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Modafinil (2-((diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl)acetamide), a selective dopamine and norepinephrine transporter inhibitor, is most commonly prescribed for narcolepsy but has gained recent interest for treating a variety of disorders. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are becoming...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Neuroscience","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2994
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We created an easy-to-use device for operant licking experiments and another device that records environmental variables. Both devices use the Raspberry Pi computer to obtain data from multiple input devices (e.g., radio frequency identification tag readers, touch...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2981
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Synaptotagmin I (Syt I) is most abundant in the brain and is involved in multiple cellular processes. Its two C2 domains, C2A and C2B, are the main functional regions. Our present study employed a pull-down combined with proteomic strategy to identify the C2 domain-interacting...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2973
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Systematic studies of micronutrients during brain formation are hindered by restrictions to animal models and adult post-mortem tissues. Recently, advances in stem cell biology have enabled recapitulation of the early stages of human telencephalon development in...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2927
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Philosophers have long argued that causality cannot be directly observed but requires a conscious inference (Hume, 1967). Albert Michotte however developed numerous visual phenomena in which people seemed to perceive causality akin to primary visual properties...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2932
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We investigated the relationship between psychometrically-defined schizotypy and the ability to detect a visual target pattern. Target detection is typically impaired by a surrounding pattern (context) with an orientation that is parallel to the target, relative...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2921
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The development of the brain is sex-dimorphic, and as a result so are many neurological disorders. One approach for studying sex-dimorphic brain development is to measure gene expression in biological samples using RT-qPCR. However, the accuracy and consistency...

["Developmental Biology","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2909
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The successful navigation of social interactions depends on a range of cognitive faculties—including the ability to achieve joint attention with others to share information and experiences. We investigated the influence that intention monitoring processes have...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2899
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Recently, there has been a move encouraged by many stakeholders towards generating big, open data in many areas of research. One area where big, open data is particularly valuable is in research relating to complex heterogeneous disorders such as Autism Spectrum...

["Bioinformatics","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2880
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Flies use specialized photoreceptors R7 and R8 in the dorsal rim area (DRA) to detect skylight polarization. R7 and R8 form a tiered waveguide (central rhabdomere pair, CRP) with R7 on top, filtering light delivered to R8. We examine how the division of a given...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2772
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Biomaterial scaffolds have the potential to enhance neuronal development and regeneration. Understanding the genetic responses of astrocytes and neurons to biomaterials could facilitate the development of synthetic environments that enable the specification of...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Genomics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2829
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Background The nerve fibre circuits around a lesion play a major role in the spontaneous recovery process after spinal cord hemisection in rats. The aim of the present study was to answer the following question: in the re-control process, do all spinal cord nerves...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2865
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Objective To investigate whether gait dysfunction is a predictor of severe spatial learning and memory impairment in aged mice. Methods A total of 100 12-month-old male mice that had no obvious abnormal motor ability and whose Morris water maze performances were...

["Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2854
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Mild traumatic brain injury typically involves temporary impairment of neurological function. Previous studies used water pressure or rotational injury for designing the device to make a rat a mild traumatic brain injury model. The objective of this study was to...

["Neuroscience","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2818
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Background There is a dearth of drugs to manage a dose-limiting painful peripheral neuropathy induced by paclitaxel in some patients during the treatment of cancer. Gamma-aminobutyric acid transporter-1 (GAT-1) whose expression is increased in the brain and spinal...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2798

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