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Functional biogeography of Neotropical moist forests: trait-climate relationships and assembly patterns of tree communities

Bruno Pinho, Marcelo Tabarelli, Cajo Ter Braak, S. J. Wright, Victor Arroyo-Rodriguez, Maíra Benchimol, Bettina Engelbrecht, Simon Pierce, Peter Hietz, Bráulio Santos, Carlos Peres, Sandra Müller, Ian Wright, Frans Bongers, Madelon Lohbeck, Ülo Niinemets, Martijn Slot, Steven Jansen, Davi Jamelli, Renato Augusto Ferreira De Lima, Nathan Swenson, Richard Condit, Jos Barlow, Ferry Slik, Manuel Hernández-Ruedas … & Felipe Melo
Aim: Here we examine the functional profile of regional tree species pools across the latitudinal distribution of Neotropical moist forests, and test trait-climate relationships among local communities. We expected opportunistic strategies (acquisitive traits, small seeds) to be overrepresented in species pools further from the equator due to long-term instability, but also in terms of abundance in local communities in currently wetter, warmer and more seasonal climates. Location: Neotropics. Time period: Recent. Major taxa studied: Trees....

Incubation attentiveness in zebra finches

Riccardo Ton, Laura Hurley & Simon Griffith
In birds ambient temperature can influence adult incubation behaviour, energy budget, egg temperature, and embryonic development with downstream effects on offspring survival. Surprisingly, experimental manipulations of the whole nesting environment to test causes and consequences of variation in incubation pattern, energy balance, egg temperature, and the duration of development are lacking to date. Here, we bred pairs of Zebra Finches Taeniopygia guttataunder controlled conditions at 18°and 30°C and measured clutch size, temperature, hatching success, parental...

Performing under threat, impact of anxiety on marksmanship performance in tactical occupations: a systematic review and a meta-analysis

Daniel Cooper, Tim Doyle, Joel Fuller & Jodie Wills
To conduct a meta-analysis and systematic review of the current literature on the impact of marksmanship performance between conditions of low and high perceived pressure. As well as the effectiveness of current research intervention methods on improving performance from conditions of low to high perceived pressure.

Communicating Emotions and Needs: Social Robots As A Tool to Elicit Self-Disclosure

Guy Laban, Jean-Noel George, Val Morrison & Emily Cross

Study 7: Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Siska Fitrianie, Willem-Paul Brinkman, Merijn Bruijnes, Kim Baraka, Rianne van den Berghe, Ulysses Bernardet, Tibor Bosse, Frances Brazier, Jacob Browne, Franziska Burger, Mathieu Chollet, Leigh Clark, Benjamin Cowan, Salam Daher, Ding Ding, Frank Foerster, Emer Gilmartin, Catholijn Jonker, Mirjam de Haas, Mojgan Hashemian, Evelien Heyselaar, Kangsoo Kim, Marion Koelle, Barbara Kuhnert, Felix Lindner … & Katja Zibrek
This research is the second study into the validation of the questionnaire instrument for evaluating human interaction with an artificial social agent. It involves crowd workers on an online crowdsourcing platform. They will be asked to use the questionnaire instrument to rate an interaction between an agent and a human user, which is displayed in a 30 second video clip. The result of this study will be analysed and used to examine the associations of...

The Effect of the Dot Probe task on Attentional Bias, Body Size Adaptation, and Body Dissatisfaction.

Thea House, Ian Stephen, Ian Penton-Voak & Kevin Brooks

2020 NRAUS Australia New Zealand Food Category Cost Dataset

Michelle Blumfield, Carlene Starck, Tim Keighley, Peter Petocz, Anna Roesler, Elif Inan-Eroglu, Tim Cassettari, Skye Marshall & Flavia Fayet-Moore
This Australian and New Zealand food category cost dataset was created to inform diet and economic modelling for low and medium socioeconomic households in Australia and New Zealand. The dataset was created according to the INFORMAS protocol, which details the methods to systematically and consistently collect and analyse information on the price of foods, meals and affordability of diets in different countries globally. Food categories were informed by the Food Standards Australian New Zealand (FSANZ)...

The Motion Silencing Effect in Static and Dynamic Orientation Change Detection: Experiment 1

Tabea-Maria Haase, Anina Rich, Iain Gilchrist & Chris Kent
This experiment is based upon the results of Crowe, Howard, Gilchrist, and Kent (2021) who explored the effect of motion on visual search in a change event task. The authors developed a dynamic visual search task, which involved monitoring the display for a critical change event, to investigate the effect that dynamic stimuli may have on the detection of a feature change in visual search (Crowe, Howard, Gilchrist, & Kent, 2021). Participants needed to search...

Fish avoid visually noisy environments where prey targeting is reduced

Joanna Attwell, Christos Ioannou, Chris Reid & James Herbert-Read
The environment contains different forms of ecological no­­­ise that can reduce the ability of animals to detect information. Here we ask whether animals adapt their behaviour to either exploit or avoid areas of their environment with increased dynamic visual noise. Three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) were immersed into environments with a simulated form of naturally occurring visual noise – moving light bands that form on underwater substrates caused by the refraction of light through surface waves....

Mental health literacy of primary school teachers: A scoping review

Jacqueline Frei, Joanne Beames, Aliza Werner-Seidler & Jennie Hudson
The aims of this scoping review are to first, identify the current literature investigating mental health literacy of primary school teachers; second, describe any available evidence-based interventions including how they were designed and by whom; and finally, provide recommendations for future research in this area.

Understanding the visual constraints on lexical processing: New empirical and simulation results (Experiment 3)

Aaron Veldre, Lili Yu, Sally Andrews & Erik Reichle
It is well known that visual acuity is not uniform across the visual field. Acuity instead decreases precipitously from the center of vision. The region of maximum acuity, called the fovea, is comprised of the central 2º of the visual field, with a region of rapidly decreasing acuity called the parafovea extending an additional 5º of visual angle to either side of this. Although the photoreceptors required for perceiving fine detail are largely limited to...

Assessing Vocal Chanting as an Online Psychosocial Intervention

Gemma Perry, Felicity Simpson & William Thompson

Temporal and regional trends of antibiotic use in long-term aged care facilities across 39 countries, 1985-2019: systematic review and meta-analysis

Magdalena Raban, Peter Gates, Claudia Gasparini & Johanna Westbrook
Background Antibiotic misuse is a key contributor to antimicrobial resistance and a concern in long-term aged care facilities (LTCFs). Our objectives were to: i) summarise key indicators of systemic antibiotic use and appropriateness of use, and ii) examine temporal and regional variations in antibiotic use, in LTCFs (PROSPERO registration CRD42018107125). Methods & Findings Medline and EMBASE were searched for studies published between 1990-2021 reporting antibiotic use rates in LTCFs. Random effects meta-analysis provided pooled estimates...

Mental Representation of Strokes in Chinese Characters

Lili Yu

The impact of subtitle speed on information processing: Evidence from eye movements

Jan-Louis Kruger, Lili Yu, Sixin Liao & Erik Reichle

A realist review of interventions for youth depression and anxiety in LMICs: What works, for whom, how, and under what circumstances?

Amy Finlay-Jones, Syed Hamdani, Mark Boyes, Elizabeth Newnham, Zille Huma, Jennie Hudson, , Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Faith Orchard & Katherine Chisholm
This realist review aims to synthesise evidence on “what works for whom, under which circumstances, and how” for youth mental health in low-middle-income-countries (LMICs). This involves theory-driven synthesis of existing literature on youth mental health in LMICs. The review process will involve consultation with young people and stakeholders (e.g. researchers, clinicians, advocates) to provide input into the program theory and help us to understand different context, mechanism and outcome configurations across LMICs.

Reduced avoidance of feared things

Jennie Hudson, Alessandra Teunisse, Lorna Huang, Maddison O'gradey-lee, Ron Rapee, Viviana Wuthrich & Cathy Creswell
This scoping review aims to investigate for the treatment and targeted prevention of anxiety in young people aged 14-24 years: 1) In which ways, and which contexts does exposure therapy work and why? 2) In which ways, and which contexts does exposure NOT work and why? 3) What are some clinician and client barriers to using exposure therapy?

Cleaned Data

Omid Ghasemi

Orthographic facilitation of vocabulary learning in children with hearing loss

Andrea Salins, Greg Leigh, Linda Cupples & Anne Castles

Understanding how young autistic people navigate the social world

Simon Brett, Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Jennie Hudson & Liz Pellicano
Social communication difficulties and anxiety can have a significant negative impact on an individual’s mental health and wellbeing. This is of particular importance during adolescence when social influence is increased (Blakemore & Mills, 2014), there is a continual requirement to learn complex social information in volatile environments (Frostad & Pijl, 2007), and developing strong, long-lasting friendships protects against the emergence of mental health difficulties (Sehmi et al., 2019). However, for some young people, developing these...

Eligibility Criteria in Internet Treatments for Anxiety

Madelyne Bisby, Amelia Scott, Taylor Hathaway, Andreea Heriseanu, Eyal Karin, Joanne Dudeney, Milena Gandy, Nick Titov & Blake Dear
This meta-analysis will provide a comprehensive overview of the eligibility criteria commonly implemented in internet treatments for anxiety, as well as the impact of their use on participant engagement and clinical outcomes. Protocol in attached file.

Stimulus Familiarity and the Attentional Blink

Kim Curby

Sense of Agency when Computer Programming

Jasmine Spencer, Serje Robidoux, Vince Polito, Irene Graafsma, Matthew Roberts, Judy Zhu, Lyndsey Nickels & Eva Marinus

The Effect of the Visual Search task on Attentional Bias, Body Size Adaptation, and Body Dissatisfaction.

Thea House, Ian Stephen, Ian Penton-Voak & Kevin Brooks

Temporal and spatial variation in sex-specific abundance of the avian vampire fly (Philornis downsi)

Lauren K. Common, Petra Sumasgutner, Shane C. Sumasgutner, Diane Colombelli-Négrel, Rachael Y. Dudaniec & Sonia Kleindorfer
Understanding the range and behaviour of an invasive species is critical to identify key habitat areas to focus control efforts. Patterns of range use in parasites can differ temporally, across life stages and between sexes. The invasive avian vampire fly, Philornis downsi, spends the larval stage of its life within bird nests, feeding on developing nestlings and causing high levels of mortality and deformation. However, little is known of the ecology and behaviour of the...

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