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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a previously unstudied sensory phenomenon, in which individuals experience a tingling, static-like sensation across the scalp, back of the neck and at times further areas in response to specific triggering audio and...

["Neuroscience","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.851
10 downloads
60 views

Several competing aetiologies of developmental dyslexia suggest that the problems with acquiring literacy skills are causally entailed by low-level auditory and/or speech perception processes. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the diverging claims about...

["Biophysics","Developmental Biology","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.837
25 downloads
150 views

Identification of personally familiar faces is highly efficient across various viewing conditions. While the presence of robust facial representations stored in memory is considered to aid this process, the mechanisms underlying invariant identification remain...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.850
49 downloads
119 views

Prion diseases are a group of fatal neurodegenerative disorders that affect humans and animals. They are characterized by the accumulation in the central nervous system of a pathological form of the host-encoded prion protein (PrPC). The prion protein is a membrane...

["Biochemistry","Neuroscience","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.811
39 downloads
155 views

To determine how different methods of normalizing for global cerebral blood flow (gCBF) affect image quality and sensitivity to cortical activation, pulsed arterial spin labeling (pASL) scans obtained during a visual task were normalized by either additive or multiplicative...

["Neuroscience","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.834
62 downloads
241 views

In goal-directed web navigation, labels compete for selection: this process often involves knowledge integration and requires selective attention to manage the dizziness of web layouts. Here we ask whether the competition for selection depends on all web navigation...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics","Human\u2013Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.828
108 downloads
311 views

A common goal in biological sciences is to model a complex web of connections using a small number of interacting units. We present a general approach for dividing up elements in a spatial map based on their connectivity properties, allowing for the discovery of...

["Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.784
139 downloads
357 views

LRRK2 was identified in 2004 as the causative protein product of the Parkinson’s disease locus designated PARK8. In the decade since then, genetic studies have revealed at least 6 dominant mutations in LRRK2 linked to Parkinson’s disease, alongside one associated...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.778
1 citation
136 downloads
275 views

Physical exercise is linked to individuals whose affect profiles are invariably positive and it induces anti-apoptotic and anti-excitotoxic effects, buttressing blood–brain barrier intactness in both healthy individuals and those suffering from disorders accompanying...

["Neuroscience","Global Health","Health Policy","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.694
118 downloads
280 views

A carefully controlled study allowed us to compare the sensitivity of ASL (arterial spin labeling) and BOLD (blood oxygen level dependent) fMRI for detecting the effects of the adenosine A2a antagonist tozadenant in Parkinson disease. The study compared the effect...

["Neuroscience","Neurology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.687
205 downloads
421 views

In humans and other mammals, drugs of abuse alter the function of biogenic amine pathways in the brain leading to the subjective experience of reward and euphoria. Biogenic amine pathways are involved in reward processing across diverse animal phyla, however whether...

["Animal Behavior","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.662
167 downloads
507 views

Reproducibility of biological data is a significant problem in research today. One potential contributor to this, which has received little attention, is the over complication of enzyme kinetic inhibition models. The over complication of inhibitory models stems...

["Biochemistry","Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience","Drugs and Devices","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.649
123 downloads
298 views

Many recent comparative studies have addressed “episodic” memory in nonhuman animals, suggesting that birds, rodents, great apes, and others can remember their own behavior after at least a half-day delay. By contrast, despite numerous studies regarding long-term...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.637
249 downloads
518 views

Billions of birds are estimated to be killed in window collisions every year, worldwide. A popular solution to this problem may lie in marking the glass with ultraviolet reflective or absorbing patterns, which the birds, but not humans, would see. Elegant as this...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Neuroscience","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.621
133 downloads
692 views

Having previously used functional MRI to map the response to a reward signal in the ventral caudate in awake unrestrained dogs, here we examined the importance of signal source to canine caudate activation. Hand signals representing either incipient reward or no...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.596

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