Brain and Cognition

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.
Newly incident cannabis use in the United States, 2002–2011: a regional and state level benchmark

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Lucy Troup –– We are in the midst of a "cannabis revolution" the more solid science we have to help us understand the good the bad and the ugly the better informed we can be in our understanding of cannabis. This in turn will enable a sound basis for communicating to the wider community.
Using electroretinograms and multi-model inference to identify spectral classes of photoreceptors and relative opsin expression levels

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Magnus Johnson –– It has an interesting use of Akaikes Information Criterion to assist with choosing spectral templates.
Methodological considerations in assessment of language lateralisation with fMRI: a systematic review

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Li Shen –– It is a nice systematic review on different methods of assessing language lateralization using fMRI.
The role of acceptance and values in quality of life in patients with an acquired brain injury: a questionnaire study

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– A global questionnaire source for traumatic brain injury patients

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Measuring language lateralisation with different language tasks: a systematic review https://t.co/Vov9H96f9o

Persistence of reading & spelling difficulties in L1=Dutch + L2=English in dyslexia (familial risk) https://t.co/kelC3P3aqy via @thePeerJ

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Human agency beliefs influence behaviour during virtual social interactions https://t.co/PpiXxP0gTY

Constructing three emotion knowledge tests from the invariant measurement approach https://t.co/N66HgBqJSE

"As of 2011, proximty 2 Mexico Canada & states w liberalized policies -> little variatn in cannabis use." https://t.co/aZdp6vnk35 @DFCRorg https://t.co/gPJm9gLvyp

Modeling spectral photoreceptor classes (using all the info you can get your hands on) Nice! https://t.co/PzX8XvK2d7 via @thePeerJ

Excited to have my first paper out! A review of methods using fMRI data to calculate laterality https://t.co/ipnyQwwpAX @ZWoodhead @deevybee

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