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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429160/neural-mechanisms-of-risky-decision-making-in-adolescents-reporting-frequent-alcohol-and-or-marijuana-use
#1
Eric D Claus, Sarah W Feldstein Ewing, Renee E Magnan, Erika Montanaro, Kent E Hutchison, Angela D Bryan
Because adolescence is a period of heightened exploration of new behaviors, there is a natural increase in risk taking including initial use of alcohol and marijuana. In order to better understand potential differences in neurocognitive functioning among adolescents who use drugs, the current study aimed to identify the neural substrates of risky decision making that differ among adolescents who are primary users of alcohol or marijuana, primary users of both alcohol and marijuana, and controls who report primary use of neither drug...
April 20, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425061/gray-matter-and-white-matter-changes-in-non-demented-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients-with-or-without-cognitive-impairment-a-combined-voxel-based-morphometry-and-tract-based-spatial-statistics-whole-brain-analysis
#2
Foteini Christidi, Efstratios Karavasilis, Franz Riederer, Ioannis Zalonis, Panagiotis Ferentinos, Georgios Velonakis, Sophia Xirou, Michalis Rentzos, Georgios Argiropoulos, Vasiliki Zouvelou, Thomas Zambelis, Athanasios Athanasakos, Panagiotis Toulas, Konstantinos Vadikolias, Efstathios Efstathopoulos, Spyros Kollias, Nikolaos Karandreas, Nikolaos Kelekis, Ioannis Evdokimidis
The phenotypic heterogeneity in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) implies that patients show structural changes within but also beyond the motor cortex and corticospinal tract and furthermore outside the frontal lobes, even if frank dementia is not detected. The aim of the present study was to investigate both gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) changes in non-demented amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with or without cognitive impairment (ALS-motor and ALS-plus, respectively). Nineteen ALS-motor, 31 ALS-plus and 25 healthy controls (HC) underwent 3D-T1-weighted and 30-directional diffusion-weighted imaging on a 3 T MRI scanner...
April 19, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425060/positron-emission-tomography-assessment-of-cerebral-glucose-metabolic-rates-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-schizophrenia
#3
Serge A Mitelman, Marie-Cecile Bralet, M Mehmet Haznedar, Eric Hollander, Lina Shihabuddin, Erin A Hazlett, Monte S Buchsbaum
Several models have been proposed to account for observed overlaps in clinical features and genetic predisposition between schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder. This study assessed similarities and differences in topological patterns and vectors of glucose metabolism in both disorders in reference to these models. Co-registered (18)fluorodeoxyglucose PET and MRI scans were obtained in 41 schizophrenia, 25 ASD, and 55 healthy control subjects. AFNI was used to map cortical and subcortical regions of interest...
April 19, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417219/treatment-effect-of-methylphenidate-on-intrinsic-functional-brain-network-in-medication-na%C3%A3-ve-adhd-children-a-multivariate-analysis
#4
Jae Hyun Yoo, Dohyun Kim, Jeewook Choi, Bumseok Jeong
Methylphenidate is a first-line therapeutic option for treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); however, elicited changes on resting-state functional networks (RSFNs) are not well understood. This study investigated the treatment effect of methylphenidate using a variety of RSFN analyses and explored the collaborative influences of treatment-relevant RSFN changes in children with ADHD. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging was acquired from 20 medication-naïve ADHD children before methylphenidate treatment and twelve weeks later...
April 17, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405888/effects-of-common-grm5-genetic-variants-on-cognition-hippocampal-volume-and-mglur5-protein-levels-in-schizophrenia
#5
Natalie Matosin, Kelly Anne Newell, Yann Quidé, Jessica Lee Andrews, Nina Teroganova, Melissa Jayne Green, Francesca Fernandez
GRM5 (coding for metabotropic glutamate receptor 5, mGluR5) is a promising target for the treatment of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, but there has been little investigation of its association with cognitive and brain phenotypes within this disorder. We examined the effects of common genetic variation in GRM5 with cognitive function, hippocampal volume, and hippocampal mGluR5 protein levels in schizophrenia patients relative to healthy controls. Two independent GRM5 variants rs60954128 [C>T] and rs3824927 [G>T] were genotyped in a schizophrenia case/control cohort (n=249/261)...
April 13, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364401/impaired-engagement-of-the-ventral-attention-system-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#6
Natalie A Pride, Mayuresh S Korgaonkar, Kathryn N North, Jonathan M Payne
Individuals with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) exhibit significant impairments in attention across multiple domains. Very little is known about the contributing neural networks. We used task-based functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine dorsal and ventral attention networks during auditory oddball processing in children and adolescents with NF1 and typically developing controls. Significant differences in neural activation patterns were identified within brain regions supporting the ventral attention system...
March 31, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357535/emotional-intelligence-moderates-the-relationship-between-regional-gray-matter-volume-in-the-bilateral-temporal-pole-and-critical-thinking-disposition
#7
Xiaonan Yao, Shuge Yuan, Wenjing Yang, Qunlin Chen, Dongtao Wei, Yuling Hou, Lijie Zhang, Jiang Qiu, Dong Yang
Critical thinking enables people to form sound beliefs and provides a basis for emotional life. Research has indicated that individuals with better critical thinking disposition can better recognize and regulate their emotions, though the neuroanatomical mechanisms involved in this process remain to be elucidated. Further, the influence of emotional intelligence on the relationship between brain structure and critical thinking disposition has not been examined. The present study utilized voxel-based morphometry (VBM) to investigate the neural structures underlying critical thinking disposition in a large sample of college students (N = 296)...
March 29, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357534/the-relationship-between-microstructural-alterations-of-the-brain-and-clinical-measurements-in-children-and-adolescents-with-hair-pulling-disorder
#8
Geon Ho Bahn, Minha Hong, Kyung Mi Lee, Chanhee Lee, Chang-Woo Ryu, Ji-Ah Lee, Soonchan Park, Eui Jong Kim, Geon-Ho Jahng
Several studies have evaluated gray matter abnormalities and white matter integrity in adults with hair pulling disorder (HPD). However, no prior studies have defined the relationship between neuroimaging parameters and clinical measurements in children and adolescents with HPD. The purposes of this study were to determine the correlation between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) indices and clinical measurements in children and adolescents with HPD, and to compare HPD patients with age- and sex- matched healthy controls (HC)...
March 29, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353136/negative-functional-brain-networks
#9
Fabrizio Parente, Marianna Frascarelli, Alessia Mirigliani, Fabio Di Fabio, Massimo Biondi, Alfredo Colosimo
The anticorrelations in fMRI measurements are still not well characterized, but some new evidences point to a possible physiological role. We explored the topology of functional brain networks characterized by negative edgess and their possible alterations in schizophrenia, using functional images of 8 healthy subjects and 8 schizophrenic patients in a resting state condition. In order to minimize the insertion of artifactual negative correlations, the preprocessing of images was carried out by the CompCorr procedure, and the results compared with the Global Signal Regression (GSR) procedure...
March 29, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353135/abnormal-brain-structure-implicated-in-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia
#10
Peng Liu, Geliang Wang, Fang Zeng, Yanfei Liu, Yingying Fan, Ying Wei, Wei Qin, Vince D Calhoun
Recent studies suggest dysfunctional brain-gut interactions are involved in the pathophysiology of functional dyspepsia (FD). However, limited studies have investigated brain structural abnormalities in FD patients. This study aimed to identify potential differences in both cortical thickness and subcortical volume in FD patients compared to healthy controls (HCs) and to explore relationships of structural abnormalities with clinical symptoms. Sixty-nine patients and forty-nine HCs underwent 3T structural magnetic resonance imaging scans...
March 28, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341872/childhood-adversity-associated-with-white-matter-alteration-in-the-corpus-callosum-corona-radiata-and-uncinate-fasciculus-of-psychiatrically-healthy-adults
#11
Simon McCarthy-Jones, Lena K L Oestreich, Amanda E Lyall, Zora Kikinis, Dominick T Newell, Peter Savadjiev, Martha E Shenton, Marek Kubicki, Ofer Pasternak, Thomas J Whitford
Diffusion tensor imaging studies report childhood adversity (CA) is associated with reduced fractional anisotropy (FA) in multiple white matter tracts in adults. Reduced FA may result from changes in tissue, suggesting myelin/axonal damage, and/or from increased levels of extracellular free-water, suggesting atrophy or neuroinflammation. Free-water imaging can separately identify FA in tissue (FAT) and the fractional volume of free-water (FW). We tested whether CA was associated with altered FA, FAT, and FW in seven white matter regions of interest (ROI), in which FA changes had been previously linked to CA (corona radiata, corpus callosum, fornix, cingulum bundle: hippocampal projection, inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus, superior longitudinal fasciculus, uncinate fasciculus)...
March 25, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341871/erratum-to-considering-total-intracranial-volume-and-other-nuisance-variables-in-brain-voxel-based-morphometry-in-idiopathic-pd
#12
Samuel Crowley, Haiqing Huang, Jared Tanner, Qing Zhao, Nadine A Schwab, Loren Hizel, Daniel Ramon, Babette Brumback, Mingzhou Ding, Catherine C Price
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 24, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337734/diffusion-tensor-imaging-dti-findings-in-adult-civilian-military-and-sport-related-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-mtbi-a-systematic-critical-review
#13
Breton Michael Asken, Steven T DeKosky, James R Clugston, Michael S Jaffee, Russell M Bauer
This review seeks to summarize diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies that have evaluated structural changes attributed to the mechanisms of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in adult civilian, military, and athlete populations. Articles from 2002 to 2016 were retrieved from PubMed/MEDLINE, EBSCOhost, and Google Scholar, using a Boolean search string containing the following terms: "diffusion tensor imaging", "diffusion imaging", "DTI", "white matter", "concussion", "mild traumatic brain injury", "mTBI", "traumatic brain injury", and "TBI"...
March 24, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321608/an-evaluation-of-z-transform-algorithms-for-identifying-subject-specific-abnormalities-in-neuroimaging-data
#14
Andrew R Mayer, Andrew B Dodd, Josef M Ling, Christopher J Wertz, Nicholas A Shaff, Edward J Bedrick, Carlo Viamonte
The need for algorithms that capture subject-specific abnormalities (SSA) in neuroimaging data is increasingly recognized across many neuropsychiatric disorders. However, the effects of initial distributional properties (e.g., normal versus non-normally distributed data), sample size, and typical preprocessing steps (spatial normalization, blurring kernel and minimal cluster requirements) on SSA remain poorly understood. The current study evaluated the performance of several commonly used z-transform algorithms [leave-one-out (LOO); independent sample (IDS); Enhanced Z-score Microstructural Assessment of Pathology (EZ-MAP); distribution-corrected z-scores (DisCo-Z); and robust z-scores (ROB-Z)] for identifying SSA using simulated and diffusion tensor imaging data from healthy controls (N = 50)...
March 20, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321607/it-s-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder-selective-attention-to-drink-properties-during-tasting-influences-brain-activation-in-gustatory-and-reward-regions
#15
Inge van Rijn, Cees de Graaf, Paul A M Smeets
Statements regarding pleasantness, taste intensity or caloric content on a food label may influence the attention consumers pay to such characteristics during consumption. There is little research on the effects of selective attention on taste perception and associated brain activation in regular drinks. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of selective attention on hedonics, intensity and caloric content on brain responses during tasting drinks. Using functional MRI brain responses of 27 women were measured while they paid attention to the intensity, pleasantness or caloric content of fruit juice, tomato juice and water...
March 20, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321606/evidence-for-cognitive-resource-imbalance-in-adolescents-with-narcolepsy
#16
Suzanne T Witt, Natasha Morales Drissi, Sofie Tapper, Anna Wretman, Attila Szakács, Tove Hallböök, Anne-Marie Landtblom, Thomas Karlsson, Peter Lundberg, Maria Engström
The study investigated brain activity changes during performance of a verbal working memory task in a population of adolescents with narcolepsy. Seventeen narcolepsy patients and twenty healthy controls performed a verbal working memory task during simultaneous fMRI and EEG acquisition. All subjects also underwent MRS to measure GABA and Glutamate concentrations in the medial prefrontal cortex. Activation levels in the default mode network and left middle frontal gyrus were examined to investigate whether narcolepsy is characterized by an imbalance in cognitive resources...
March 20, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321605/long-term-effects-of-stimulant-exposure-on-cerebral-blood-flow-response-to-methylphenidate-and-behavior-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#17
Anouk Schrantee, C Bouziane, E E Bron, S Klein, M A Bottelier, J J S Kooij, S A R B Rombouts, L Reneman
Stimulant prescription rates for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are increasing, even though potential long-term effects on the developing brain have not been well-studied. A previous randomized clinical trial showed short-term age-dependent effects of stimulants on the DA system. We here assessed the long-term modifying effects of age-of-first-stimulant treatment on the human brain and behavior. 81 male adult ADHD patients were stratified into three groups: 1) early stimulant treatment (EST; <16 years of age) 2) late stimulant treatment (LST: ≥23 years of age) and 3) stimulant treatment naive (STN; no history of stimulant treatment)...
March 20, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293804/anomalous-gray-matter-structural-networks-in-recent-onset-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
#18
Shun Qi, Yun-Feng Mu, Long-Biao Cui, Jian Zhang, Fan Guo, Qing-Rong Tan, Mei Shi, Kang Liu, Yi-Bin Xi, Nan-Yin Zhang, Xiao-Liang Zhang, Yong He, Jian Yang, Hong Yin
Alterations of the topological organization of abnormal regions or network-level structural aberrations are still poorly understood for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Herein, we investigated brain structural networks in recent-onset PTSD patients, all affected by the coalmine-flood disaster. Cortical networks were studied in recent onset PTSD patients (n = 15) and matched healthy controls (n = 25). Cortical networks were constructed by thresholding correlation matrices of 150 regions and quantified using graph theoretical approaches...
March 14, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293803/altered-resting-state-functional-connectivity-of-the-cerebellum-in-schizophrenia
#19
Chuanjun Zhuo, Chunli Wang, Lina Wang, Xinyu Guo, Qingying Xu, Yanyan Liu, Jiajia Zhu
Structural and functional abnormalities of the cerebellum in schizophrenia have been reported. Most previous studies investigating resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) have relied on a priori restrictions on seed regions or specific networks, which may bias observations. In this study, we aimed to elicit the connectivity alterations of the cerebellum in schizophrenia in a hypothesis-free approach. Ninety-five schizophrenia patients and 93 sex- and age-matched healthy controls underwent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)...
March 14, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290076/brain-functional-connectivity-in-lung-cancer-population-an-exploratory-study
#20
M Simó, X Rifà-Ros, L Vaquero, P Ripollés, N Cayuela, J Jové, A Navarro, F Cardenal, J Bruna, Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells
The present study aimed to explore the functional connectivity differences in Resting State Networks (RSNs) induced by cancer and chemotherapy in Lung Cancer (LC) patients using an Independent Component Analysis (ICA). Three matched groups of 15 LC patients following Chemotherapy (C+), 15 LC patients before Chemotherapy (C-) and 15 Healthy Controls (HC) were included. Analysis was performed using ICA and a multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) to classify groups based on profiles of functional connectivity. We found significant differences in four of the RSN identified: Default Mode Network (DMN), Predominantly Left and Right Anterior Temporal Network, and Cerebellum Network...
March 13, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
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