Brain and Cognition

Serotonin 5-HT1A receptor binding and self-transcendence in healthy control subjects—a replication study using Bayesian hypothesis testing
Kevin Black –– The authors do real science here, following up on an initial finding from a pilot study and reporting the outcome appropriately. That may sound obvious, but in the real world of research these days it is a delightful breath of fresh hair.
Clustering of fMRI data: the elusive optimal number of clusters
Jafri Abdullah –– the number of clusters have always been debatable,
Autonomic dysfunction and white matter microstructural changes in drug-naïve patients with Parkinson’s disease
Hedley Emsley –– Relatively little is known about the relationship between white matter lesions and autonomic dysfunction in PD.
Explanation of observational data engenders a causal belief about smoking and cancer
Claire Fletcher-Flinn –– I agree with the reviewers comments re causality.
Episodix: a serious game to detect cognitive impairment in senior adults. A psychometric study
Stephen Macknik –– This advance will potentially have significant impact in diagnosis and therapeutic tracking for mild cognitive impairment.
The influence of residual force enhancement on spinal and supraspinal excitability
Tjeerd Boonstra –– The paper further enhances our understanding of muscle mechanics and muscular contraction
A computer-based avatar task designed to assess behavioral inhibition extends to behavioral avoidance but not cognitive avoidance
Jafri Abdullah –– Methodology looks interesting and reproducible
Illusory resizing of the painful knee is analgesic in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis
Stephen Macknik –– The use of illusory size changes to body parts—as an analgesic method—is amazing and new. The public will take notice.
Assessing metacognitive beliefs about worry: validation of German versions of the Why Worry Scale II and the Consequences of Worry Scale
Antonio Palazón-Bru –– A scientific evidence to use the German version of the analyzed questionnaire.
Safe exposure distances for transcranial magnetic stimulation based on computer simulations
Joao Rocha –– In this theoretical paper, the authors have calculated the safe occupational distance for transcranial magnetic stimulation. Of importance, they have indcated the use of a more conservative distance (0.96-1.46 m) instead of 0.7 m found in the literature.
Brain and Cognition

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92 days ago
My @thePeerJ Paper showing use of previous research information for prior adjustment improves performance (false positive and negative rates) of #Bayesian #fMRI analysis #neuroscience #Neurology #RadiologyandMedicalImaging #Statistics @UAESPRMC @UA_EDU_

Effects of coconut water on blood sugar and retina of rats with diabetes @thePeerJ

Occupation and life satisfaction among individuals with mental illness: the mediation role of self-reported psychophysiological health @thePeerJ

97 days ago
Researchers from @CSdMaresme @parctauli @QS_Dexeus @CIBER_SAM have conducted a systematic review and realist review about toilet paper hoarding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Article published in @thePeerJ #PsychiatryandPsychology #PublicHealth

Arithmetic processing in children with dyscalculia: an event-related potential study @thePeerJ

Can valence and origin of emotional words influence the assessments of ambiguous stimuli in terms of warmth or competence? New research from Imbir and Pastwa @UniWarszawski published in @PeerJLife - #CognitiveDisorders #Psychiatry #Psychology

New #openaccess paper today @thePeerJ – a chapter of Yann Rollot's PhD thesis. Carotid circulation & nerve patterns are important for turtle systematics & evolution – we describe, discuss & figure all extant turtle clades based on 3D data (image

Comparison of response to Chinese and Western videos of mental-health-related emotions in a representative Chinese sample @thePeerJ