Brain and Cognition

The core clock gene Per1 phases molecular and electrical circadian rhythms in SCN neurons

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Michael Henson –– This article further clarifies the relationship between neural firing and core clock activity in the SCN.
Fast men slow more than fast women in a 10 kilometer road race

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Justin Keogh –– I feel this paper is of importance as it looks to examine some alternative potential reasons underlying the gender differences in pacing for endurance sports. Such findings have the potential to influence coaching programs and tactical preparation for male compared to female endurance athletes.
The modulatory effect of Moringa oleifera leaf extract on endogenous antioxidant systems and inflammatory markers in an acetaminophen-induced nephrotoxic mice model

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Cristina Nogueira –– This is a very intersting manuscript because highlights nephrotoxicity induced by acetominophen, a well known pain reliever.
On causality of extreme events

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Christopher Lortie –– broad implications on philosophy of science and interpretation.
Proficient brain for optimal performance: the MAP model perspective

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tsung-Min Hung –– The MAP model postulated by this paper can improve the explanation power of relevant studies with findings that were inconsistent with the neural efficiency hypothesis.
Transcranial sonography findings related to depression in parkinsonian disorders: cross-sectional study in 126 patients

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Kevin Black –– The study was very carefully done in terms of its design (prospective and carefully blinded) and movement disorders methods. The decision to base the final diagnosis purely on 2 years' clinical follow-up is likely the only concern some readers will have with the methods. However, its results differ substantially from the general impression in the field based on reports from other centers. Its primary results, on diagnosing Parkinson disease (PD), were published in 2013 in BMJ Open, but here the authors address depression in PD, also an important question, and this study similarly finds different results than do prior reports.
Biopsychological structure of Yin-Yang using Cloninger’s Temperament model and Carver and White’s BIS/BAS scale

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Ada Zohar –– It connect major and profoundly different views of teperament
Time-of-day effects in implicit racial in-group preferences are likely selection effects, not circadian rhythms

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– Comprehensive writeup
How we see electronic games

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Nicholas Badcock –– The work answers a question about which most people make assumptions. The results will challenge these assumptions and hopefully help people consider the evidence they have for negative perceptions of gaming before disseminating these perceptions. Who knows, it might even generalise beyond gaming!
Psychometric properties of the Greek TCI-R and its clinical correlates: schizotypy and the self-regulation of affective and cognitive functioning

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Ada Zohar –– It is well done and it proves yet again the stability and validity of the TCI and the importance of personality as an organizing structure.

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