Brain and Cognition

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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.
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.

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