valid. Publicly...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4640
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173 views

Objective The benefits of exercise on brain health is well known in aging and psychiatric populations. However, the relationship between habitual exercise in young and healthy adults remains unclear. This study explored the effects an eight-week exercise prescription...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4675
29 downloads
682 views

Online stabilization of human standing posture utilizes multisensory afferences (e.g., vision). Whereas visual feedback of spontaneous postural sway can stabilize postural control especially when observers concentrate on their body and intend to minimize postural...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4643
23 downloads
260 views

Background Trichotillomania (TTM) is an impulse control disorder characterized by repetitive hair pulling/trimming. Barbering behavior (BB) observed in laboratory animals is proposed as a model of TTM. The neurobiological basis of TTM is unclear, but involves striatal...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Pharmacology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4635
53 downloads
475 views

Dopamine receptors are integral membrane proteins whose endogenous ligand is dopamine. They play a fundamental role in the central nervous system and dysfunction of dopaminergic neurotransmission is responsible for the generation of a variety of neuropsychiatric...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4593
68 downloads
435 views

Background The spread of tumors through neural routes is common in several types of cancer in which patients suffer from a moderate-to-severe neuropathy, neural damage and a distorted quality of life. Here we aim to examine the expression profiles of transient...

["Molecular Biology","Neuroscience","Anesthesiology and Pain Management","Oncology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4622
34 downloads
195 views

Background Visuospatial processing requires wide distribution or narrow focusing of attention to certain regions in space. This mechanism is described by the zoom lens model and predicts an inverse correlation between the efficiency of processing and the size of...

["Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4538
54 downloads
277 views

Background The potent neurotoxins produced by the harmful algal bloom species Karenia brevis are activators of sodium voltage-gated channels (VGC) in animals, resulting in altered channel kinetics and membrane hyperexcitability. Recent biophysical and genomic evidence...

["Cell Biology","Marine Biology","Neuroscience","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4533
47 downloads
676 views

Background Past findings support a relationship between abnormalities in the amygdala and the presence of psychopathic traits. Among other genes and biomarkers relevant to the amygdala, norepinephrine and mineralocorticoid receptors might both play a role in psychopathy...

["Genetics","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4528
54 downloads
533 views

Background Previous studies have shown that the mammalian thalamus is a key structure for anesthesia-induced unconsciousness and anesthesia-awakening regulation. However, both the dynamic characteristics and probable lateralization of thalamic functioning during...

["Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4516
45 downloads
508 views

Visuotactile ventriloquism is a recently reported effect showing that somatotopic tactile representations (namely, representation of location along the surface of one’s arm) can be biased by simultaneous presentation of a visual stimulus in a spatial localization...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4504
1 citation
343 downloads
598 views

There is fundamental knowledge that during the resting state cerebral activity recorded by electroencephalography (EEG) is strongly modulated by the eyes-closed condition compared to the eyes-open condition, especially in the occipital lobe. However, little research...

["Neuroscience","Human\u2013Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4492
45 downloads
411 views

The eye movement system reacts very systematically to visual transients that are presented during the planning phase of a saccade. About 50 to 70 ms after the onset of a transient, the number of saccades that are started decreases, a phenomenon that has been termed...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4493
1 citation
103 downloads
707 views

Background EEG may be affected by artefacts hindering the analysis of brain signals. Data-driven methods like independent component analysis (ICA) are successful approaches to remove artefacts from the EEG. However, the ICA-based methods developed so far are often...

["Neuroscience","Neurology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4380
86 downloads
358 views

The toxicity of engineered nanoparticles remains a concern. The knowledge of biohazards associated with particular nanoparticles is crucial to make this cutting-edge technology more beneficial and safe. Here, we evaluated the toxicity of Ga2O3 nanoparticles (NPs),...

["Biochemistry","Neuroscience","Toxicology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4365

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