Editor rating: 8 / 10Tjeerd 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.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Andrew Gray –– Causality is one of the most important principles in research, but also one that is often misunderstood in particular contexts. This article provides an important warning that in our attempts as authors to provide candidate reasons for our observational research findings, we may be inadvertently encouraging our readers to believe that there is a true causal link (rather than simply an association) at play. If these results are replicated in other domains and settings, this will provide a foundation and strong motivation for testing approaches to reduce the risk that evidence from observational studies is over-interpreted, both by other researchers and by the public.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Stephen Macknik –– The reviewers and editors all agree that this is high impact.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Stephen Macknik –– This study reveals a potential novel mechanistic pathway in ptsd, a major health concern
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Stephen Macknik –– Looks really relevant to all fields of science and STEM.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Stephen Macknik –– I believe this paper will be widely read
Editor rating: 9 / 10Jafri Abdullah –– Receptor studies are the blue ocean for future drugs that will cure brain,mind and neurological diseases
Editor rating: 8 / 10Ada Zohar –– This is a relatively new and interesting approach to measure the automatic biases which might underlie the susceptibility to eating disorders and body dysmorphia. There is an emergent field of attention bias modification which is a new approach to treating anxiety disorders and PTSD which is showing great promise for these disorders. Since ED and BD are notoriously hard to treat this emergent research on attention bias and attention bias modification which is bringing together clinical, cognitive, and neuro psychology, is exciting, and I am glad that PeerJ is publishing this paper.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Jafri Abdullah –– Standardization of studies in depression who are treated and those who are not are quite important.Papers from a Chinese cohort with depression is also interesting to note based on cultural bias
Editor rating: 9 / 10Lesley Rogers –– Rehearsal during sleep and memory consolidation is a big issue. This is an excellent paper.
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