A selection of our most popular open access articles from neuroscience and psychology so far this year

We are pleased to present a selection of the most popular open access papers from our Neuroscience and Psychology journals between January and July 2015. These open access articles have been peer reviewed and upon acceptance made immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.


  1. The effects of stress exposure on prefrontal cortex: Translating basic research into successful treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder
    Neurobiology of Stress
  2. Restoration of vision in blind individuals using bionic devices: A review with a focus on cortical visual prostheses
    Brain Research
  3. Social anxiety disorder in adolescence: How developmental cognitive neuroscience findings may shape understanding and interventions for psychopathology
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  4. The wandering brain: Meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies of mind-wandering and related spontaneous thought processes
  5. Dopamine and norepinephrine receptors participate in methylphenidate enhancement of in vivo hippocampal synaptic plasticity
  6. Racial bias in neural response to others' pain is reduced with other-race contact
  7. The effect of selective REM-sleep deprivation on the consolidation and affective evaluation of emotional memories
    Neurobiology of learning and Memory
  8. Severely deficient autobiographical memory (SDAM) in healthy adults: A new mnemonic syndrome


  1. Sport participation and alcohol and illicit drug use in adolescents and young adults: A systematic review of longitudinal studies
    Addictive Behaviors
  2. Internet-Based Mindfulness Treatment for Anxiety Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Behavior Therapy
  3. A Framework to Support Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Emotional Disorder After Stroke
    Cognitive and Behavioral Practice
  4. Effectiveness of cognitive behavior treatment for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: Acute outcomes from the Nordic Long-term OCD Treatment Study (NordLOTS)
    Behaviour Research and Therapy
  5. Five days at outdoor education camp without screens improves preteen skills with nonverbal emotion cues
    Computers in Human Behavior
  6. ‘Utilitarian’ judgments in sacrificial moral dilemmas do not reflect impartial concern for the greater good
  7. Hemispheric specialization for visual words is shaped by attention to sublexical units during initial learning
    Brain and Language
  8. Love is the triumph of the imagination: Daydreams about significant others are associated with increased happiness, love and connection
    Consciousness and Cognition