Brain and Cognition

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.
Distribution and regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, kisspeptin, RF-amide related peptide-3, and dynorphin in the bovine hypothalamus

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Karine Rousseau –– There are not a lot of studies performed on bovines. The findings of the manuscript are new for these vertebrates and important in the field of reproductive endocrinology.
French validation of the Barcelona Music Reward Questionnaire

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– This manuscript publishes the French validation of the Barcelona music reward questionaire.
The (mis)measurement of the Dark Triad Dirty Dozen: exploitation at the core of the scale

Editor rating: 8 / 10

C. Robert Cloninger –– This is the largest sample measuring the Dark Triad and reveals that a single core feature -- exploitation -- at its core. This is a topic with broad appeal to scientists and non-scientists because it is relevant to daily life and evaluating people with whom we interact.
Sustained attention in skilled and novice martial arts athletes: a study of event-related potentials and current sources

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Tsung-Min Hung –– This article provide evidence to support neural flexibility hypothesis that is relative novel but could be a new direction for future investigation. Although the current source density analysis is not new but relatively not widely used in this type of studies.

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