Brain and Cognition

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Psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS): measurement invariance between athletes and non-athletes and construct validity

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Tsung-Min Hung –– Perceived stress is an imprtant psychological construct in both sport and exercise setting and this study provides a measurement tool for this important construct.
Dendrobium alkaloids prevent Aβ25–35-induced neuronal and synaptic loss via promoting neurotrophic factors expression in mice

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Jie Liu –– Nice morphological pictures.
Whole-brain ex-vivo quantitative MRI of the cuprizone mouse model

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– Applied MRI research and their images of rodents are important for scientists to relate changes/responses in the human brain
Performance of joint modelling of time-to-event data with time-dependent predictors: an assessment based on transition to psychosis data

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Antonio Palazón-Bru –– Comparison of algorithms.
Monte Carlo simulation of OLS and linear mixed model inference of phenotypic effects on gene expression

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Dorothy Bishop –– On the one hand, it raises questions about a high-profile paper that has been the subject of considerable debate. But I think the statistical points made have considerably more application than to this one case, and the general issues raised about methods are important for the field. This is a highly technical paper that will only be understood by a minority of readers, but the inclusion of scripts to illustrate the different methods of analysis in the context of simulated data will be very helpful to anyone wishing to learn about this area
Boundary curves of individual items in the distribution of total depressive symptom scores approximate an exponential pattern in a general population

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Lucy Troup –– It attempts to define the measurement process of mood disorders more objectively
The relationship between mobile phone location sensor data and depressive symptom severity

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Anthony Jorm –– This is a very new technology for assessing behavior change in depression.
Continuum beliefs in the stigma process regarding persons with schizophrenia and depression: results of path analyses

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Richard Morris –– Understanding the "dimensions" of stigma is important.
Decoupling social status and status certainty effects on health in macaques: a network approach

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Louise Barrett –– It uses a novel network methodology to address questions of broad interest to those who study social animals.
Talk the talk and walk the walk. Evaluation of autonomy in aging and Alzheimer disease by simulating instrumental activities of daily living: the S-IADL

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– Mental Health is top priority for research in many countries and this paper will be cited soon.

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