Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Background. Bax Inhibitor-1 (BI-1), an integral transmembrane protein, acts as a suppressor of Bax-induced apoptosis through regulation of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced cell death. The gene is highly conserved being found in a diverse range of organisms...

["Cell Biology","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2548v1
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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
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Major risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases share brain hypometabolism as one common outcome. In turn, many neurodegenerative pathologies result in brain hypometabolism; both epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease are characterised by disruptions in glucose metabolism....

["Neuroscience","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2521v1
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The purpose of the study was to investigate the characteristics of the attentional network in college table tennis athletes. A total of 65 college students categorized as table tennis athlete group or non-athlete group participated in the study. All participants...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2508v1
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The main function of brains is to generate adaptive behavior. Far from being the stereotypical, robot-like insect, the fruit fly Drosophila exhibits astounding flexibility and chooses different courses of actions even under identical external circumstances. Due...

["Animal Behavior","Genetics","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2491v1
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As such, video games are enjoyed most when the level and speed of the game match the players’ skills. An optimal balance between challenges and skills triggers the subjective experience of “flow”, a focused motivation leading to a feeling of spontaneous joy. Here...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2482v1
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Increasingly complex data sets are needed to fully understand the complexity in behavior. Credit card sized single-board computers with multi-core CPUs are an attractive platform for designing devices capable of collecting multi-dimensional behavioral data. To...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2435v1
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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
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The ability to control the activity of specific neurons in freely behaving animals provides an effective way to probe the contributions of neural circuits to behavior. Wide interest in studying principles of neural circuit function using the fruit fly Drosophila...

["Animal Behavior","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2354v2
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As space flight becomes more accessible in the future, humans will be exposed to gravity conditions other than our 1G environment on Earth. Changes in physiology and anatomy in altered gravity conditions have long been observed, especially the loss of muscle mass...

["Developmental Biology","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2363v1
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The growth of the software industry has gone hand in hand with the development of tools and cultural practices for ensuring the reliability of complex pieces of software. These tools and practices are now acknowledged to be essential to the management of modern...

["Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1315v2
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Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and their receptors (FGFRs) have numerous functions in the developing and adult CNS. For example, the FGFR1 receptor is important for proliferation of radial glial cells in the cortex and hippocampus, oligodendrocyte proliferation...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2343v1
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Myelin is a critical component of the nervous system and a major contributor to contrast in Magnetic Resonance (MR) images. However the precise contribution of myelination to multiple MR modalities is still under debate. The cuprizone mouse is a well established...

["Neuroscience","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2323v1
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Synapsida, the clade including therapsids and thus also mammals, is one of the two major branches of amniotes. Organismal design, with modularity as a concept, offers insights into the evolution of therapsids, a group that experienced profound anatomical transformations...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Paleontology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2313v1
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How does nonhuman primate innovation compare to our own? Many primates innovate, for example to get otherwise inaccessible food or to increase their social standing, and nonhuman primate innovation can be broken into three component steps. It begins with the initial...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2276v1
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