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Paternity uncertainty has proven to be a robust ultimate hypothesis for predicting the higher investment in grandchildren observed among maternal grandparents compared to that of the paternal grandparents. Yet, the proximate mechanisms for generating such preferred...

["Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27278v1
37 downloads
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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
66 downloads
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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
490 downloads
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Background: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive neuromodulatory technique that has shown encouraging results regarding performance improvement of normal subjects in tests of executive functions. Moreover, when applied repeatedly in...

["Clinical Trials","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1610v2
192 downloads
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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
78 downloads
152 views

High variability training has been found more effective than low variability training in learning various non-native phonetic contrasts. However, little research has considered whether this applies to the learning of tone contrasts. The only two relevant studies...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27063v1
54 downloads
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One purpose of wikis is the collaborative generation of content. During creation processes, controversies between authors emerge that they discuss on the article's talk page. Research suggests that controversies based on opposing points of view and contradictory...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27018v1
68 downloads
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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
106 downloads
182 views

Women in denial of pregnancy remain unaware of their gravid state. Typically women in labor present to emergency units while attributing their pain to unrelated causes. In higher risk cases, women experience unassisted delivery in a non-hospital setting. In concealment...

["Evolutionary Studies","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26979v1
69 downloads
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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
115 downloads
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Bacground. The issue with most studies concerned with mate selection preferences in humans is that they rely on declarations and rational actions of experimental subjects, which are affected by their pre-conceived opinions and prejudices. Moreover, current research...

["Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26958v1
106 downloads
407 views

The observation that monkeys appear to make transitive inferences has been taken as evidence of their ability to form and manipulate mental representations. However, alternative explanations have been proposed arguing that transitive inference performance based...

["Animal Behavior","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26889v2
165 downloads
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The material-weight illusion (MWI) is one example in a class of weight perception illusions that seem to defy principled explanation. In this illusion, when an observer lifts two objects of the same size and mass, but that appear to be made of different materials,...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26825v1
49 downloads
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Many experiments have demonstrated that the rhythms in the brain influence an initial information processing. We investigated whether the alternation rate of the perception of a Necker cube depended on the degree of synchronization between two streams of spikes,...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26778v1
182 downloads
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There are numerous models for affective states classification and social behavior description. Despite proving their reliability, some of these classifications turn out to be redundant, while others — insufficient for certain practical purposes. In this paper we...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26729v1
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