Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Urban forests can attract visitors by the function of well-being improvement, which can be evaluated by analyzing the big-data from the social networking services (SNS). In this study, 935 facial images of visitors to nine urban forest parks were screened and downloaded...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Biosphere Interactions","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3424v1
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Language and music are peculiar human behaviors. We spend a large portion of our lives speaking, reading, processing speech, performing music and listening to tunes. At the same time, we still know very little as to why and how these structured behaviors emerged...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3366v1
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Structural equation modeling (SEM) is an important research tool, both for path-based model specification, common in the social sciences, and also matrix-based models in heavy use in behavior genetics. We developed umx to give more immediate access, concise syntax...

["Genetics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3354v1
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Background. It has been suggested that failure to establish cerebral lateralisation may be related to developmental language disorder (DLD). There has been weak support for any link with handedness, but more consistent reports of associations with functional brain...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3352v1
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In daily life we are often forced to choose between the “lesser of two evils,” yet there remains limited understanding of how the brain encodes choices between aversive stimuli, particularly choices involving hypothetical futures. We tested how choice framing affects...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3340v1
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When two identical objects travel toward each other, overlap completely, and continue on toward opposite ends of a space, observers perceive them as streaming through or bouncing off each other (stream/bounce perception). In this phenomenon, proportion of perceiving...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3305v1
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Increasing empirical research shows a deep connection between timing processes and neural processing of social information. An integrative theoretical framework for prospective studies in humans was recently proposed, linking timing to sociality. A similar framework...

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Zoology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3275v1
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To improve outcomes in statistics education - namely the acquisition of statistical literacy - we need a new approach to how the subject is delivered in psychology and behavioral sciences. To do this, key indicators and impacts of barriers to learning statistics...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3265v1
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Objectives. To examine maternal functioning and wellbeing as important aspects of a family’s adaptation to chronic paediatric conditions, in particular, children with diabetes. Method. This cross-sectional study investigated the difference between the perceived...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3199v1
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The Smarter Lunchrooms intervention approach aims to tackle childhood obesity by promoting healthier nutrition through the use of choice architecture or ‘nudge’ tactics in school lunchrooms. I reviewed research papers that were described by Cornell University as...

["Nutrition","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3137v1
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This study investigated semantic and perceptual influences on false recognition in older and young adults in a variant on the Deese-Roediger-McDermott paradigm. In two experiments, participants encoded intermixed sets of semantically associated words, and sets...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3126v1
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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
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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
1,609 downloads
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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
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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
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