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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex psychological condition characterised by affective instability, cognitive impairment, problematic behaviours and social dysfunction. Due to the variability in symptomatic profiles, efforts have recently been directed...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27414v1
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Introduction Social isolation induces depressive-like behavior in animals and humans by impacting RNA editing, but the detailed mechanisms are still unknown. The purpose of this study was to explore how an ADAR1 (RNA-editing enzyme) inducer and inhibitor may impact...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Zoology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27413v1
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Background. Adopting expansive versus constrictive postures related to high versus low levels of social power has been suggested to induce changes in testosterone and cortisol levels, and thereby to mimic hormonal correlates of dominance behavior. However, these...

["Anthropology","Anatomy and Physiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27389v1
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Sustainability goals are seeking to jointly improve environmental conditions and the well-being of society. Yet achieving both environmental and human well-being goals remains challenging because improving the material well-being of people can often mean increasing...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27375v1
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Background. Despite its well-known importance in sports, agility is ambiguously defined and lack of research. Shuttle Run (SR) challenges physical quickness and is commonly used to improve the on-court agility of badminton players. In contrast, Reactive Initiation...

["Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27359v1
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We argue that classic economic games and their more recent extensions should continue to play a role in fieldworkers’ methodological toolkits. Economic games are not replacements for observational and self-report studies of behavior, but rather complements to them:...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27355v1
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Crowding research has become a hotbed of vision research and some fundamentals are now widely agreed upon. It is highly likely that you would agree with the following statements. 1) Bouma’s Law can be sensibly stated as saying that ‘critical distance for crowding...

["Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Ophthalmology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27353v1
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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) – the sensory phenomenon experienced by some people in response to visual and auditory stimuli such as whispering – has attracted substantial public attention but is not yet well-understood or well-established within...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27303v1
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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.26889v3
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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
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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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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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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
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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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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
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