Brain and Cognition

Prediction of state anxiety by machine learning applied to photoplethysmography data
Marco Tullio Liuzza –– A well conducted study that provides an interesting tool for scholars in the psychobiological and in the biomedical engineering filed.
Reduced recognition of facial emotional expressions in global burnout and burnout depersonalization in healthcare providers
Francesco Chirico –– This paper is a very good work!
Registered report: investigating a preference for certainty in conversation among autistic adults compared to dyslexic adults and the general population
Anna Borghi –– An interesting investigation on uncertainty in inferring meanings in conversation, and on how different populations (autistic vs. non autistic adults) might experience this uncertainty.
A Bayesian brain model of adaptive behavior: an application to the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task
Marco Tullio Liuzza –– It is a useful application of Bayesian computation approaches to the modeling of the human behavior in the Wisconsin Card Sorting Game.
Freeze-like responses to pain in humans and its modulation by social context
G. Lorimer Moseley –– This is more than an incrememental step because it takes this interesting field of enquiry in a new direction, which may yield really important discoveries for the prevention and treatment of persisting pain problems.
Oxytocin weakens self-other distinction in males during empathic responses to sadness: an event-related potentials study
Jafri Abdullah –– ERP group
A valid and reliable measure of nothing: disentangling the “Gavagai effect” in survey data
Andrew Gray –– This excellent article will, I hope, encourage researchers to be much more thoughtful when interpreting the psychometric properties of instruments, and this applies to a wide range of disciplines from public health to psychology. As the authors note, the application of statistical techniques, in themselves, cannot do our thinking for us.
The neuropsychological profile of professional action video game players
Catherine Myers –– This adds to an emerging literature on cognition and video gaming, and is one of the few studies that has attempted to contrast professional players vs. amateur gamers.
Effects of personality on the developmental trajectories of academic burnout among Korean medical students
Eric Bauman –– Burnout is often explored among practicing physicians, rather than students. Exploring the impetus for burnout among students provides valuable insight into developing mechanisms to address burnout proactively.
No conclusive evidence that difficult general knowledge questions cause a “Google Stroop effect”. A replication study
Bob Patton –– A well designed replication study.
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Effectiveness of modifications to preadjusted appliance prescriptions based on racial dental characteristics assessed by the ABO Cast-Radiograph Evaluation: A propensity score matching study https://t.co/FVAtF4DHUC @thePeerJ https://t.co/pV5l4UcYbB

New article published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/0BVwJiWgNY #AnimalBehavior #Aquaculture #FisheriesandFishScience #Neuroscience #Toxicology #FreshwaterBiology @MacEwanResearch

Reduced recognition of facial emotional expressions in global burnout and burnout depersonalization in healthcare providers https://t.co/mySYBXy9AN @thePeerJ https://t.co/EX4CbkIy4j

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/aXl8I2yluX #Neuroscience #Kinesiology #PsychiatryandPsychology

New paper published today: Associations between self-reported and objective face recognition abilities are only evident in above- and below-average recognisers https://t.co/lNlHwJ78fc

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/NyB04HqcbC #Biophysics #DrugsandDevices #Neurology

A nature-based health intervention at a military healthcare center: a randomized, controlled, cross-over study https://t.co/GQvHn9nzSC @thePeerJ