Brain and Cognition

The influence of residual force enhancement on spinal and supraspinal excitability

Editor rating: 7 / 10

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

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– Methodology looks interesting and reproducible
Illusory resizing of the painful knee is analgesic in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

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

Editor rating: 7 / 10

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

Editor rating: 7 / 10

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.
Why is nonword reading so variable in adult skilled readers?

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Stephen Macknik –– The reviewers and editors all agree that this is high impact.
Potentially inappropriate use of benzodiazepines and z-drugs in the older population—analysis of associations between long-term use and patient-related factors

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Paul Tulkens –– I give a nice overview of what is a well known but often unmet medical and societal problem. It may contribute to come closer to improving the situation in the future.
Post-traumatic stress symptoms are associated with better performance on a delayed match-to-position task

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Stephen Macknik –– This study reveals a potential novel mechanistic pathway in ptsd, a major health concern
Effects of mental health interventions for students in higher education are sustainable over time: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Stephen Macknik –– Looks really relevant to all fields of science and STEM.
Selective attention on representations in working memory: cognitive and neural mechanisms

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Stephen Macknik –– I believe this paper will be widely read

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Latest paper from the PowerLab @UofG_HHNS lead by @csypkes & Ben K

A computer-based avatar task designed to assess #behavioral inhibition extends to #behavioral avoidance but not cognitive avoidance https://t.co/9qgtIXXk6C @thePeerJ https://t.co/SwVwt22JEb

Illusory resizing of the painful knee is analgesic in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis https://t.co/bmUoKMD1Z6 @thePeerJ

Assessing metacognitive beliefs about worry: validation of German versions of the Why Worry Scale II and the Consequences of Worry Scale https://t.co/XzeG9KyYMi @thePeerJ

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ: @MaxColtheart & Ulicheva, "Why is nonword reading so variable in adult skilled readers?" https://t.co/AmBJ7gU4E2

Potentially inappropriate use of benzodiazepines and z-drugs in the older population—analysis of associations between long-term use and patient-related factors https://t.co/MHL505Dznp #Psychiatry

Post-traumatic stress symptoms are associated with better performance on a delayed match-to-position task https://t.co/IxkOsQxLml #Psychiatry

Effects of mental health interventions for students in higher education are sustainable over time: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials https://t.co/35ozkmemtG #Psychiatry

Selective attention on representations in working memory: cognitive and neural mechanisms https://t.co/BcCNogdISK @thePeerJ https://t.co/MuzrFe7kSm