Brain and Cognition

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Different neurocognitive patterns of conflict control in Tibetans living above and below 4,000 m

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Stephen Macknik –– Really interesting study on the effects at living at high altitudes
A functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of the autonomous sensory meridian response

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Stephen Macknik –– ASMR is a hot topic
Development and evaluation of the Parenting to Reduce Child Anxiety and Depression Scale (PaRCADS): assessment of parental concordance with guidelines for the prevention of child anxiety and depression

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Stephen Macknik –– A new tool to assess child anxiety is critically important.
We need to talk about reliability: making better use of test-retest studies for study design and interpretation

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Andrew Gray –– The author explains the importance of estimating sources of variation, including measurement error, when designing studies, and even more importantly, provides practical guidance and software support to enable researchers, from a much wider range of disciplines than just PET studies, to use the information presented here.
Moderating factors influence the relative age effect in Australian cricket

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tim Doyle –– Understanding the young athlete is important to ensure we develop them appropriately, not just so they perform well, but so we ensure their longevity in sport by keeping them injury free.
Impact of emotional and motivational regulation on putting performance: a frontal alpha asymmetry study

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Maurizio Bertollo –– I think that the paper will improve the understanding of the Impact of emotional and motivational regulation on putting performance improving the psychophysiological features underpinning golf performance
Translating the hemodynamic response: why focused interdisciplinary integration should matter for the future of functional neuroimaging

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– Cooperation and Collaboration is important in data analytics involving Functional Neuroimaging
Pain neuroscience education on YouTube

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– In the 21st century modalities like the You tube must be impactful to dessiminate knowledge about pain effectively
Modulating pain thresholds through classical conditioning

Editor rating: 8 / 10

C. Robert Cloninger –– Pain is a common and serious medical problem, made more important by the current opioid crissis. This is a thorough study of basic conditioning mechanisms that adds to our understanding of the role of external painful stimuli.
Recruitment of cognitive control regions during effortful self-control is associated with altered brain activity in control and reward systems in dieters during subsequent exposure to food commercials

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Joao Rocha –– The study of Lopez and collaborators demonstrated that some female dieters are more susceptible to the effects of effortful self-control than others. These dieters subsequently fail to recruit brain regions associated with inhibitory control, which may determine their impaired ability to resist subsequent food temptations.

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