Brain and Cognition

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Developing the Leuven Embedded Figures Test (L-EFT): testing the stimulus features that influence embedding

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Anthony Barnhart –– The previous version of the Embedded Figures Test has been the focus of much research and has led to rampant theorizing that moves well beyond what can be inferred from performance on the measure. The new test, developed and tested in this manuscript, allows for enhanced clarity on the mechanisms underlying performance on the measure and will be a boon for future research in the area of feature embedding and individual differences.
Effects of an 8-week yoga program on sustained attention and discrimination function in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tsung-Min Hung –– This study reported a longitudinal study examined the effect of yoga on the attention in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. This is the first of its kind in employing yoga, a type exercise that focus on controling both body and mind. This study will stimulate more similar kind of study in the future.
Resources available for autism research in the big data era: a systematic review

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jon Brock –– Autism research is increasingly moving towards a "big data" approach. This review of the available databases will be an invaluable resource for researchers in the field.
Optimizing the use of a sensor resource for opponent polarization coding

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Mario Negrello –– This article contains an insighful and thorough analysis of the physical constraints for encoding and the processing of information in polarized vision, and more specifically, in polarization opponency. This article is exemplary for the field of neural coding in that it covers multiple angles in the analysis with solid logics and deep appreciation for the biological phenomenon under study.
Hydrogel scaffolds promote neural gene expression and structural reorganization in human astrocyte cultures

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Luciano Fadiga –– technically sound, it addresses a relevant topic
Anatomical mechanism of spontaneous recovery in regions caudal to thoracic spinal cord injury lesions in rats

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– Thoracic spinal injury in humans are difficult to treat and any comparative neurobiology data is important to understand the regenerative process
Preventative and therapeutic effects of a GABA transporter 1 inhibitor administered systemically in a mouse model of paclitaxel-induced neuropathic pain

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– New drug treatments for neuropathic pain is being researched especially in animal models
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

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