Peer-reviewed Articles

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:10.7717/peerj.2762

Harmine is the β-carboline alkaloid with the highest concentration in the psychotropic plant decoction Ayahuasca. In rodents, classical antidepressants reverse the symptoms of depression by stimulating neuronal proliferation. It has been shown that Ayahuasca presents...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2727
29 downloads
136 views

Background Epidemiological evidence indicates epilepsy is more common in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (20–25%) than in the general population. The aim of this project was to analyze seizure susceptibility in developing rats prenatally exposed to...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2709
59 downloads
225 views

Paclitaxel, a chemotherapeutic agent, causes neuropathic pain whose supraspinal pathophysiology is not fully understood. Dysregulation of sodium channel expression, studied mainly in the periphery and spinal cord level, contributes to the pathogenesis of neuropathic...

["Molecular Biology","Neuroscience","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2702
52 downloads
256 views

As space flight becomes more accessible in the future, humans will be exposed to gravity conditions other than our 1G environment on Earth. Our bodies and physiology, however, are adapted for life at 1G gravity. Altering gravity can have profound effects on the...

["Developmental Biology","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2666
74 downloads
435 views

The goal of this study was to create a public data set with results of qualitative and quantitative evaluations related to human balance. Subject’s balance was evaluated by posturography using a force platform and by the Mini Balance Evaluation Systems Tests. In...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2648
124 downloads
612 views

Myelin is a critical component of the nervous system and a major contributor to contrast in Magnetic Resonance (MR) images. However, the precise contribution of myelination to multiple MR modalities is still under debate. The cuprizone mouse is a well-established...

["Neuroscience","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2632
95 downloads
537 views

The first virtual cranial endocast of a lungfish from the Early Devonian, Dipnorhynchus sussmilchi, is described. Dipnorhynchus, only the fourth Devonian lungfish for which a near complete cranial endocast is known, is a key taxon for clarifying primitive character...

["Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2539
75 downloads
240 views

A small molecule named ISRIB has recently been described to enhance memory in rodents. In this study we aimed to test whether ISRIB would reverse learning and memory deficits in the J20 mouse model of human amyloid precursor protein (hAPP) overexpression, a model...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Neurology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2565
234 downloads
847 views

Psychoactive plants contain chemicals that presumably evolved as allelochemicals but target certain neuronal receptors when consumed by humans, altering perception, emotion and cognition. These plants have been used since ancient times as medicines and in the context...

["Anthropology","Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2546
75 downloads
385 views

Background Although increased nasality can originate from basal ganglia dysfunction, data regarding hypernasality in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Huntington’s disease (HD) are very sparse. The aim of the current study was to analyze acoustic and perceptual correlates...

["Neuroscience","Neurology","Otorhinolaryngology","Computational Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2530
98 downloads
503 views

Background Research on cooperative behavior and the social brain exists, but little research has focused on real-time motor cooperative behavior and its neural correlates. In this proof of concept study, we explored the conceptual notion of shared and complementary...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2457
1 citation
73 downloads
412 views

Background Parkinson disease (PD) is a debilitating movement disorder that afflicts 1–2% of the population over 50 years of age. The common hallmark for both sporadic and familial forms of PD is mitochondrial dysfunction. Mammals have at least twenty proapoptotic...

["Cell Biology","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2461
126 downloads
678 views

Rhodopsins are the major photopigments in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila express six well-characterized Rhodopsins (Rh1–Rh6) with distinct absorption maxima and expression pattern. In 2000, when the Drosophila genome was published, a novel Rhodopsin...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2427
104 downloads
586 views

The Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT; Frederick, 2005) is a frequently used measure of cognitive vs. intuitive reflection. It is also a frequently found entertaining ‘test’ on the Internet. In a large age-stratified community-based sample (N = 2,272), we analyzed...

["Neuroscience","Pharmacology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2395

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