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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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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
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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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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
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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
60 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
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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.26889v2
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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
39 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
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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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A striking feature of psychosis is the heterogeneity of the phenomenon.Presentations of psychosis vary from transient symptoms with no functional consequence in the general population to a tenacious illness on the other extreme, with a wide range of variable trajectories...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26713v1
46 downloads
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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
122 downloads
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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
117 downloads
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According to embodied and grounded theories concepts are grounded in sensorimotor systems. The majority of evidence supporting these views concerns concepts referring to objects or actions, while evidence on abstract concepts is more scarce. Explaining how abstract...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26559v2
2,030 downloads
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Autonomic systems in the human body are named for their operation outside of conscious control. One rare exception is voluntarily generated piloerection (VGP) – the conscious ability to cause goosebumps – whose physiological study in scientific history is confined...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26594v1
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