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WIREs Cogn Sci
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WIREs Cognitive Science
Volume 10 Issue 4 (July 2019)
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Reduced speech: All is variability
Published Online: Feb 27 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1496
Natural spontaneous speech is missing many sounds, and yet listeners understand it. This example, from a recorded conversation, shows do you have time pronounced as something like tyu tem, and yet one seems to hear the deleted word have. Humans communicate through reduced but efficient speech.
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The dog (Canis familiaris) as a translational model of autism: It is high time we move from promise to reality
Published Online: Feb 14 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1495
This study revolves around the idea that dogs serve as a good translational model for human autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and thus have the potential to mimic the key neurocognitive aspects of ASD better than currently available rodent models. (Gen1–n: genotypes predisposing to autism; Env1–n: different sets of environmental risk factors; Symp1–n: variable phenotypic spectrum.)
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Combinatoriality in the vocal systems of nonhuman animals
Published Online: Feb 06 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1493
The article provides an overview of combinatorial structures characterizing nonhuman vocal systems and how they might relate to human linguistic structures.
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To do it now or later: The cognitive mechanisms and neural substrates underlying procrastination
Published Online: Jan 14 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1492
People would decide to do a task only when the effect of future incentive outcome is stronger than task aversiveness. Delaying a task can increase the time distance between the current self and task aversiveness, relieving the current self from the negative emotion. On the other hand, delaying a task narrows the time distance between the task and future incentive outcome, increasing motivational effects of future incentive outcomes on the delayed task. In addition, individual differences in procrastination are correlated with structural abnormalities and altered spontaneous metabolism in the parahippocampal cortex and the prefrontal cortex, which might contribute to procrastination through episodic prospection or memory and emotion regulation, respectively.
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Differences in how macaques monitor others: Does serotonin play a central role?
Published Online: Feb 18 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1494
Serotonin may play a role in balancing macaques' need to monitor others and monitor the environment, ultimately mediating differences in social monitoring across individuals, populations, and species of macaques.
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