Brain and Cognition

Odd versus even: a scientific study of the ‘rules’ of plating

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Luca Tommasi –– Clarifies culinary traditions empirically
Real-life experience with personally familiar faces enhances discrimination based on global information

Editor rating: 10 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– FACE RECOGNITION ESPECIALLY EMOTIONAL ONES ARE IMPORTANT SCIENCES THAT WILL LEAD TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTS TO MANAGE THE ELDERLY IN THE FUTURE
Upright or inverted, entire or exploded: right-hemispheric superiority in face recognition withstands multiple spatial manipulations

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Giorgio Vallortigara –– A nice study on face processing and brain asymmetry.
Analysis of structural relationship among the occupational dysfunction on the psychological problem in healthcare workers: a study using structural equation modeling

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Antonio Palazón-Bru –– The study is novel in its scientific area and could help other authors improve their research.
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor serum levels in genetically isolated populations: gender-specific association with anxiety disorder subtypes but not with anxiety levels or Val66Met polymorphism

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Bruno Gomes –– The authors added some valuable information for the BDNF association with neuropsychiatric disorders. More specifically, with the lack of association between BNDF and the Val66Met polymorphism in genetically isolated populations.
Effects of mediated social touch on affective experiences and trust

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Marco Iacoboni –– In a world of increasing physical separation, finding ways of overcoming such separation seems important to me
Temporal and spatial strategies in an active place avoidance task on Carousel: a study of effects of stability of arena rotation speed in rats

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Lydia Jimenez-Diaz –– To deep in the understanding of learning and memory mechanisms in the brain
Early prediction of language and literacy problems: is 18 months too early?

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Claire Fletcher-Flinn –– The results suggest caution when diagnosing late talkers at 18 months as having language diffficulties using only expressive language assessments. Late talking status was not shown to be indicative of enduring language difficulties. However, if language difficulties persisted to 4 years, such assessments were predictive of continuing language and literacy impairments.
The role of multiple negative social relationships in inflammatory cytokine responses to a laboratory stressor

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Fulvio D'Acquisto –– A simple and yet intriguing study showing how even small changes in our social environment can influence our immune response
Additive global cerebral blood flow normalization in arterial spin labeling perfusion imaging

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Darren Gitelman –– Improved methodology for correcting ASL images.

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