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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994010/parsing-the-neural-correlates-of-anxious-apprehension-and-anxious-arousal-in-the-grey-matter-of-healthy-youth
#1
Peter J Castagna, Scott Roye, Matthew Calamia, Joshua Owens-French, Thompson E Davis, Steven G Greening
Neuroscientific and psychological research posits that there are two transdiagnostic facets of anxiety: anxious arousal and anxious apprehension. Though these two facets of anxiety are distinct, they are often subsumed into one domain (e.g., trait anxiety). The primary goal of the current study was to delineate the relationship between anxious arousal and cortical thickness versus the relationship between anxious apprehension and cortical thickness in a sample of typically functioning youth. The secondary aim was to determine where in the brain cortical thickness significantly correlated with both components of anxiety...
October 9, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980144/hierarchical-multi-resolution-mesh-networks-for-brain-decoding
#2
Itir Onal Ertugrul, Mete Ozay, Fatos T Yarman Vural
Human brain is supposed to process information in multiple frequency bands. Therefore, we can extract diverse information from functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) data by processing it at multiple resolutions. We propose a framework, called Hierarchical Multi-resolution Mesh Networks (HMMNs), which establishes a set of brain networks at multiple resolutions of fMRI signal to represent the underlying cognitive process. Our framework, first, decomposes the fMRI signal into various frequency subbands using wavelet transform...
October 4, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980133/time-is-nothing-emotional-consistency-of-autobiographical-memory-and-its-neural-basis
#3
Rui Xu, Juan Yang, Chunliang Feng, Haiyan Wu, Ruiwang Huang, Qiuli Yang, Zhihao Li, Pengfei Xu, Ruolei Gu, Yue-Jia Luo
The emotional aspect of autobiographical memories (AMs) is associated with self-related processing, which plays an important role in mental health. However, the emotional consistency dimension of AMs and its neural underpinnings remain largely unexplored. Twenty-five healthy participants were involved in this study. Participants were first asked to recall important AMs and assess the emotional ratings of each AM. Four weeks later, they were asked to retrieve the details of both positive and negative AMs during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning...
October 4, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971301/distinctive-pretreatment-features-of-bilateral-nucleus-accumbens-networks-predict-early-response-to-antidepressants-in-major-depressive-disorder
#4
Zhenghua Hou, Liang Gong, Mengmeng Zhi, Yingying Yin, Yuqun Zhang, Chunming Xie, Yonggui Yuan
The pretreatment neuroimaging markers from the resting-state brain network that could predict the early response to antidepressants are still unclear. The aim of the present study was to identify the performance of reward network features for discriminating patients with a dampened response to antidepressants. A total of 81 major depressive disorder (MDD) patients (44 patients with treatment-responsive depression (RD) and 37 patients with non-responding depression (NRD)) and 43 healthy controls (HC) underwent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging scans and clinical estimates...
October 2, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942477/cognitive-performance-in-mid-stage-parkinson-s-disease-functional-connectivity-under-chronic-antiparkinson-treatment
#5
Roxana Vancea, Kristina Simonyan, Maria Petracca, Miroslaw Brys, Alessandro Di Rocco, Maria Felice Ghilardi, Matilde Inglese
Cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease (PD) is related to the reorganization of brain topology. Although drug challenge studies have proven how levodopa treatment can modulate functional connectivity in brain circuits, the role of chronic dopaminergic therapy on cognitive status and functional connectivity has never been investigated. We sought to characterize brain functional topology in mid-stage PD patients under chronic antiparkinson treatment and explore the presence of correlation between reorganization of brain architecture and specific cognitive deficits...
September 23, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940149/erratum-to-activations-in-gray-and-white-matter-are-modulated-by-uni-manual-responses-during-within-and-inter-hemispheric-transfer-effects-of-response-hand-and-right-handedness
#6
Vaibhav A Diwadkar, Marcella Bellani, Asadur Chowdury, Silvia Savazzi, Cinzia Perlini, Veronica Marinelli, Giada Zoccatelli, Franco Alessandrini, Elisa Ciceri, Gianluca Rambaldelli, Mirella Ruggieri, A Carlo Altamura, Carlo A Marzi, Paolo Brambilla
The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The family name of Paolo Brambilla was incorrectly spelled as Bambilla.
September 22, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929362/brain-reactivity-to-visual-food-stimuli-after-moderate-intensity-exercise-in-children
#7
Travis D Masterson, C Brock Kirwan, Lance E Davidson, Michael J Larson, Kathleen L Keller, S Nicole Fearnbach, Alyssa Evans, James D LeCheminant
Exercise may play a role in moderating eating behaviors. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of an acute bout of exercise on neural responses to visual food stimuli in children ages 8-11 years. We hypothesized that acute exercise would result in reduced activity in reward areas of the brain. Using a randomized cross-over design, 26 healthy weight children completed two separate laboratory conditions (exercise; sedentary). During the exercise condition, each participant completed a 30-min bout of exercise at moderate-intensity (~ 67% HR maximum) on a motor-driven treadmill...
September 19, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913718/identify-a-shared-neural-circuit-linking-multiple-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-with-alzheimer-s-pathology
#8
Xixi Wang, Ping Ren, Mark Mapstone, Yeates Conwell, Anton P Porsteinsson, John J Foxe, Rajeev D S Raizada, Feng Lin
Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) are common in Alzheimer's disease (AD)-associated neurodegeneration. However, NPS lack a consistent relationship with AD pathology. It is unknown whether any common neural circuits can link these clinically disparate while mechanistically similar features with AD pathology. Here, we explored the neural circuits of NPS in AD-associated neurodegeneration using multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) of resting-state functional MRI data. Data from 98 subjects (70 amnestic mild cognitive impairment and 28 AD subjects) were obtained...
September 15, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913594/developmental-trajectory-of-the-prefrontal-cortex-a-systematic-review-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-studies
#9
Sónia S Sousa, Edson Amaro, Alberto Crego, Óscar F Gonçalves, Adriana Sampaio
Fluctuations in gray and white matter volumes in addition to the fibers' reorganization and refinement of synaptic connectivity apparently happen in a particular temporo-spatial sequence during the dynamic and prolonged process of cerebral maturation. These developmental events are associated with regional modifications of brain tissues and neural circuits, contributing to networks' specialization and enhanced cognitive processing. According to several studies, improvements in cognitive processes are possibly myelin-dependent and associated to white matter maturation...
September 15, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866781/dispositional-use-of-emotion-regulation-strategies-and-resting-state-cortico-limbic-functional-connectivity
#10
Maria Picó-Pérez, Pino Alonso, Oren Contreras-Rodríguez, Ignacio Martínez-Zalacaín, Clara López-Solà, Susana Jiménez-Murcia, Antonio Verdejo-García, José M Menchón, Carles Soriano-Mas
Neuroimaging functional connectivity (FC) analyses have shown that the negative coupling between the amygdala and cortical regions is linked to better emotion regulation in experimental settings. Nevertheless, no studies have examined the association between resting-state cortico-amygdalar FC and the dispositional use of emotion regulation strategies. We aim at assessing the relationship between the resting-state FC patterns of two different amygdala territories, with different functions in the emotion response process, and trait-like measures of cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression...
September 2, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861843/brain-motor-functional-changes-after-somatosensory-discrimination-training
#11
Elisabetta Sarasso, Federica Agosta, Federico Temporiti, Paola Adamo, Fabio Piccolo, Massimiliano Copetti, Roberto Gatti, Massimo Filippi
Somatosensory discrimination training may modulate cognitive processes, such as movement planning and monitoring, which can be useful during active movements. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of somatosensory discrimination training on brain functional activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during motor and sensory tasks in healthy subjects. Thirty-nine healthy young subjects were randomized into two groups: the experimental group underwent somatosensory discrimination training consisting of shape, surface and two-point distance discrimination; and the control group performed a simple object manipulation...
August 31, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856542/imaging-behavioural-complications-of-parkinson-s-disease
#12
Mikaeel Valli, Alexander Mihaescu, Antonio P Strafella
In addition to motor symptoms, behavioural complications are commonly found in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Behavioural complications, including depression, anxiety, apathy, impulse control disorder and psychosis, together have a large impact on PD patient's quality of life. Many neuroimaging studies using PET, SPECT and MRI techniques have been conducted to study the underlying neural mechanisms of PD pathogenesis and pathophysiology in relation to its behavioural complications. This review will survey these PET, SPECT and MRI studies to describe the current understanding of the neuro-chemical, functional and structural changes associated with behavioural complications in PD patients...
August 30, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831722/reduced-motor-competence-in-children-with-obesity-is-associated-with-structural-differences-in-the-cerebellar-peduncles
#13
Mireille J C M Augustijn, Frederik J A Deconinck, Eva D'Hondt, Lore Van Acker, Ann De Guchtenaere, Matthieu Lenoir, Karen Caeyenberghs
Previous studies have suggested that neurological factors partly explain the reduced motor competence found in many children with obesity. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to compare motor competence and white matter organization of important pathways for motor control (cerebellar peduncles) in children with and without obesity. Nineteen children with obesity and 25 children with a healthy weight, aged 7-11 years old, were included. Anthropometric measurements were taken and the level of motor competence was assessed using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (2nd Edition)...
August 22, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823023/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-and-white-matter-abnormalities-among-combat-exposed-veterans
#14
Kirstin Aschbacher, Synthia H Mellon, Owen M Wolkowitz, Clare Henn-Haase, Rachel Yehuda, Janine D Flory, Linda M Bierer, Duna Abu-Amara, Charles R Marmar, Susanne G Mueller
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with abnormalities in functional connectivity of a specific cortico-limbic network; however, less is known about white matter abnormalities providing structural connections for this network. This study investigated whether the diagnosis and symptoms of PTSD are associated with alterations in fractional anisotropy (FA), an index reflecting white matter organization, across six, a priori-defined tracts. White matter FA was quantified by diffusion tensor imaging using 3 T-MRI among 57 male, combat-exposed veterans with no history of moderate to severe head injuries or current alcohol dependence: 31 met criteria for PTSD and 26 were demographically comparable, combat-exposed controls without PTSD...
August 19, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815390/abnormal-relationships-between-local-and-global-brain-measures-in-subjects-at-clinical-high-risk-for-psychosis-a-pilot-study
#15
Jun Konishi, Elisabetta C Del Re, Sylvain Bouix, Gabriëlla A M Blokland, Raquelle Mesholam-Gately, Kristen Woodberry, Margaret Niznikiewicz, Jill Goldstein, Yoshio Hirayasu, Tracey L Petryshen, Larry J Seidman, Martha E Shenton, Robert W McCarley
We examined whether abnormal volumes of several brain regions as well as their mutual associations that have been observed in patients with schizophrenia, are also present in individuals at clinical high-risk (CHR) for developing psychosis. 3T magnetic resonance imaging was acquired in 19 CHR and 20 age- and handedness-matched controls. Volumes were measured for the body and temporal horns of the lateral ventricles, hippocampus and amygdala as well as total brain, cortical gray matter, white matter, and subcortical gray matter volumes...
August 16, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812290/a-preliminary-report-of-cerebral-white-matter-microstructural-changes-associated-with-adolescent-sports-concussion-acutely-and-subacutely-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging
#16
Trevor Wu, Tricia L Merkley, Elisabeth A Wilde, Amanda Barnes, Xiaoqi Li, Zili David Chu, Stephen R McCauley, Jill V Hunter, Harvey S Levin
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has demonstrated its utility in detecting microscopic post-concussion cerebral white matter structural changes, which are not routinely evident on conventional neuroimaging modalities. In this study, we compared 10 adolescents with sports concussion (SC) to 12 orthopedically-injured (OI) individuals within 96 h and three months post injury to 12 typically-developing (TD) participants using DTI and volumetric analyses. In terms of volume, no group differences were noted between SC, OI and TD groups at both 96 h and three months post concussion...
August 15, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812218/neural-correlates-of-emotional-valence-processing-in-parkinson-s-disease-dysfunction-in-the-subcortex
#17
Peter T Bell, Moran Gilat, James M Shine, Katie L McMahon, Simon J G Lewis, David A Copland
Parkinson's disease (PD) is frequently accompanied by cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms including impairments in affective processing. Despite this, mechanisms underlying vulnerability to deficits in affective processing remain unclear. In this study, we utilized functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and an Affective Go-NoGo paradigm, to examine the neural correlates of emotional valence processing in PD. Results suggest that PD is associated with aberrant processing of emotional valence in subcortical limbic structures...
August 15, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808866/activations-in-gray-and-white-matter-are-modulated-by-uni-manual-responses-during-within-and-inter-hemispheric-transfer-effects-of-response-hand-and-right-handedness
#18
Vaibhav A Diwadkar, Marcella Bellani, Asadur Chowdury, Silvia Savazzi, Cinzia Perlini, Veronica Marinelli, Giada Zoccatelli, Franco Alessandrini, Elisa Ciceri, Gianluca Rambaldelli, Mirella Ruggieri, A Carlo Altamura, Carlo A Marzi, Paolo Bambilla
Because the visual cortices are contra-laterally organized, inter-hemispheric transfer tasks have been used to behaviorally probe how information briefly presented to one hemisphere of the visual cortex is integrated with responses resulting from the ipsi- or contra-lateral motor cortex. By forcing rapid information exchange across diverse regions, these tasks robustly activate not only gray matter regions, but also white matter tracts. It is likely that the response hand itself (dominant or non-dominant) modulates gray and white matter activations during within and inter-hemispheric transfer...
August 14, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801769/illusory-limb-movements-activate-different-brain-networks-than-imposed-limb-movements-an-ale-meta-analysis
#19
Jeffrey M Kenzie, Ettie Ben-Shabat, Gemma Lamp, Sean P Dukelow, Leeanne M Carey
Proprioceptive information allows us to perform smooth coordinated movements by constantly updating us with knowledge of the position of our limbs in space. How this information is combined and processed to form conscious perceptions of limb position is still relatively unknown. Several functional neuroimaging studies have attempted to tease out the brain areas responsible for proprioceptive processing in the human brain. Yet there still exists some disagreement in the specific brain regions involved. In order to consolidate the current knowledge in the field, we performed a systematic review of the literature and an activation likelihood estimation (ALE) meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies of proprioception...
August 11, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801730/prospective-changes-in-neural-alcohol-cue-reactivity-in-at-risk-adolescents
#20
Tam T Nguyen-Louie, Kelly E Courtney, Lindsay M Squeglia, Kara Bagot, Sonja Eberson, Robyn Migliorini, Alexis R Alcaraz, Susan F Tapert, Carmen Pulido
Adolescence represents an ideal time for elucidating the etiology of cue reactivity profiles. This study examined the influence of three risk factors consistently associated with heavy adolescent drinking on alcohol cue reactivity. Youth were first assessed while still naïve to alcohol (12-14 years old) and followed after transitioning into alcohol use (17-21 years old). The effects of family history of substance use disorder, sex, and history of early of dating (i.e., before 14 years of age) on BOLD response contrast to alcohol picture cues were examined in a linear mixed model, controlling for age and alcohol use patterns at follow-up...
August 11, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
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