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There is evidence to suggest that impulsivity is predicted by socioeconomic background, with people from more deprived backgrounds tending to be more impulsive, and by current mood, with poorer mood associated with greater impulsivity. However, impulsivity is not...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.964
58 downloads
139 views

Previous research has shown that odorants consistently evoke associations with textures and their tactile properties like smoothness and roughness. Also, it has been observed that olfaction can modulate tactile perception. We therefore hypothesized that tactile...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.955
26 downloads
46 views

Parkinson disease (PD) is the most common movement disorder, characterized by the progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. While the cause of this disease is largely unknown, a rare autosomal dominant familial form of PD is caused...

["Neuroscience","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.945
42 downloads
106 views

Bone pain is a common and severe symptom in cancer patients. The present study employed a mouse model of leukemia bone pain by injection K562 cells into tibia of mouse to evaluate the analgesic effects of lappacontine. Our results showed that the lappaconitine...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.936
50 downloads
182 views

We examined abnormalities in physiological responses to emotional stimuli associated with long-term chronic alcoholism. Skin conductance responses (SCR) and heart rate (HR) responses were measured in 32 abstinent alcoholic (ALC) and 30 healthy nonalcoholic (NC)...

["Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.941
43 downloads
161 views

Background. Datasets consisting of synthetic neural data generated with quantifiable and controlled parameters are a valuable asset in the process of testing and validating directed functional connectivity metrics. Considering the recent debate in the neuroimaging...

["Biophysics","Neuroscience","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.923
41 downloads
283 views

Although modern baleen whales (Mysticeti) retain a functional olfactory system that includes olfactory bulbs, cranial nerve I and olfactory receptor genes, their olfactory capabilities have been reduced to a great degree. This reduction likely occurred as a selective...

["Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.897
52 downloads
153 views

Background. Previous work has demonstrated that a commercial gaming electroencephalography (EEG) system, Emotiv EPOC, can be adjusted to provide valid auditory event-related potentials (ERPs) in adults that are comparable to ERPs recorded by a research-grade EEG...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.907
265 downloads
4,679 views

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
40 downloads
201 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
45 downloads
217 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
69 downloads
252 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
64 downloads
231 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
74 downloads
343 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
128 downloads
411 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

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