Peer-reviewed Articles

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Tethering a fly for stationary flight allows for exquisite control of its sensory input, such as visual or olfactory stimuli or a punishing infrared laser beam. A torque meter measures the turning attempts of the tethered fly around its vertical body axis. By punishing,...

["Entomology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1971
44 downloads
269 views

As few real systems comprise indistinguishable units, diversity is a hallmark of nature. Diversity among interacting units shapes properties of collective behavior such as synchronization and information transmission. However, the benefits of diversity on information...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1912
45 downloads
384 views

Melatonin is a key hormone in the regulation of circadian rhythms of vertebrates, including songbirds. Understanding diurnal melatonin fluctuations and being able to reverse or simulate natural melatonin levels are critical to investigating the influence of melatonin...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1939
82 downloads
364 views

Little is known about the individual factors that predict outcomes in Internet-administered psychological treatments. We hypothesized that greater cognitive flexibility (i.e. the ability to simultaneously consider several concepts and tasks and switch effortlessly...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1934
94 downloads
306 views

Several investigations document altered emotion processing in opiate addiction. Nevertheless, the origin of this phenomenon remains unclear. Here we examined the role of alexithymia in the ability (i.e., number of errors—accuracy and reaction times—RTs) of thirty-one...

["Neuroscience","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1864
467 downloads
2,281 views

Magicians use several techniques to deceive their audiences, including, for example, the misdirection of attention and verbal suggestion. We explored another potential stratagem, namely the relaxation of attention. Participants watched a video of a highly skilled...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1873
58 downloads
257 views

Background. Soft tissue artifact (STA) is increasingly becoming a focus of research as the skin marker method is widely employed in motion capture technique. At present, medical imaging methods provide reliable ways to investigate the cervical STA. Among these...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Neurology","Orthopedics","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1893
102 downloads
313 views

Recent work has led to the hypothesis that kisspeptin/neurokinin B/dynorphin (KNDy) neurons in the arcuate nucleus (ARC) play a key role in gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) pulse generation and gonadal steroid feedback, with kisspeptin driving GnRH release...

["Agricultural Science","Neuroscience","Veterinary Medicine","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1833
104 downloads
187 views

Background. The Barcelona Music Reward Questionnaire (BMRQ) questionnaire investigates the main facets of music experience that could explain the variance observed in how people experience reward associated with music. Currently, only English and Spanish versions...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Otorhinolaryngology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1760
70 downloads
399 views

Background. Schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) have both been associated with reduced microstructural white matter integrity using, as a proxy, fractional anisotropy (FA) detected using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Genetic susceptibility for both illnesses...

["Genetics","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1570
117 downloads
393 views

The understanding of the visual perception of others, also named visual perspective taking, is a component of Theory of Mind. Although strong evidence of visual perspective taking has been reported in great apes, the issue is more open to discussion in monkeys....

["Animal behavior","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1693
155 downloads
488 views

Background. Ketamine has been reported to have efficacy as an antidepressant in several studies of treatment-resistant depression. In this study, we investigate whether an acute administration of ketamine leads to reductions in the functional connectivity of subgenual...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1710
113 downloads
465 views

Fantoni & Gerbino (2014) showed that subtle postural shifts associated with reaching can have a strong hedonic impact and affect how actors experience facial expressions of emotion. Using a novel Motor Action Mood Induction Procedure (MAMIP), they found consistent...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1677
63 downloads
472 views

Decisions based on trust are critical for human social interaction. We judge the trustworthiness of partners in social interactions based on a number of partner characteristics as well as experiences with those partners. These decisions are also influenced by personality....

["Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1631
36 downloads
306 views

This study examines the role of the magnocellular system in the early stages of face perception, in particular sex categorization. Utilizing the specific property of magnocellular suppression in red light, we investigated visually guided reaching to low and high...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive disorders","Psychiatry and psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1617

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