Brain and Cognition

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.
A limitation of the Cognitive Reflection Test: familiarity

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– Interesting important cognitive test
Electrophysiological assessment of auditory processing disorder in children with non-syndromic cleft lip and/or palate

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Luciano Fadiga –– the dimension of the sample gives to this work a particular relevance
Experimental exposure to urban and pink noise affects brain development and song learning in zebra finches (Taenopygia guttata)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– The authors are attempting to identify mechanisms by which songbirds may alter their songs as a function of urban environments. The results speak to plasticity and impact of the human environment on indigenous species.
Probing the origins of human acetylcholinesterase inhibition via QSAR modeling and molecular docking

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Walter de Azevedo Jr. –– It brings new findings about AChE inhibition, which may contribute to design a new generation of AChE inhibitors.

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My 'Evaluation of autonomy in aging and Alzheimer disease' article was published 1y ago in #OA @thePeerJ https://t.co/ZKJu921rPM

'Probing the origins of human acetylcholinesterase inhibition..' published 1 year ago today in #OpenAccess @thePeerJ https://t.co/Qkc8UF1VRF