Brain and Cognition

Increasing perceived hand size improves motor performance in individuals with stroke: a home-based training study
Stephen Macknik –– This method has potentially far reaching impact in rehabilitation
Mobile learning in dentistry: usage habits, attitudes and perceptions of undergraduate students
Abhiram Maddi –– It may well be one of the first articles to address mobile based learning attitudes among dental students.
Self-efficacy and enjoyment of physical activity in children: factorial validity of two pictorial scales
Stephen Macknik –– This is outside my field of expertise but we should support the unanimous agreement between the reviewers and AE that this study will have a significant impact.
The effects of a 4-week mesocycle of barbell back squat or barbell hip thrust strength training upon isolated lumbar extension strength
Justin Keogh –– This study demonstrates similar improvements in lower body strength after performing four weeks of back squat compared to barbell hip thrusts, although no change in isometric lumbar extension strength was observed. As the lumbar extensors need to contract isometrically during many exercises such as squats and deadlifts, the addition of isolated lumbar extension exercises may be required.
Different neurocognitive patterns of conflict control in Tibetans living above and below 4,000 m
Stephen Macknik –– Really interesting study on the effects at living at high altitudes
Performance of Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) and Circulation, Respiration, Abdomen, Motor, and Speech (CRAMS) score in trauma severity and in-hospital mortality prediction in multiple trauma patients: a comparison study
Gregory Gilbert –– This article compares trauma severity scoring methods with in-hospital mortality providing clinicians with evidence for decision making.
A functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of the autonomous sensory meridian response
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
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
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
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.
Brain and Cognition

Section discussions

#justPublished: Kutafina et. al.: Comparison of mobile and clinical #EEG sensors through resting state simultaneous data collection. #mHealth #MobileHealth @gmdsEV @MoCoMed_GMDS_GI #Neurology @UniklinikAachen @RWTH #OpenAccess

Resampling-based methods can sometimes provide an alternative method for performing statistical inference. Here is a good introduction Resampling-Based Methods for Biologists

My wonderful Masters student Lucienne Shenfield’s second article has been published today in @thePeerJ! #Neuroscience #PsychiatryandPsychology

Enhanced genome editing in human iPSCs with CRISPR-CAS9 by co-targeting ATP1a1 @thePeerJ

Assessing the growth in clinical skills using a progress clinical skills examination @thePeerJ

Migratory #behavior and survival of Great Egrets after range expansion in Central Europe @thePeerJ

Fear and stressing in predator–prey ecology: considering the twin stressors of predators and people on mammals @thePeerJ

School self-efficacy is affected by gender and motor skills: findings from an Italian study @thePeerJ