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Physiological mechanisms for passive and active transmembrane transport have been theoretically described using many different approaches. A generic formulation for both passive and active transmembrane transport, is derived from basic thermodynamical principles...

["Biophysics","Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1312v8
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The variation between the actual and perceived lightness of a stimulus has strong dependency on its background, a phenomena commonly known as lightness induction in the literature of visual neuroscience and psychology. For instance, a gray patch may perceptually...

["Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26831v1
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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
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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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The ability of vertebrates to generate rhythm within their spinal neural networks is essential for walking, running, and other rhythmic behaviors. The central pattern generator (CPG) network responsible for these behaviors is well-characterized with experimental...

["Animal Behavior","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26734v1
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Background. Brain function requires a coordinated flow of information among functionally specialized areas. Quantitative methods provide a multitude of metrics to quantify the oscillatory interactions measured by invasive or non-invasive recording techniques. Granger...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26703v1
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Emotion expression encompasses various types of information, including face and eye movement, voice and body motion. Most of the studies in automated affective recognition use faces as stimuli, less often they include speech and even more rarely gestures. Emotions...

["Neuroscience","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26688v1
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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
157 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
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Swimming activity of the sea urchin larva depends on ciliary beating primarily in the circumoral ciliary band (CB) and is regulated by several neurotransmitters, such as 5HT, dopamine and -aminobutyric acid (GABA). Accordingly, the larval swimming activity is severely...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26625v1
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Lesion of the dopaminergic neurons of the nigrostriatal system is a key feature of Parkinson's disease (PD). Alpha-synuclein is a protein that is a major component of Lewy bodies, histopathological hallmarks of PD, and is involved in regulation of dopamine (DA)...

["Developmental Biology","Neuroscience","Neurology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26547v1
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Background and Objective: Clinical and experimental observations emphasize the role of inflammation as a direct risk factor for stroke. To better characterize the inflammation, we have conducted a detailed histological analysis of the inflammatory cell population...

["Neuroscience","Pathology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26510v1
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Animals sense an enormous number of cues in their environments, and, over time, can form memories and associations to some of these. The nervous system remarkably maintains the specificity of memory to each of the cues. Here we asked whether the nematode Caenorhabditis...

["Animal Behavior","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26451v1
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Parkinson’s disease is a widespread condition caused by degeneration of dopamine neurons in the midbrain. A number of proteins are known to be important to signalling mechanisms present in the midbrain during natural dopamine neuron development, and may be utilised...

["Bioinformatics","Developmental Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26443v2
198 downloads
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In a recent paper, Joseph and colleagues (Joseph et al., 2017) have characterized the selective sucrose receptor IR60b in Drosophila, and proposed that it serves to limit sucrose consumption, and thus to prevent overfeeding. Here, we propose an alternative hypothesis...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3511v1
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