Brain and Cognition

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Heightened visual attention does not affect inner ear function as measured by otoacoustic emissions

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– Fundamental correlation between visual and otoacoustic physiology.
Assessment of brain functional connectome alternations and correlation with depression and anxiety in major depressive disorders

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– Standardization of studies in depression who are treated and those who are not are quite important.Papers from a Chinese cohort with depression is also interesting to note based on cultural bias
Adult zebra finches rehearse highly variable song patterns during sleep

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Lesley Rogers –– Rehearsal during sleep and memory consolidation is a big issue. This is an excellent paper.
Attribute amnesia is greatly reduced with novel stimuli

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Anna Borghi –– The finding is original and novel.
Measuring language lateralisation with different language tasks: a systematic review

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Anna Borghi –– it provides an interesting and updated review on a crucial topic.
L1 and L2 reading skills in Dutch adolescents with a familial risk of dyslexia

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Claire Fletcher-Flinn –– There are few papers in the area that combines the areas of familial risk of dyslexia with learning to read in two languages. The results were surprising with regard to English.
Evaluation of plasma cytokines in patients with cocaine use disorders in abstinence identifies transforming growth factor alpha (TGFα) as a potential biomarker of consumption and dual diagnosis

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Fulvio D'Acquisto –– An interesting article on the role of biomarkers in drug abuse research.
Slower EEG alpha generation, synchronization and “flow”—possible biomarkers of cognitive impairment and neuropathology of minor stroke

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Hedley Emsley –– Novelty of findings; potential utility of EEG changes as a biomarker
Human agency beliefs influence behaviour during virtual social interactions

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tjeerd Boonstra –– The study shows that how people interact in a virtual environment depends on whether they perceive their virtual partner as human or controlled by a computer algorithm. These findings are relevant for researchers studying social interactions and developers of virtual interfaces.
Constructing three emotion knowledge tests from the invariant measurement approach

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Bruno Gomes –– Despite lacking some importante informations in Methods, the paper address important questions applying the Rasch psychometric analysis in a original manner.

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