Brain and Cognition

Article commentary

Clustering of fMRI data: the elusive optimal number of clusters

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Jafri Abdullah –– the number of clusters have always been debatable,
Does Twitter language reliably predict heart disease? A commentary on Eichstaedt et al. (2015a)

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tjeerd Boonstra –– The article re-examines the results of an influential paper and challenges the idea that social media data analysed on a county-level may provide a reliable predictor of health outcomes. The authors raise several questions on the reliability of data and study design that need to be addressed for this field going forward.
Explanation of observational data engenders a causal belief about smoking and cancer

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Claire Fletcher-Flinn –– I agree with the reviewers comments re causality.
Episodix: a serious game to detect cognitive impairment in senior adults. A psychometric study

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Stephen Macknik –– This advance will potentially have significant impact in diagnosis and therapeutic tracking for mild cognitive impairment.
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.

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Clustering of fMRI data: the elusive optimal number of clusters https://t.co/EcsZKt0PdC @thePeerJ https://t.co/53PJLSzxXE

Commentary on study by @JEichstaedt on predicting heart disease from Twitter data now online at @thePeerJ https://t.co/yUcaYb5U3A

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Our human-data interaction paper studying the question of whether explanation implies causation for consumers of data analysis is out today. Randomized, replicated trial, but just the first look at an important question! https://t.co/4YVzxWL51p.

Episodix: a serious game to detect cognitive impairment in senior adults. A psychometric study https://t.co/HH99UPjS7m @thePeerJ https://t.co/zocdyEH9ry

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