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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780167/emotion-related-brain-structures-associated-with-trait-creativity-in-middle-children
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Kaixiang Zhuang, Yunman Xia, Jiangzhou Sun, Qunlin Chen, Dongtao Wei, Wenjing Yang, Jiang Qiu
Middle childhood is an important period for individual trait shaping, during which children are likely to generate and own their distinct neuromechanism of creative-related traits. This study used voxel-based morphometry (VBM) to identify the brain structures that underlie trait creativity (as measured by the Williams Creativity Aptitude Test) in a sample of typical developing children (aged 9-12, n=64). The results indicated that several emotion-related regions may relate to trait creativity in middle children...
August 2, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769763/development-of-serotonergic-fibers-in-the-post-natal-mouse-brain
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Giacomo Maddaloni, Alice Bertero, Marta Pratelli, Noemi Barsotti, Annemarie Boonstra, Andrea Giorgi, Sara Migliarini, Massimo Pasqualetti
Serotonin (5-HT)-synthetizing neurons, which are confined in the raphe nuclei of the rhombencephalon, provide a pervasive innervation of the central nervous system (CNS) and are involved in the modulation of a plethora of functions in both developing and adult brain. Classical studies have described the post-natal development of serotonergic axons as a linear process of terminal field innervation. However, technical limitations have hampered a fine morphological characterization. With the advent of genetic mouse models, the possibility to label specific neuronal populations allowed the rigorous measurement of their axonal morphological features as well as their developmental dynamics...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742496/experience-dependent-shaping-of-hippocampal-ca1-intracellular-activity-in-novel-and-familiar-environments
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Jeremy D Cohen, Mark Bolstad, Albert K Lee
The hippocampus is critical for producing stable representations of familiar spaces. How these representations arise is poorly understood, largely because changes to hippocampal inputs have not been measured during spatial learning. Here, using intracellular recording, we monitored inputs and plasticity-inducing complex spikes (CSs) in CA1 neurons while mice explored novel and familiar virtual environments. Inputs driving place field spiking increased in amplitude - often suddenly - during novel environment exploration...
July 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740744/hippocampal-volume-as-an-amplifier-of-the-effect-of-social-context-on-adolescent-depression
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Roberta A Schriber, Zainab Anbari, Richard W Robins, Rand D Conger, Paul D Hastings, Amanda E Guyer
Recent models have focused on how brain-based individual differences in social sensitivity shape affective development in adolescence, when rates of depression escalate. Given the importance of the hippocampus in binding contextual and affective elements of experience, as well as its putative role in depression, we examined hippocampal volume as a moderator of the effects of social context on depressive symptoms in a sample of 209 Mexican-origin adolescents. Adolescents with larger versus smaller hippocampal volumes showed heightened sensitivity in their depressive symptoms to a protective factor inside the home (sense of family connectedness) and a risk factor outside of it (community crime exposure)...
July 2017: Clinical Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737295/towards-a-unified-analysis-of-brain-maturation-and-aging-across-the-entire-lifespan-a-mri-analysis
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Pierrick Coupé, Gwenaelle Catheline, Enrique Lanuza, José Vicente Manjón
There is no consensus in literature about lifespan brain maturation and senescence, mainly because previous lifespan studies have been performed on restricted age periods and/or with a limited number of scans, making results instable and their comparison very difficult. Moreover, the use of nonharmonized tools and different volumetric measurements lead to a great discrepancy in reported results. Thanks to the new paradigm of BigData sharing in neuroimaging and the last advances in image processing enabling to process baby as well as elderly scans with the same tool, new insights on brain maturation and aging can be obtained...
July 24, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737237/subcortical-shape-analysis-of-progressive-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Su Jin Chung, Jeong-Hyeon Shin, Kyoo Ho Cho, Yoonju Lee, Young H Sohn, Joon-Kyung Seong, Phil Hyu Lee
BACKGROUND: Cortical neural correlates of ongoing cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease (PD) have been suggested; however, the role of subcortical structures in longitudinal change of cognitive dysfunction in PD has not been fully investigated. Here, we used automatic analysis to explore subcortical brain structures in patients with PD with mild cognitive impairment that converts into PD with dementia. METHODS: One hundred eighty-two patients with PD with mild cognitive impairment were classified as PD with mild cognitive impairment converters (n = 74) or nonconverters (n = 108), depending on whether they were subsequently diagnosed with dementia in PD...
July 24, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734178/subcortical-surface-shape-in-youth-at-familial-high-risk-for-schizophrenia
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Kathryn Hill, Nicolas Bolo, Suraj Sarvode Mothi, Paulo Lizano, Synthia Guimond, Neeraj Tandon, Elena Molokotos, Matcheri Keshavan
Abnormalities in the subcortical brain regions that support cognitive functions have been reported in schizophrenia. Relatives of those with schizophrenia often present with psychosis-like traits (schizotypy) and similar cognition as those with schizophrenia. To evaluate the relationships between subcortical structure, schizotypy, and cognitive function, we assessed shape and volume of the hippocampus, amygdala and thalamus in untreated youth at familial high risk for schizophrenia (HRSZ). The sample consisted of 66 HRSZ and 69 age-matched healthy controls (HC)...
July 14, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728097/nonlinear-modulation-of-interacting-between-comt-and-depression-on-brain-function
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L Gong, C He, Y Yin, Q Ye, F Bai, Y Yuan, H Zhang, L Lv, H Zhang, Z Zhang, C Xie
BACKGROUND: The catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene is related to dopamine degradation and has been suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of major depressive disorder (MDD). However, how this gene affects brain function properties in MDD is still unclear. METHODS: Fifty patients with MDD and 35 cognitively normal participants underwent a resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging scan. A voxelwise and data-drive global functional connectivity density (gFCD) analysis was used to investigate the main effects and the interactions of disease states and COMT rs4680 gene polymorphism on brain function...
June 9, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715378/the-optical-fractionator-technique-to-estimate-cell-numbers-in-a-rat-model-of-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Mikkel Vestergaard Olesen, Esther Kjær Needham, Bente Pakkenberg
Stereological methods are designed to describe quantitative parameters without making assumptions about size, shape, orientation and distribution of cells or structures. These methods have been revolutionary for quantitative analysis of the mammalian brain, in which volumetric cell populations are too high to count manually, and stereology is now the technique of choice whenever estimates of three-dimensional quantities need to be extracted from measurements on two-dimensional sections. All stereological methods are in principle unbiased; however, they rely on proper knowledge about the structure of interest and the characteristics of the tissue...
July 9, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681199/beneficial-effects-of-liraglutide-glp1-analog-in-the-hippocampal-inflammation
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Andre R C Barreto-Vianna, Marcia B Aguila, Carlos A Mandarim-de-Lacerda
The brain is very sensitive to metabolic dysfunctions induced by diets high in saturated fatty acids, leading to neuroinflammation. The liraglutide has been found to have neuroprotective effects. However, its neuroprotective action in a model of palmitate-induced neuroinflammation had not yet been evaluated. Mice were intracerebroventricular (ICV) infused with palmitate and received subcutaneous liraglutide. The hippocampal dentate gyrus and CA1 regions were analyzed (morphology and inflammation-related proteins in microglia and astrocyte by confocal microscopy)...
July 5, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676753/filopodia-a-rapid-structural-plasticity-substrate-for-fast-learning
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Ahmet S Ozcan
Formation of new synapses between neurons is an essential mechanism for learning and encoding memories. The vast majority of excitatory synapses occur on dendritic spines, therefore, the growth dynamics of spines is strongly related to the plasticity timescales. Especially in the early stages of the developing brain, there is an abundant number of long, thin and motile protrusions (i.e., filopodia), which develop in timescales of seconds and minutes. Because of their unique morphology and motility, it has been suggested that filopodia can have a dual role in both spinogenesis and environmental sampling of potential axonal partners...
2017: Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625659/abnormal-semantic-knowledge-in-a-case-of-developmental-amnesia
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Anna Blumenthal, Devin Duke, Ben Bowles, Asaf Gilboa, R Shayna Rosenbaum, Stefan Köhler, Ken McRae
An important theory holds that semantic knowledge can develop independently of episodic memory. One strong source of evidence supporting this independence comes from the observation that individuals with early hippocampal damage leading to developmental amnesia generally perform normally on standard tests of semantic memory, despite their profound impairment in episodic memory. However, one aspect of semantic memory that has not been explored is conceptual structure. We built on the theoretically important distinction between intrinsic features of object concepts (e...
June 16, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619178/changes-in-subcortical-shape-and-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-chronic-insomnia
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Dae Lim Koo, Jeong-Hyeon Shin, Jae-Sung Lim, Joon-Kyung Seong, Eun Yeon Joo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine morphological changes in subcortical structures via surface-based analysis and to correlate local shape changes with cognitive function. METHODS: We analyzed subcortical brain morphology and compared the shape changes with clinical and neuropsychological features in patients with chronic insomnia. RESULTS: Hippocampal atrophy was associated with higher Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scores (r = -0...
July 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604739/autism-like-behaviours-and-enhanced-memory-formation-and-synaptic-plasticity-in-lrfn2-salm1-deficient-mice
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Naoko Morimura, Hiroki Yasuda, Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, Kei-Ichi Katayama, Minoru Hatayama, Naoko H Tomioka, Maya Odagawa, Akiko Kamiya, Yoshimi Iwayama, Motoko Maekawa, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Hideo Matsuzaki, Masatsugu Tsujii, Kazuyuki Yamada, Takeo Yoshikawa, Jun Aruga
Lrfn2/SALM1 is a PSD-95-interacting synapse adhesion molecule, and human LRFN2 is associated with learning disabilities. However its role in higher brain function and underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Here, we show that Lrfn2 knockout mice exhibit autism-like behavioural abnormalities, including social withdrawal, decreased vocal communications, increased stereotyped activities and prepulse inhibition deficits, together with enhanced learning and memory. In the hippocampus, the levels of synaptic PSD-95 and GluA1 are decreased...
June 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595893/altered-morphology-of-the-nucleus-accumbens-in-persistent-developmental-stuttering
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Nicole E Neef, Christoph Bütfering, Tibor Auer, F Luise Metzger, Harald A Euler, Jens Frahm, Walter Paulus, Martin Sommer
PURPOSE: Neuroimaging studies in persistent developmental stuttering repeatedly report altered basal ganglia functions. Together with thalamus and cerebellum, these structures mediate sensorimotor functions and thus represent a plausible link between stuttering and neuroanatomy. However, stuttering is a complex, multifactorial disorder. Besides sensorimotor functions, emotional and social-motivational factors constitute major aspects of the disorder. Here, we investigated cortical and subcortical gray matter regions to study whether persistent developmental stuttering is also linked to alterations of limbic structures...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Fluency Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580377/optimization-of-curvilinear-needle-trajectories-for-transforamenal-hippocampotomy
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David B Comber, E Bryn Pitt, Hunter B Gilbert, Matthew W Powelson, Emily Matijevich, Joseph S Neimat, Robert J Webster, Eric J Barth
BACKGROUND: The recent development of MRI-guided laser-induced thermal therapy (LITT) offers a minimally invasive alternative to craniotomies performed for tumor resection or for amygdalohippocampectomy to control seizure disorders. Current LITT therapies rely on linear stereotactic trajectories that mandate twist-drill entry into the skull and potentially long approaches traversing healthy brain. The use of robotically-driven, telescoping, curved needles has the potential to reduce procedure invasiveness by tailoring trajectories to the curved shape of the ablated structure and by enabling access through natural orifices...
February 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558154/theta-paced-flickering-between-place-cell-maps-in-the-hippocampus-a-model-based-on-short-term-synaptic-plasticity
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Shirley Mark, Sandro Romani, Karel Jezek, Misha Tsodyks
Hippocampal place cells represent different environments with distinct neural activity patterns. Following an abrupt switch between two familiar configurations of visual cues defining two environments, the hippocampal neural activity pattern switches almost immediately to the corresponding representation. Surprisingly, during a transient period following the switch to the new environment, occasional fast transitions of activity patterns between the representations (flickering) were observed (Jezek et al. 2011)...
May 30, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557508/neural-markers-of-emotional-face-perception-across-psychotic-disorders-and-general-population
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Amri Sabharwal, Roman Kotov, Akos Szekely, Hoi-Chung Leung, Deanna M Barch, Aprajita Mohanty
There is considerable variation in negative and positive symptoms of psychosis, global functioning, and emotional face perception (EFP), not only in schizophrenia but also in other psychotic disorders and healthy individuals. However, EFP impairment and its association with worse symptoms and global functioning have been examined largely in the domain of schizophrenia. The present study adopted a dimensional approach to examine the association of behavioral and neural measures of EFP with symptoms of psychosis and global functioning across individuals with schizophrenia spectrum (SZ; N = 28) and other psychotic (OP; N = 29) disorders, and never-psychotic participants (NP; N = 21)...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552672/possible-involvement-of-creb-bdnf-signaling-pathway-in-neuroprotective-effects-of-topiramate-against-methylphenidate-induced-apoptosis-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-isolated-hippocampus-of-rats-molecular-biochemical-and-histological-evidences
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Majid Motaghinejad, Manijeh Motevalian, Fatemeh Babalouei, Mohammad Abdollahi, Mansour Heidari, Zahra Madjd
Chronic abuse of methylphenidate (MPH) can cause serious neurotoxicity. The neuroprotective effects of topiramate (TPM) were approved, but its putative mechanism remains unclear. In current study the role of CREB/BDNF signaling pathway in TPM protection against methylphenidate-induced neurotoxicity in rat hippocampus was evaluated. 60 adult male rats were divided randomly into six groups. Groups received MPH (10mg/kg) only and concurrently with TPM (50mg/kg and 100mg/kg) and TPM (50 and 100mg/kg) only for 14 days...
June 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548460/internally-generated-hippocampal-sequences-as-a-vantage-point-to-probe-future-oriented-cognition
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Giovanni Pezzulo, Caleb Kemere, Matthijs A A van der Meer
Information processing in the rodent hippocampus is fundamentally shaped by internally generated sequences (IGSs), expressed during two different network states: theta sequences, which repeat and reset at the ∼8 Hz theta rhythm associated with active behavior, and punctate sharp wave-ripple (SWR) sequences associated with wakeful rest or slow-wave sleep. A potpourri of diverse functional roles has been proposed for these IGSs, resulting in a fragmented conceptual landscape. Here, we advance a unitary view of IGSs, proposing that they reflect an inferential process that samples a policy from the animal's generative model, supported by hippocampus-specific priors...
May 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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