Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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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.27228v3
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A process of interaction between objects and scene is widely investigated but much less attention is paid to the interaction between objects in multiple objects stimuli. In psychophysical experiment, we presented one, two, or three visual objects simultaneously...

["Biophysics","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26666v1
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When the task is reading nonwords aloud, skilled adult readers are very variable in the responses they produce: a nonword can evoke as many as 24 different responses in a group of such readers. Why is nonword reading so variable? We analysed a large database of...

["Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26647v1
296 downloads
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The capacity for language is one of the key features underlying the complexity of human cognition and its evolution. However, little is known about the neurobiological mechanisms that mediate normal or impaired linguistic ability. For developmental dyslexia, early...

["Developmental Biology","Genetics","Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Cognitive Disorders"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26637v1
387 downloads
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Background. Beyond its traditional uses in the Balkan area, Sideritis scardica (known as Greek mountain tea, Lamiaceae) is currently extensively investigated for its pharmacological activity in the central nervous system. Antidepressant, psychostimulating, cognition-enhancing...

["Cognitive Disorders","Drugs and Devices","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3483v1
1,041 downloads
3,219 views

Exposure to non-ionizing radiation used in wireless communication remains a contentious topic in the public mind - while the overwhelming scientific evidence to date suggests that microwave and radio frequencies used in modern communications are safe, public apprehension...

["Biophysics","Environmental Sciences","Cognitive Disorders","Oncology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3355v1
131 downloads
613 views

Background. It has been suggested that failure to establish cerebral lateralisation may be related to developmental language disorder (DLD). There has been weak support for any link with handedness, but more consistent reports of associations with functional brain...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3352v1
5,409 downloads
13,038 views

Background: Paediatric SLT roles often involve planning individualised intervention for specific children (provided directly by SLTs or indirectly through non-SLTs), working collaboratively with families and education staff and providing advice and training. A...

["Cognitive Disorders","Evidence Based Medicine","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2951v1
7,408 downloads
11,736 views

Background: Lack of agreement about criteria and terminology for children’s language difficulties affects access to services as well as hindering research and practice. We report the second phase of a study using an online Delphi method to address these issues....

["Cognitive Disorders","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2484v2
839 downloads
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While the term ‘‘psychopathy’’ is embedded with negativity, evidence points to the existence of another form of psychopathy, which involves adaptive traits such as stress and anxiety immunity, remarkable social skills, noteworthy leadership ability, and an absence...

["Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2081v3
343 downloads
457 views

Background. Firefighting requires tremendous cognitive demands including assessing emergency scenes, executing critical decisions, and situational awareness of their surroundings. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of differing rates of increasing...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2524v1
106 downloads
541 views

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
197 downloads
482 views

Introduction: The recent advances in consumer electronics paved the way for new approaches to neurophysiological evaluation at home. More specifically, the computing capabilities of state-of-the-art television sets and media centres may facilitate the introduction...

["Cognitive Disorders","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1602v2
114 downloads
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An abnormal polyglutamine (polyQ) expansion in the N-terminal fragment of the Huntingtin (Htt) protein leads to the devastating neurodegenerative disorder Huntington’s disease (HD). Htt is ubiquitous both at the tissue and subcellular levels and is fundamental...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Cognitive Disorders"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2148v1
344 downloads
455 views

Background. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder, marked by impairment in social communication and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. Accumulating data suggests that alterations in functional connectivity...

["Cognitive Disorders"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2060v1
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