Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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In recent years, with the emergence of relatively inexpensive and accessible virtual reality technologies, it is now possible to deliver compelling and realistic simulations of human-to-human interaction. Neuroimaging studies have shown that, when participants...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3018v1
104 downloads
504 views

The involvement of the right and left hemispheres in mediating language functions has been measured in a variety of ways over the centuries since the relative dominance of the left hemisphere was first known. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) presents...

["Neuroscience","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2962v2
728 downloads
3,637 views

Background: Paediatric SLT roles often involve planning individualised intervention for specific children (provided directly by SLTs or indirectly through non-SLTs), working collaboratively with families and education staff and providing advice and training. A...

["Cognitive Disorders","Evidence Based Medicine","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2951v1
60 downloads
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Background. High talker variability (i.e. multiple voices in the input) has been found effective in training non-native phonetic contrasts in adults. A small number of studies suggest that children also benefit from high-variability phonetic training with some...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2870v2
58 downloads
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the effects of the achievement motive on important variables such as the purpose in life and social participation with objective physical functions in predicting within-person fluctuations and between-person...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2801v1
3,072 downloads
7,307 views

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
442 downloads
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This study was conducted to investigate the theory of dual coding on remembering words, by testing whether concrete words are better recalled than abstract words. A total of 298 (from Asian ethnicity) participants took part in this study. The participants were...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2719v1
140 downloads
493 views

Measurement of pupil size (pupillometry) has recently gained renewed interest from psychologists, but there is little agreement on how pupil-size data is best analyzed. Here we focus on one aspect of pupillometric analyses: baseline correction, that is, analyzing...

["Neuroscience","Ophthalmology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2725v1
291 downloads
684 views

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
496 downloads
743 views

A novel model is presented to explain human social behavior. In recent years, a cephalo-caudal directionality to behavior has been reported in a few mammals including rodents, cattle and cats. This model shows how complex human behavior also follows this rule of...

["Animal Behavior","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.127v3
237 downloads
658 views

Misconceptions about the assumptions behind the standard linear regression model are widespread and dangerous. These lead to using linear regression when inappropriate, and to employing alternative procedures with less statistical power when unnecessary. Our systematic...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2602v1
147 downloads
548 views

Humans are highly adept at categorizing visual stimuli, but studies of human categorization are typically validated by verbal reports. This makes it difficult to perform comparative studies of categorization using non-human animals. Interpretation of comparative...

["Animal Behavior","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.967v3
402 downloads
356 views

Background: Although Perceived Stress Scale (PSS, Cohen, Kamarack, Mermelstein, 1983) has been validated and widely used in many domains, there is still no validation in sports by comparing athletes and non-athletes and examining related psychometric indices. Purpose:...

["Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2268v2
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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
126 downloads
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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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