Genre films can be considered as extensions of default logics

At the level of story, a genre is a proto-typical narrative (T) shared by a group of films. This leads viewers to form hypotheses about the future course of events based on their knowledge of what normally occurs in similar narrative situations.... continue reading

Improvements to athletic performance arising from acute responses to hypoventilation-induced hypoxemia

Recent research has established that hypoventilation at low pulmonary volumes during moderate exercise can result in hypoxemia, similar to exposure to extreme altitude. It has also shown that a training program incorporating this method result in... continue reading

The Journal of Codegolfing

Code Golfing refers to solving a problem by making use of the least number of characters i.e. by writing the shortest code as possible. Although studied extensively, the methods to solve the problem are still evolving. We generally think, “Smaller... continue reading

Playing Football behind closed doors: A natural experiment on the link between crowd support and home advantage

In football, as in many other sports, there is a sizeable advantage for the home team, found all around the globe, which means that home teams have a significantly higher chance of winning. While this effect has shrunk over the years, the exact... continue reading

COVID-19 treatment using magnetic hyperthermia

Although it is not widely available, magnetic hyperthermia is a good approach to be used in elevating the tissue temperature, especially in cancer treatment (Giustini et al., 2010). Magnetic nanoparticles (MNP's) can be manipulated by applying a... continue reading

Stem Cell Based Approach for Control of Invasive Fish Species

Germ cell (GC) transplantation (GCT) is widely used for generating surrogate gametes from commercially important fishes that are difficult to breed in confinement and propagation of endangered populations. Here is an innovative application of GCT... continue reading

Withdrawal Confounding in Studies of The Pharmacological Management of Substance Use Disorders

Recently, there has been greater emphasis on the management of “addiction” and substance use disorders with pharmacological treatments. For example, Medication-Assisted Treatments (MAT), such as methadone and buprenorphine for opioid dependence... continue reading

The biopsychosocial approach and its application to sports injuries and athlete management

The biopsychosocial approach is well-defined and widely known amongst health care providers, but often unclear when it comes to its application to sports injuries and athlete management. For example, a runner who experiences knee pain of gradual... continue reading

COVID-19: Merging Twitter with the Journal of Brief Ideas to improve knowledge production in emergencies

There are a lot of great ideas poured in Twitter on several topics and COVID19. Its time to published them also in the Journal of Brief Ideas http://beta.briefideas.org/ . The advantages are that is fully machine quotable, instant publication,... continue reading

Vein Dynamics to predict the immune response and susceptibility to disorders

The immune system acts as a protective framework against the pathogenic microbes. Understanding the immune system can give us insights of how vulnerable someone is to foreign invaders. Amidst the recent events such as virus outbreaks it becomes... continue reading

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