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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322026/objective-3d-surface-evaluation-of-intracranial-electrophysiologic-correlates-of-cerebral-glucose-metabolic-abnormalities-in-children-with-focal-epilepsy
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Jeong-Won Jeong, Eishi Asano, Vinod Kumar Pilli, Yasuo Nakai, Harry T Chugani, Csaba Juhász
To determine the spatial relationship between 2-deoxy-2[(18) F]fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) metabolic and intracranial electrophysiological abnormalities in children undergoing two-stage epilepsy surgery, statistical parametric mapping (SPM) was used to correlate hypo- and hypermetabolic cortical regions with ictal and interictal electrocorticography (ECoG) changes mapped onto the brain surface. Preoperative FDG-PET scans of 37 children with intractable epilepsy (31 with non-localizing MRI) were compared with age-matched pseudo-normal pediatric control PET data...
March 21, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321973/cortical-and-subcortical-mechanisms-of-brain-machine-interfaces
#2
Silvia Marchesotti, Roberto Martuzzi, Aaron Schurger, Maria Laura Blefari, José R Del Millán, Hannes Bleuler, Olaf Blanke
Technical advances in the field of Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMIs) enable users to control a variety of external devices such as robotic arms, wheelchairs, virtual entities and communication systems through the decoding of brain signals in real time. Most BMI systems sample activity from restricted brain regions, typically the motor and premotor cortex, with limited spatial resolution. Despite the growing number of applications, the cortical and subcortical systems involved in BMI control are currently unknown at the whole-brain level...
March 21, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321965/robust-presurgical-functional-mri-at-7-t-using-response-consistency
#3
Pedro Lima Cardoso, Florian Ph S Fischmeister, Barbara Dymerska, Alexander Geißler, Moritz Wurnig, Siegfried Trattnig, Roland Beisteiner, Simon Daniel Robinson
Functional MRI is valuable in presurgical planning due to its non-invasive nature, repeatability, and broad availability. Using ultra-high field MRI increases the specificity and sensitivity, increasing the localization reliability and reducing scan time. Ideally, fMRI analysis for this application should identify unreliable runs and work even if the patient deviates from the prescribed task timing or if there are changes to the hemodynamic response due to pathology. In this study, a model-free analysis method-UNBIASED-based on the consistency of fMRI responses over runs was applied, to ultra-high field fMRI localizations of the hand area...
March 21, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321956/mapping-the-brain-network-of-the-phonological-loop
#4
Costanza Papagno, Alessandro Comi, Marco Riva, Alberto Bizzi, Mirta Vernice, Alessandra Casarotti, Enrica Fava, Lorenzo Bello
The cortical and subcortical neural correlates underlying item and order information in verbal short-term memory (STM) were investigated by means of digit span in 29 patients with direct electrical stimulation during awake surgery for removal of a neoplastic lesion. Stimulation of left Broca's area interfered with span, producing significantly more item than order errors, as compared to the stimulation of the supramarginal/angular gyrus, which also interfered with span but, conversely, produced more order than item errors...
March 21, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321950/the-cerebellum-shrinks-faster-than-normal-ageing-in-alzheimer-s-disease-but-not-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
#5
Hossein Tabatabaei-Jafari, Erin Walsh, Marnie E Shaw, Nicolas Cherbuin
BACKGROUND: While acceleration in age-related cerebral atrophy has been well documented in Alzheimer's disease, the cerebellar contributions to this effect have not been thoroughly investigated. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated cerebellar volume and atrophy rate using magnetic resonance imaging in individuals with normal cognition (CN), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS: Two hundred twenty-nine CN, 398 MCI and 191 AD participants of stage I ADNI database with screening scans were evaluated for cerebellar volume...
March 21, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321948/gene-networks-show-associations-with-seed-region-connectivity
#6
Marie Forest, Yasser Iturria-Medina, Jennifer S Goldman, Claudia L Kleinman, Amanda Lovato, Kathleen Oros Klein, Alan Evans, Antonio Ciampi, Aurélie Labbe, Celia M T Greenwood
Primary patterns in adult brain connectivity are established during development by coordinated networks of transiently expressed genes; however, neural networks remain malleable throughout life. The present study hypothesizes that structural connectivity from key seed regions may induce effects on their connected targets, which are reflected in gene expression at those targeted regions. To test this hypothesis, analyses were performed on data from two brains from the Allen Human Brain Atlas, for which both gene expression and DW-MRI were available...
March 21, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321945/quantitative-representations-of-an-exaggerated-anxiety-response-in-the-brain-of-female-spider-phobics-a-parametric-fmri-study
#7
Anna Zilverstand, Bettina Sorger, Anita Kaemingk, Rainer Goebel
We employed a novel parametric spider picture set in the context of a parametric fMRI anxiety provocation study, designed to tease apart brain regions involved in threat monitoring from regions representing an exaggerated anxiety response in spider phobics. For the stimulus set, we systematically manipulated perceived proximity of threat by varying a depicted spider's context, size, and posture. All stimuli were validated in a behavioral rating study (phobics n = 20; controls n = 20; all female). An independent group participated in a subsequent fMRI anxiety provocation study (phobics n = 7; controls n = 7; all female), in which we compared a whole-brain categorical to a whole-brain parametric analysis...
March 21, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317276/important-considerations-in-lesion-symptom-mapping-illustrations-from-studies-of-word-comprehension
#8
Hinna Shahid, Rajani Sebastian, Tatiana T Schnur, Taylor Hanayik, Amy Wright, Donna C Tippett, Julius Fridriksson, Chris Rorden, Argye E Hillis
Lesion-symptom mapping is an important method of identifying networks of brain regions critical for functions. However, results might be influenced substantially by the imaging modality and timing of assessment. We tested the hypothesis that brain regions found to be associated with acute language deficits depend on (1) timing of behavioral measurement, (2) imaging sequences utilized to define the "lesion" (structural abnormality only or structural plus perfusion abnormality), and (3) power of the study. We studied 191 individuals with acute left hemisphere stroke with MRI and language testing to identify areas critical for spoken word comprehension...
March 20, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317230/cortical-surface-based-threshold-free-cluster-enhancement-and-cortexwise-mediation
#9
Tristram A Lett, Lea Waller, Heike Tost, Ilya M Veer, Arash Nazeri, Susanne Erk, Eva J Brandl, Katrin Charlet, Anne Beck, Sabine Vollstädt-Klein, Anne Jorde, Falk Kiefer, Andreas Heinz, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, M Mallar Chakravarty, Henrik Walter
Threshold-free cluster enhancement (TFCE) is a sensitive means to incorporate spatial neighborhood information in neuroimaging studies without using arbitrary thresholds. The majority of methods have applied TFCE to voxelwise data. The need to understand the relationship among multiple variables and imaging modalities has become critical. We propose a new method of applying TFCE to vertexwise statistical images as well as cortexwise (either voxel- or vertexwise) mediation analysis. Here we present TFCE_mediation, a toolbox that can be used for cortexwise multiple regression analysis with TFCE, and additionally cortexwise mediation using TFCE...
March 20, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295837/compromised-hippocampus-striatum-pathway-as-a-potential-imaging-biomarker-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-and-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#10
D Rangaprakash, Gopikrishna Deshpande, Thomas A Daniel, Adam M Goodman, Jennifer L Robinson, Nouha Salibi, Jeffrey S Katz, Thomas S Denney, Michael N Dretsch
OBJECTIVES: Military service members risk acquiring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild-traumatic brain injury (mTBI), with high comorbidity. Owing to overlapping symptomatology in chronic mTBI or postconcussion syndrome (PCS) and PTSD, it is difficult to assess the etiology of a patient's condition without objective measures. Using resting-state functional MRI in a novel framework, we tested the hypothesis that their neural signatures are characterized by functionally hyperconnected brain regions which are less variable over time...
March 15, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295833/can-we-predict-subject-specific-dynamic-cortical-thickness-maps-during-infancy-from-birth
#11
Yu Meng, Gang Li, Islem Rekik, Han Zhang, Yaozong Gao, Weili Lin, Dinggang Shen
Understanding the early dynamic development of the human cerebral cortex remains a challenging problem. Cortical thickness, as one of the most important morphological attributes of the cerebral cortex, is a sensitive indicator for both normal neurodevelopment and neuropsychiatric disorders, but its early postnatal development remains largely unexplored. In this study, we investigate a key question in neurodevelopmental science: can we predict the future dynamic development of cortical thickness map in an individual infant based on its available MRI data at birth? If this is possible, we might be able to better model and understand the early brain development and also early detect abnormal brain development during infancy...
March 15, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295805/resting-state-functional-connectivity-and-cognitive-dysfunction-correlations-in-spinocerebelellar-ataxia-type-6-sca6
#12
Licia Pereira, Raag D Airan, Ann Fishman, Jay J Pillai, Kalyani Kansal, Chiadi U Onyike, Jerry L Prince, Sarah H Ying, Haris I Sair
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the correlation between resting state functional MRI (RS-fMRI) activity and motor and cognitive impairment in spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6). METHODS: Twelve patients with genetically confirmed SCA6 and 14 age matched healthy controls were imaged with RS-fMRI. Whole brain gray matter was automatically parcellated into 1000 regions of interest (ROIs). For each ROI, the first eigenvariate of voxel time courses was extracted...
March 15, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295799/your-algorithm-might-think-the-hippocampus-grows-in-alzheimer-s-disease-caveats-of-longitudinal-automated-hippocampal-volumetry
#13
Tejas Sankar, Min Tae M Park, Tasha Jawa, Raihaan Patel, Nikhil Bhagwat, Aristotle N Voineskos, Andres M Lozano, M Mallar Chakravarty
Hippocampal atrophy rate-measured using automated techniques applied to structural MRI scans-is considered a sensitive marker of disease progression in Alzheimer's disease, frequently used as an outcome measure in clinical trials. Using publicly accessible data from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), we examined 1-year hippocampal atrophy rates generated by each of five automated or semiautomated hippocampal segmentation algorithms in patients with Alzheimer's disease, subjects with mild cognitive impairment, or elderly controls...
March 15, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294464/assessing-connectivity-related-injury-burden-in-diffuse-traumatic-brain-injury
#14
Berkan Solmaz, Birkan Tunç, Drew Parker, John Whyte, Tessa Hart, Amanda Rabinowitz, Morgan Rohrbach, Junghoon Kim, Ragini Verma
Many of the clinical and behavioral manifestations of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are thought to arise from disruption to the structural network of the brain due to diffuse axonal injury (DAI). However, a principled way of summarizing diffuse connectivity alterations to quantify injury burden is lacking. In this study, we developed a connectome injury score, Disruption Index of the Structural Connectome (DISC), which summarizes the cumulative effects of TBI-induced connectivity abnormalities across the entire brain...
March 15, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294457/structural-and-functional-brain-network-correlates-of-depressive-symptoms-in-premanifest-huntington-s-disease
#15
Peter McColgan, Adeel Razi, Sarah Gregory, Kiran K Seunarine, Alexandra Durr, Raymund A C Roos, Blair R Leavitt, Rachael I Scahill, Chris A Clark, Doug R Langbehn, Geraint Rees, Sarah J Tabrizi
Depression is common in premanifest Huntington's disease (preHD) and results in significant morbidity. We sought to examine how variations in structural and functional brain networks relate to depressive symptoms in premanifest HD and healthy controls. Brain networks were constructed using diffusion tractography (70 preHD and 81 controls) and resting state fMRI (92 preHD and 94 controls) data. A sub-network associated with depression was identified in a data-driven fashion and network-based statistics was used to investigate which specific connections correlated with depression scores...
March 15, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294456/functional-organization-of-the-human-posterior-cingulate-cortex-revealed-by-multiple-connectivity-based-parcellation-methods
#16
Jungho Cha, Hang Joon Jo, William S Gibson, Jong-Min Lee
Based on cytoarchitecture, the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) is thought to be comprised of two distinct functional subregions: the dorsal and ventral PCC (dPCC and vPCC). However, functional subregions do not completely match anatomical boundaries in the human brain. To understand the relationship between the functional organization of regions and anatomical features, it is necessary to apply parcellation algorithms based on functional properties. We therefore defined functionally informed subregions in the human PCC by parcellation of regions with similar patterns of functional connectivity in the resting brain...
March 15, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295978/entrepreneurial-and-parental-love-are-they-the-same
#17
Marja-Liisa Halko, Tom Lahti, Kaisa Hytönen, Iiro P Jääskeläinen
Here we tested the hypothesis that entrepreneurs' emotional experience and brain responses toward their own firm resemble those of parents toward their own children. Using fMRI, we measured the brain activity while male entrepreneurs viewed pictures of their own and of a familiar firm, and while fathers viewed pictures of their own and of a familiar child. The entrepreneurs who self-rated as being very closely attached with their venture showed a similar suppression of activity in the posterior cingulate cortex, temporoparietal junction, and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex as fathers during viewing pictures of their own children versus familiar children...
March 13, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294458/how-task-demands-shape-brain-responses-to-visual-food-cues
#18
Tanja Maria Pohl, Claus Tempelmann, Toemme Noesselt
Several previous imaging studies have aimed at identifying the neural basis of visual food cue processing in humans. However, there is little consistency of the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) results across studies. Here, we tested the hypothesis that this variability across studies might - at least in part - be caused by the different tasks employed. In particular, we assessed directly the influence of task set on brain responses to food stimuli with fMRI using two tasks (colour vs. edibility judgement, between-subjects design)...
March 13, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295803/functional-brain-segmentation-using-inter-subject-correlation-in-fmri
#19
Jukka-Pekka Kauppi, Juha Pajula, Jari Niemi, Riitta Hari, Jussi Tohka
The human brain continuously processes massive amounts of rich sensory information. To better understand such highly complex brain processes, modern neuroimaging studies are increasingly utilizing experimental setups that better mimic daily-life situations. A new exploratory data-analysis approach, functional segmentation inter-subject correlation analysis (FuSeISC), was proposed to facilitate the analysis of functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) data sets collected in these experiments. The method provides a new type of functional segmentation of brain areas, not only characterizing areas that display similar processing across subjects but also areas in which processing across subjects is highly variable...
March 10, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294459/identifying-dynamic-functional-connectivity-biomarkers-using-gig-ica-application-to-schizophrenia-schizoaffective-disorder-and-psychotic-bipolar-disorder
#20
Yuhui Du, Godfrey D Pearlson, Dongdong Lin, Jing Sui, Jiayu Chen, Mustafa Salman, Carol A Tamminga, Elena I Ivleva, John A Sweeney, Matcheri S Keshavan, Brett A Clementz, Juan Bustillo, Vince D Calhoun
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies have shown altered brain dynamic functional connectivity (DFC) in mental disorders. Here, we aim to explore DFC across a spectrum of symptomatically-related disorders including bipolar disorder with psychosis (BPP), schizoaffective disorder (SAD), and schizophrenia (SZ). We introduce a group information guided independent component analysis procedure to estimate both group-level and subject-specific connectivity states from DFC. Using resting-state fMRI data of 238 healthy controls (HCs), 140 BPP, 132 SAD, and 113 SZ patients, we identified measures differentiating groups from the whole-brain DFC and traditional static functional connectivity (SFC), separately...
March 10, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
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