Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Background: Lack of agreement about criteria and terminology for children’s language difficulties affects access to services as well as hindering research and practice. We report the second phase of a study using an online Delphi method to address these issues....

["Cognitive Disorders","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2484v2
248 downloads
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While the term ‘‘psychopathy’’ is embedded with negativity, evidence points to the existence of another form of psychopathy, which involves adaptive traits such as stress and anxiety immunity, remarkable social skills, noteworthy leadership ability, and an absence...

["Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2081v3
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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
60 downloads
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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
152 downloads
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Introduction: The recent advances in consumer electronics paved the way for new approaches to neurophysiological evaluation at home. More specifically, the computing capabilities of state-of-the-art television sets and media centres may facilitate the introduction...

["Cognitive Disorders","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1602v2
72 downloads
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An abnormal polyglutamine (polyQ) expansion in the N-terminal fragment of the Huntingtin (Htt) protein leads to the devastating neurodegenerative disorder Huntington’s disease (HD). Htt is ubiquitous both at the tissue and subcellular levels and is fundamental...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Cognitive Disorders"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2148v1
131 downloads
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Background. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder, marked by impairment in social communication and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. Accumulating data suggests that alterations in functional connectivity...

["Cognitive Disorders"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2060v1
119 downloads
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Individuals with poor reading ability are at greater risk of educational and occupational difficulties. In addition to this, these individuals are also at greater risk of poor health outcomes, particularly mental health. At least some of this association may be...

["Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2062v1
199 downloads
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Background. Taking into account the high prevalence of mental disorders and the multiple barriers to the use of mental health services, new forms of fostering patient information, involvement, and self-management are needed to complement existing mental health...

["Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1867v2
815 downloads
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The receptive language measure information-carrying word (ICW) level is used extensively by speech and language therapists (SLTs) in the UK and Ireland. Despite this it has never been validated via its relationship to any other relevant measures. This study aims...

["Cognitive Disorders","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2040v1
776 downloads
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Delayed or impaired language development is a common developmental concern, yet there is little agreement about the criteria used to identify and classify language impairments in children. Children's language difficulties are at the interface between education,...

["Cognitive Disorders","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1986v1
115 downloads
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Language Impairment (LI) is a developmental disorder that mainly manifests impaired language learning and processing. Evidence, largely from English-speaking population studies, has shown that children with LI compared to typically developing (TD) children have...

["Cognitive Disorders","Neurology","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1675v1
58 downloads
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Social anxiety is an emotional disorder common to various populations around the world. The newly developed Self-Beliefs Related to Social Anxiety Scale (SBSA) aims to assess three kinds of self-beliefs through 15 items that include self-related cognitive factors...

["Cognitive Disorders","Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1358v1
125 downloads
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This study examines the role of the magnocellular system in the early stages of face perception, in particular sex categorization. Utilizing the specific property of magnocellular suppression in red light, we investigated visually guided reaching to low and high...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1295v1
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Evolutionary process has selected for inherently unstable physiological systems in higher animals that can react swiftly to patterns of threat or affordance, for example blood pressure and the immune response. However, these require ongoing strict regulation: unregulated...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1236v2
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