Brain and Cognition

A low caffeine dose improves maximal strength, but not relative muscular endurance in either heavier-or lighter-loads, or perceptions of effort or discomfort at task failure in females
Amador García-Ramos –– This article is important because it examined the effects of caffeine on a number of variables in a sample of women which is more rarely examined in the scientific literature.
Agility-based exercise training compared to traditional strength and balance training in older adults: a pilot randomized trial
Justin Keogh –– Agility training has not normally been implemented with older adults, and these results appear promising for its potential for improving health and wellness in this age group.
Temporal features of individual and collective self-referential processing: an event-related potential study
Feng Liu –– This study contributes to the field of self-related processing.
Association of sleep among 30 antidepressants: a population-wide adverse drug reaction study, 2004–2019
Paul Tulkens –– A interesting study looking at drugs causing somnolence and ranking them for reporting odds of somnolence.It will definitely help the clinicians and show how other drugs could be examined and ranked. Thus, this becomes a normative study that can inspire other researchers.
Let’s talk about pain catastrophizing measures: an item content analysis
Bob Patton –– This is a valuable addition to the broader body of knowledge on pain catastrophizing
The practicality of different eGFR equations in centenarians and near-centenarians: which equation should we choose?
Paul Tulkens –– The authors nicely discuss the merits of different equations used to calculate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is an important point to take into consideration when dealing with patients with potential impairment of their renal function. While MDRD equation is probably to be used for elderly individuals >95 years old who have no risk factors for cardiovascular disease, other equations (BIS1 and CKD-EPI) could offer significant advantages in selected populations. Although further clinical studies are needed, the use of these alternative equations may prove beneficial to patients and should not be ignored. .
Modelling the prognostic effect of glucose and lipid profiles on stroke recurrence in Malaysia: an event-history analysis
Gregory Gilbert –– The article is important because it fills a knowledge gap.
The effects of single versus multiple training sessions on the motor learning of two Krav Maga strike techniques, in women
Bob Patton –– Useful research
Cavity treatment in primary molars and malocclusion: quasi-randomised clinical trial
Abhiram Maddi –– This article is important for dentists.
Teenage sleep and technology engagement across the week
Bob Patton –– An interesting and timely report on engagement with technology that will be of interest to a wide audience.
Brain and Cognition

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Effective connectivity differences in motor network during passive movement of paretic and non-paretic ankles in subacute stroke patients @thePeerJ

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ #AnimalBehavior #Ecology #EcosystemScience

Maternal trauma and fear history predict BDNF methylation and gene expression in newborns @thePeerJ

A within-subject comparison of different relaxation therapies in eliciting physiological and psychological changes in young women @thePeerJ

Non-parallel changes in songbird migration timing are not explained by changes in stopover duration @thePeerJ

The ability of oriental magpies (Pica serica) to solve baited multiple-string problems @thePeerJ