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Crowding research has become a hotbed of vision research and some fundamentals are now widely agreed upon. You would agree with the following statements – wouldn’t you? 1) Bouma’s Law can be sensibly stated as saying that ‘critical distance for crowding is about...

["Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Ophthalmology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27250v1
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Optogenetics is revolutionizing neuroscience but an often neglected effect of light stimulation of the brain is the generation of heat. In extreme cases, light-generated heat kills neurons but mild temperature changes alter neuronal function. In this work, we investigated...

["Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27248v1
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Possible combinations of inputs in the order of 10100 can fire (axonal spike or action potential) a neuron that has nearly 104 inputs (dendritic spines). This extreme degeneracy of inputs that can fire a neuron is associated with significant loss of information...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27228v2
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In the fifty years since Evarts first recorded single neurons in motor cortex of behaving monkeys, great effort has been devoted to understanding their relation to movement. Yet these single neurons exist within a vast network, the nature of which has been largely...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27217v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27194v1
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Human body sense is surprisingly flexible – precisely administered multisensory stimulation may result in the illusion that an external object is part of one’s body. There seems to be a general consensus that there are certain top-down constraints on which objects...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27136v1
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The ability of vertebrates to generate rhythm within their spinal neural networks is essential for walking, running, and other rhythmic behaviors. The central pattern generator (CPG) network responsible for these behaviors is well-characterized with experimental...

["Animal Behavior","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26734v2
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The success of personalized medicine does not only rely on methodological advances but also on the availability of data to learn from. While the generation and sharing of large data sets is becoming increasingly easier, there is a remarkable lack of diversity within...

["Genomics","Neuroscience","Ethical Issues","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27079v1
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Introduction: Sleep scoring is an important step in the treatment of sleep disorders. Manual annotation of sleep stages is time-consuming and experience-relevant and, therefore, needs to be done using machine learning techniques. methods: Sleep-edf polysomnography...

["Bioinformatics","Neuroscience","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27020v1
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Background The Human hand can perform a range of manipulation tasks, from holding a pen to holding a hammer. Central Nervous System (CNS) uses different strategies in different manipulation tasks based on task requirements. Several attempts to compare postures...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3080v2
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A simulation based study on model fitting for sensory neurons from stimulus/response data is presented. The employed model is a continuous time recurrent neural network (CTRNN) which is a member of models with known universal approximation features. This feature...

["Computational Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27015v1
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Background. Human multitasking is typically defined as the practice of performing more than one task at the same time (dual-task) or rapidly alternating between multiple tasks (task switching). The majority of research in multitasking has been focusing on individual...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27010v1
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GDF11, a member of TGF-β superfamily, has recently received widespread attention as a novel anti-ageing/rejuvenation factor to reverse age-related dysfunctions in heart and skeletal muscle, and to induce angiogenesis and neurogenesis. However, these positive effects...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Neuroscience","Evidence Based Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27003v1
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Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a common cause of premature death amongst epilepsy patients. It is hypothesized to result from cardiorespiratory dysfunction, but the exact aetiology is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine if functional...

["Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26999v1
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Identifying the best framework for two-choice decision-making has been a goal of psychology theory for many decades (Bohil, Szalma, & Hancock, 2015; Macmillan & Creelman, 1991). There are two main candidates: the theory of signal detectability (TSD) (Swets, Tanner...

["Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26978v1
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