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The main function of brains is to generate adaptive behavior. Far from being the stereotypical, robot-like insect, the fruit fly Drosophila exhibits astounding flexibility and chooses different courses of actions even under identical external circumstances. Due...

["Animal Behavior","Genetics","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2491v1
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As such, video games are enjoyed most when the level and speed of the game match the players’ skills. An optimal balance between challenges and skills triggers the subjective experience of “flow”, a focused motivation leading to a feeling of spontaneous joy. Here...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2482v1
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Increasingly complex data sets are needed to fully understand the complexity in behavior. Credit card sized single-board computers with multi-core CPUs are an attractive platform for designing devices capable of collecting multi-dimensional behavioral data. To...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2435v1
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The successful navigation of social interactions depends on a range of cognitive faculties – including the ability to achieve joint attention with others to share information and experiences. We investigated the influence that intention monitoring processes have...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2410v1
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The ability to control the activity of specific neurons in freely behaving animals provides an effective way to probe the contributions of neural circuits to behavior. Wide interest in studying principles of neural circuit function using the fruit fly Drosophila...

["Animal Behavior","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2354v2
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As space flight becomes more accessible in the future, humans will be exposed to gravity conditions other than our 1G environment on Earth. Changes in physiology and anatomy in altered gravity conditions have long been observed, especially the loss of muscle mass...

["Developmental Biology","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2363v1
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The growth of the software industry has gone hand in hand with the development of tools and cultural practices for ensuring the reliability of complex pieces of software. These tools and practices are now acknowledged to be essential to the management of modern...

["Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1315v2
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Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and their receptors (FGFRs) have numerous functions in the developing and adult CNS. For example, the FGFR1 receptor is important for proliferation of radial glial cells in the cortex and hippocampus, oligodendrocyte proliferation...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2343v1
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Myelin is a critical component of the nervous system and a major contributor to contrast in Magnetic Resonance (MR) images. However the precise contribution of myelination to multiple MR modalities is still under debate. The cuprizone mouse is a well established...

["Neuroscience","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2323v1
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How does nonhuman primate innovation compare to our own? Many primates innovate, for example to get otherwise inaccessible food or to increase their social standing, and nonhuman primate innovation can be broken into three component steps. It begins with the initial...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2276v1
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Flies use specialized photoreceptors R7 and R8 in the dorsal rim area (DRA) to detect skylight polarization. R7 and R8 form a tiered waveguide (rhabdom) with R7 on top, filtering light delivered to R8. We examine how the division of a given resource, rhabdom length,...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2192v1
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Background: Astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas are two types of primary Central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Because of the cytoarchitectural variability and lacking of accurate differential diagnosis biomarkers, distinguishing between these neoplasms remains...

["Neuroscience","Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2179v1
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The goal of this study was to create a public data set with results of qualitative and quantitative evaluations related to human balance. Subject’s balance was evaluated by posturography using a force platform and by the Mini Balance Evaluation Systems Tests. In...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2162v1
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Systematic studies of micronutrients during brain formation are hindered by restrictions to animal models and adult post-mortem tissues. Recently, advances in stem cell biology have enabled recapitulation of the early stages of human telencephalon development....

["Developmental Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2126v1
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N-Acetyl-p-Aminophenol (APAP), aka acetaminophen, is the most commonly used over-the counter analgesic and antipyretic medication. However, its overdose leads to both liver and kidney damage. APAP-induced toxicity is considered as one of the primary causes of acute...

["Food Science and Technology","Neuroscience","Toxicology","Pathology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2063v1
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