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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643115/new-erp-methods-tailored-onto-single-subject-neuroanatomical-variability
#1
Massimo Girelli
Gebodh and coworkers present an innovative method for strengthening the reliability with which event-related potential (ERP) components are recorded. By tailoring the experimental design to the neuroanatomical singularity of each observer, this method provides more robust and cleaner data.
June 22, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547185/prognostic-value-of-eeg-microstates-in-acute-stroke
#2
Filippo Zappasodi, Pierpaolo Croce, Alessandro Giordani, Giovanni Assenza, Nadia M Giannantoni, Paolo Profice, Giuseppe Granata, Paolo M Rossini, Franca Tecchio
Given the importance of neuronal plasticity in recovery from a stroke and the huge variability of recovery abilities in patients, we investigated neuronal activity in the acute phase to enhance information about the prognosis of recovery in the stabilized phase. We investigated the microstates in 47 patients who suffered a first-ever mono-lesional ischemic stroke in the middle cerebral artery territory and in 20 healthy control volunteers. Electroencephalographic (EEG) activity at rest with eyes closed was acquired between 2 and 10 days (T0) after ischemic attack...
May 25, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528447/a-single-bout-of-endurance-exercise-modulates-eeg-microstates-temporal-features
#3
Jérôme N Spring, Miralena I Tomescu, Jérôme Barral
Electrical neuroimaging is a promising method to explore the spontaneous brain function after physical exercise. The present study aims to investigate the effect of acute physical exercise on the temporal dynamic of the resting brain activity captured by the four conventional map topographies (microstates) described in the literature, and to associate these brain changes with the post-exercise neuromuscular function. Twenty endurance-trained subjects performed a 30-min biking task at 60% of their maximal aerobic power followed by a 10 km all-out time trial...
May 20, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516227/impairment-in-mismatch-negativity-but-not-repetition-suppression-in-schizophrenia
#4
Brian A Coffman, Sarah M Haigh, Tim K Murphy, Dean F Salisbury
Schizophrenia is characterized by impaired auditory-evoked potentials (AEPs), mismatch negativity (MMN), and sensory gating of AEPs to repeated stimuli (repetition suppression, RS). In the predictive modeling framework, MMN and RS reflect encoding of prediction error and model sharpening, respectively. We compared P50, N100, P200 RS, and pitch and duration MMN in 26 participants diagnosed with schizophrenia (SZ) and 26 matched healthy controls (HC), and assessed relationships between MMN, RS, and SZ diagnosis...
May 17, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510905/zoomed-mri-guided-by-combined-eeg-meg-source-analysis-a-multimodal-approach-for-optimizing-presurgical-epilepsy-work-up-and-its-application-in-a-multi-focal-epilepsy-patient-case-study
#5
Ü Aydin, S Rampp, A Wollbrink, H Kugel, J -H Cho, T R Knösche, C Grova, J Wellmer, C H Wolters
In recent years, the use of source analysis based on electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) has gained considerable attention in presurgical epilepsy diagnosis. However, in many cases the source analysis alone is not used to tailor surgery unless the findings are confirmed by lesions, such as, e.g., cortical malformations in MRI. For many patients, the histology of tissue resected from MRI negative epilepsy shows small lesions, which indicates the need for more sensitive MR sequences...
May 16, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497235/spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-the-cortical-responses-induced-by-a-prolonged-tactile-stimulation-of-the-human-fingertips
#6
Clara Genna, Calogero M Oddo, Chiara Fanciullacci, Carmelo Chisari, Henrik Jörntell, Fiorenzo Artoni, Silvestro Micera
The sense of touch is fundamental for daily behavior. The aim of this work is to understand the neural network responsible for touch processing during a prolonged tactile stimulation, delivered by means of a mechatronic platform by passively sliding a ridged surface under the subject's fingertip while recording the electroencephalogram (EEG). We then analyzed: (i) the temporal features of the Somatosensory Evoked Potentials and their topographical distribution bilaterally across the cortex; (ii) the associated temporal modulation of the EEG frequency bands...
May 11, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493012/eeg-microstate-correlates-of-fluid-intelligence-and-response-to-cognitive-training
#7
Emiliano Santarnecchi, Arjun R Khanna, Christian S Musaeus, Christopher S Y Benwell, Paula Davila, Faranak Farzan, Santosh Matham, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Mouhsin M Shafi
The neurobiological correlates of human fluid intelligence (Gf) remain elusive. Here, we demonstrate that spatiotemporal dynamics of EEG activity correlate with baseline measures of Gf and with its modulation by cognitive training. EEG dynamics were assessed in 74 healthy participants by examination of fast-changing, recurring, topographically-defined electric patterns termed "microstates", which characterize the electrophysiological activity of distributed cortical networks. We find that the frequency of appearance of specific brain topographies, spatially associated with visual (microstate B) and executive control (microstate C) networks, respectively, is inversely related to Gf scores...
May 10, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474167/effects-of-stimulus-size-and-contrast-on-the-initial-primary-visual-cortical-response-in-humans
#8
Nigel Gebodh, M Isabel Vanegas, Simon P Kelly
Decades of intracranial electrophysiological investigation into the primary visual cortex (V1) have produced many fundamental insights into the computations carried out in low-level visual circuits of the brain. Some of the most important work has been simply concerned with the precise measurement of neural response variations as a function of elementary stimulus attributes such as contrast and size. Surprisingly, such simple but fundamental characterization of V1 responses has not been carried out in human electrophysiology...
May 4, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466295/cortical-correlates-of-human-balance-control
#9
Andreas Mierau, Britta Pester, Thorben Hülsdünker, Karin Schiecke, Heiko K Strüder, Herbert Witte
Balance control is a fundamental component of human every day motor activities such as standing or walking, and its impairment is associated with an increased risk of falling. However, in humans the exact neurobiological mechanisms underlying balance control are still unclear. Specifically, although previous studies have identified a number of cortical regions that become significantly activated during real or imagined balancing, the interactions within and between the relevant cortical regions remain to be investigated...
May 2, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456867/the-temporal-dynamics-of-response-inhibition-and-their-modulation-by-cognitive-control
#10
Liisa Raud, René J Huster
Behavioral adjustments require interactions between distinct modes of cognitive control and response inhibition. Hypothetically, fast and global inhibition is exerted in the reactive control mode, whereas proactive control enables the preparation of inhibitory pathways in advance while relying on the slower selective inhibitory system. We compared the temporal progression of inhibition in the reactive and proactive control modes using simultaneous electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG) recordings...
April 29, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439757/when-is-higher-level-cognitive-control-needed-for-locomotor-tasks-among-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#11
Inbal Maidan, Hagar Bernad-Elazari, Nir Giladi, Jeffrey M Hausdorff, Anat Mirelman
Turning has been implicated as a complex task that requires both motor and cognitive resources. Accumulating evidence shows that patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) require more steps and more time to complete a turn, however, the role of the prefrontal cortex during turning is not clear. Forty nine patients with PD without freezing of gait (mean age 71.7 ± 1.0 years; 67% men, disease duration 9.7 ± 1.3 years) performed motor and cognitive tests. Prefrontal activation, specifically in Brodmann area 10 (BA10), during turning and usual walking was measured using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)...
April 24, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434101/predicting-dream-recall-eeg-activation-during-nrem-sleep-or-shared-mechanisms-with-wakefulness
#12
Serena Scarpelli, Aurora D'Atri, Anastasia Mangiaruga, Cristina Marzano, Maurizio Gorgoni, Cinzia Schiappa, Michele Ferrara, Luigi De Gennaro
The common knowledge of a uniqueness of REM sleep as a privileged scenario of dreaming still persists, although consolidated empirical evidence shows that the assumption that dreaming is just an epiphenomenon of REM sleep is no longer tenable. However, the brain mechanisms underlying dream generation and its encoding in memory during NREM sleep are still mostly unknown. In fact, only few studies have investigated on the mechanisms of dream phenomenology related to NREM sleep. For this reason, our study is specifically aimed to elucidate the electrophysiological (EEG) correlates of dream recall (DR) upon NREM sleep awakenings...
April 22, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417214/neural-processes-associated-with-vocabulary-and-vowel-length-differences-in-a-dialect-an-erp-study-in-pre-literate-children
#13
Jessica C Bühler, Franziska Waßmann, Daniela Buser, Flutra Zumberi, Urs Maurer
Although familiarity with a language impacts how phonology and semantics are processed at the neural level, little is known how these processes are affected by familiarity with a dialect. By measuring event-related potentials (ERPs) in kindergarten children we investigated neural processing related to familiarity with dialect-specific pronunciation and lexicality of spoken words before literacy acquisition in school. Children speaking one of two German dialects were presented with spoken word-picture pairings, in which congruity (or the lack thereof) was defined by dialect familiarity with pronunciation or vocabulary...
April 17, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397030/electroencephalographic-evidence-of-altered-top-down-attentional-modulation-in-fibromyalgia-patients-during-a-working-memory-task
#14
Alberto J González-Villar, Marina Pidal-Miranda, Manuel Arias, Dolores Rodríguez-Salgado, María T Carrillo-de-la-Peña
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic syndrome involving widespread pain of unclear pathophysiology. FM patients frequently complain about cognitive symptoms that interfere with their daily life activities. Several studies have reported attentional deficits and working memory impairment in FM patients. Nevertheless, the mechanisms involved in these alterations are still poorly understood. In this study we recorded electroencephalographic activity in 32 women with FM and 30 matched controls while they performed a 2-back working memory task...
April 10, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289850/neurophysiological-correlates-of-attentional-fluctuation-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#15
Celeste H M Cheung, Gráinne McLoughlin, Daniel Brandeis, Tobias Banaschewski, Philip Asherson, Jonna Kuntsi
Cognitive performance in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterised, in part, by frequent fluctuations in response speed, resulting in high reaction time variability (RTV). RTV captures a large proportion of the genetic risk in ADHD but, importantly, is malleable, improving significantly in a fast-paced, rewarded task condition. Using the temporal precision offered by event-related potentials (ERPs), we aimed to examine the neurophysiological measures of attention allocation (P3 amplitudes) and preparation (contingent negative variation, CNV), and their associations with the fluctuating RT performance and its improvement in ADHD...
May 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161728/prior-visual-experience-modulates-learning-of-sound-localization-among-blind-individuals
#16
Qian Tao, Chetwyn C H Chan, Yue-Jia Luo, Jian-Jun Li, Kin-Hung Ting, Zhong-Lin Lu, Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, Jun Wang, Tatia M C Lee
Cross-modal learning requires the use of information from different sensory modalities. This study investigated how the prior visual experience of late blind individuals could modulate neural processes associated with learning of sound localization. Learning was realized by standardized training on sound localization processing, and experience was investigated by comparing brain activations elicited from a sound localization task in individuals with (late blind, LB) and without (early blind, EB) prior visual experience...
May 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341920/rhythmic-modulation-of-entrained-auditory-oscillations-by-visual-inputs
#17
David M Simon, Mark T Wallace
Temporal structure is ubiquitous in sensory signals, and the brain has been shown to robustly represent information about temporal structure in the phase of low frequency neural oscillations. In a related construct, the integration of information across the different senses has been proposed to be at least partly due to the phase resetting of these low frequency oscillations. As a consequence, oscillations represent a potential contributor to the encoding of complex multisensory signals with informative temporal structures...
March 24, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315038/the-mirror-neuron-system-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients-with-low-disability
#18
Julio Plata-Bello, Yaiza Pérez-Martín, Abril Castañón-Pérez, Cristián Modroño, Helga Fariña, Estefanía Hernández-Martín, Montserrat González-Platas, Francisco Marcano, José Luis González-Mora
To study the visuospatial/visuoperceptive function using a mirror neuron system (MNS) based approach in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and a healthy control group. Two task-based fMRIs (an execution task and an observation task) and one resting-fMRI were performed in a group of MS patients (n = 24) and a group of healthy controls (n = 15). The execution and observation tasks consisted of the performance or observation of the index-thumb opposition task. Statistical parametric mapping approaches were used to identify differences in the brain activity and functional connectivity (FC) of the MNS between MS patients and healthy controls...
March 17, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293801/theta-burst-stimulation-of-the-precuneus-modulates-resting-state-connectivity-in-the-left-temporal-pole
#19
Matteo Mancini, Chiara Mastropasqua, Sonia Bonnì, Viviana Ponzo, Mara Cercignani, Silvia Conforto, Giacomo Koch, Marco Bozzali
It has been shown that continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS) over the precuneus acts on specific memory retrieval abilities. In order to study the neural mechanisms beyond these findings, we combined cTBS and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging. Our experimental protocol involved stimulation and sham conditions on a group of healthy subjects, and each condition included a baseline and two follow-up acquisitions (5 and 15 min after baseline) after cTBS. We analysed brain functional connectivity by means of graph theoretical measures, with a specific focus on the network modular structure...
March 14, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286918/altered-effective-connectivity-network-in-childhood-absence-epilepsy-a-multi-frequency-meg-study
#20
Caiyun Wu, Jing Xiang, Wenwen Jiang, Shuyang Huang, Yuan Gao, Lu Tang, Yuchen Zhou, Di Wu, Qiqi Chen, Zheng Hu, Xiaoshan Wang
Using multi-frequency magnetoencephalography (MEG) data, we investigated whether the effective connectivity (EC) network of patients with childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is altered during the inter-ictal period in comparison with healthy controls. MEG data from 13 untreated CAE patients and 10 healthy controls were recorded. Correlation analysis and Granger causality analysis were used to construct an EC network at the source level in eight frequency bands. Alterations in the spatial pattern and topology of the network in CAE were investigated by comparing the patients with the controls...
March 12, 2017: Brain Topography
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