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The search for a universal definition of death is a relatively new objective in human history, framed by complex biological, technological, and socio-political factors. While it is widely understood that “life” and “death” describe inverse states of being, what...

["Health Policy","Neurology","Ethical Issues","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2890v1
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Walking velocity is an important control variable in gait disorders due to sensory or cerebellar disfunction. Non-preferred walking speeds are closely linked to a higher risk of falls. A compensation strategy of patients to avoid these speed sectors can be assumed....

["Bioinformatics","Anatomy and Physiology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2545v1
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The study of subjective, first-person experience is a topic with both philosophical and practical implications. In this article, I discuss the value of collecting a critical mass of prose or verbal descriptions of introspectively determined, subjective effects...

["Toxicology","Evidence Based Medicine","Neurology","Pharmacology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2424v1
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Background: Astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas are two types of primary Central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Because of the cytoarchitectural variability and lacking of accurate differential diagnosis biomarkers, distinguishing between these neoplasms remains...

["Neuroscience","Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2179v1
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The autonomy of individuals is linked to the achievement of instrumental activities of daily living that require complex behavior. In elderly, the assessment of autonomy is usually based on questionnaires that have strong subjective constraints. Considering this...

["Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2111v1
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The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of Flash Visual Evoked Potentials (FVEPs) testing in birds of prey in a clinical setting and to describe the protocol and the baseline data for normal vision in this species. FVEP recordings were...

["Neuroscience","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1875v2
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Mild traumatic brain injury typically involves temporary impairment of neurological function. Previous studies used the water pressure or rotational injury for designing the device to make a rat mild traumatic brain injury model. The objective of this study was...

["Neuroscience","Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2037v1
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Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders, yet the etiology of the majority of its cases remains unknown. In this article, relevant published evidence is interpreted and integrated into a comprehensive hypothesis on the nature,...

["Cell Biology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1314v4
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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
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The present contribution reports direct numerical simulations of pulsatile flow through a 75% eccentric stenosis using the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM). The stenosis was previously studied by Varghese, Frankel, and Fischer in a benchmark computation, and the...

["Computational Biology","Neurology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1548v3
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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.1610v1
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Objectives: Previous studies have consistently shown increased rates of childhood adversity in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). However, such aetiopathogenic studies of CFS are potentially confounded by co-morbidity and misdiagnosis particularly with depression....

["Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1571v1
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In the current study, we investigated the relation between cognitive performance and heart rate variability in visuospatial working memory. We used a visuospatial working memory paradigm involving simultaneous encoding, maintenance, active manipulation and retrieval...

["Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1377v1
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Introduction The relationship between participant motion, demographic variables and MRI-derived morphometric estimates was investigated in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia. Participant motion was...

["Bioinformatics","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1363v1
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Transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) is one of the most widely implemented forms of non-invasive neuromodulation in basic and clinical neuroscience. Further, the use of tES by healthy populations for various purposes is growing widespread daily. The effects...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1097v2
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