Brain and Cognition

Non-ambulatory children with cerebral palsy: effects of four months of static and dynamic standing exercise on passive range of motion and spasticity in the hip
Bob Patton –– The paper provides detail on new physical interventions
Association of sleep among 30 antidepressants: a population-wide adverse drug reaction study, 2004–2019
Paul Tulkens –– A interesting study looking at drugs causing somnolence and ranking them for reporting odds of somnolence.It will definitely help the clinicians and show how other drugs could be examined and ranked. Thus, this becomes a normative study that can inspire other researchers.
Let’s talk about pain catastrophizing measures: an item content analysis
Bob Patton –– This is a valuable addition to the broader body of knowledge on pain catastrophizing
The effects of single versus multiple training sessions on the motor learning of two Krav Maga strike techniques, in women
Bob Patton –– Useful research
Teenage sleep and technology engagement across the week
Bob Patton –– An interesting and timely report on engagement with technology that will be of interest to a wide audience.
Relationship between the Dark Triad and depressive symptoms
Stephen Macknik –– The reviewers feel this paper will be highly impactful.
Risk-taking behavior, the second-to-fourth digit ratio and psychological features in a sample of cavers
Laura Guidetti –– This study reports new and interesting information on personological traits of speleologists that can also be useful to understand risk-taking behaviors on other groups.
Unfold: an integrated toolbox for overlap correction, non-linear modeling, and regression-based EEG analysis
Stephen Macknik –– the reviewers are highly enthusiastic about this approach
Reduced P2X receptor levels are associated with antidepressant effect in the learned helplessness model
Cristina Nogueira –– The modulation of purinergic receptor is associated to the antidepressant-like behavior in rats subjected to previous exposure to stress, a major risk factor for depression in humans.
Threshold-like associations as a function of disturbance
Stephen Macknik –– revs and AE agree this is impactful
Brain and Cognition

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Slabbert et al. @CurtinUni investigate measurement invariance of the distress tolerance scale among university students with and without a history of non-suicidal self-injury Read the full @PeerJLife article #Psychiatry #Psychology #PublicHealth

Positive emotion induction improves cardiovascular coping with a cognitive task @thePeerJ

The association between prior physical fitness and depression in young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic—a cross-sectional, retrospective study @thePeerJ

New research from Engelberg et al. @EmoryUniversity @WOUnews - examines the emotional canvas of human #screams: patterns and acoustic cues in the perceptual categorization of a basic call type Read the full @PeerJLife article

A new paper on preference for smooth curvature, gender and academic degree:

Todd Allen​ @UNC_Colorado presents an exploration of the relationships of experiential #avoidance with negative affect, perceived stress, and avoidant coping styles Read the full @PeerJLife article #Psychiatry #Psychology #PublicHealth

Prevalence and clinical correlates of insomnia symptoms and their association with quality of life in Chinese patients with HBV-related liver disease @thePeerJ

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ #Microbiology #MolecularBiology #Neuroscience #Neurology #MetabolicSciences