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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931613/interacting-networks-of-brain-regions-underlie-human-spatial-navigation-a-review-and-novel-synthesis-of-the-literature
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Arne D Ekstrom, Derek J Huffman, Michael Starrett
Navigation is an inherently dynamic and multimodal process, making isolation of the unique cognitive components underlying it challenging. The assumptions of much of the literature on human spatial navigation are that: 1) spatial navigation involves modality independent, discrete metric representations (i.e., egocentric vs. allocentric) 2) such representations can be further distilled to elemental cognitive processes 3) these cognitive processes can be ascribed to unique brain regions. Here, we argue that modality independent spatial representations, instead of providing exact metrics about our surrounding environment, more often involve heuristics for estimating spatial topology useful to the current task at hand...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930852/does-body-shadow-improve-the-efficacy-of-virtual-reality-based-training-with-bts-nirvana-a-pilot-study
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Margherita Russo, Rosaria De Luca, Antonino Naro, Francesca Sciarrone, Bianca Aragona, Giuseppe Silvestri, Alfredo Manuli, Alessia Bramanti, Carmela Casella, Placido Bramanti, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
BACKGROUND: Aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the presence of body shadows during virtual reality (VR) training with BTS NIRVANA (BTs-N) may lead to a better functional recovery. METHODS: We enrolled 20 poststroke rehabilitation inpatients, who underwent a neurocognitive-rehabilitative training consisting of 24 sessions (3 times a week for 8 weeks) of BTs-N. All the patients were randomized into 2 groups: semi-immersive virtual training with (S-IVTS group) or without (S-IVT group) body shadows...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926731/-like-the-palm-of-my-hands-motor-imagery-enhances-implicit-and-explicit-visual-recognition-of-one-s-own-hands
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Massimiliano Conson, Francesco Volpicella, Francesco De Bellis, Agnese Orefice, Luigi Trojano
A key point in motor imagery literature is that judging hands in palm view recruits sensory-motor information to a higher extent than judging hands in back view, due to the greater biomechanical complexity implied in rotating hands depicted from palm than from back. We took advantage from this solid evidence to test the nature of a phenomenon known as self-advantage, i.e. the advantage in implicitly recognizing self vs. others' hand images. The self-advantage has been actually found when implicitly but not explicitly judging self-hands, likely due to dissociation between implicit and explicit body representations...
September 16, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925064/improving-realism-in-clinical-trial-simulations-via-real-world-data
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EDITORIAL
Holly Kimko, Kwan Lee
Simulation validity depends on how well sampling distributions used reflect real-patient characteristics, such as drug adherence, disease progression, and pharmacologic handling in the body. We challenge the current use of growth charts from nondisease-specific pediatrics in simulations for drug development. Complementary use of data from clinical trials and the real-world is expected to achieve a more realistic representation of clinical outcomes for decisions in drug development, regulatory approval, and health technology assessment...
September 19, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921724/-discrete-peaks-of-excitability-and-map-overlap-reveal-task-specific-organization-of-primary-motor-cortex-for-control-of-human-forearm-muscles
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Hugo Massé-Alarie, Michael J G Bergin, Cyril Schneider, Siobhan Schabrun, Paul W Hodges
The primary motor cortex (M1) presents a somatotopic organization of body parts, but with overlap between muscle/movement representations. This distinct but overlapping M1 organization is believed to be important for individuated control and movement coordination, respectively. Discrete peaks of greater excitability observed within M1 might underpin organization of cortical motor control. This study aimed to examine interactions between M1 representations of synergist and antagonist forearm muscles, compare regions of greater excitability during different functional tasks, and compare characteristics of M1 representation recorded using surface and fine-wire (fw ) electrodes...
September 17, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917001/a-neural-network-model-for-familiarity-and-context-learning-during-honeybee-foraging-flights
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Jurek Müller, Martin Nawrot, Randolf Menzel, Tim Landgraf
How complex is the memory structure that honeybees use to navigate? Recently, an insect-inspired parsimonious spiking neural network model was proposed that enabled simulated ground-moving agents to follow learned routes. We adapted this model to flying insects and evaluate the route following performance in three different worlds with gradually decreasing object density. In addition, we propose an extension to the model to enable the model to associate sensory input with a behavioral context, such as foraging or homing...
September 15, 2017: Biological Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915763/extended-screened-exchange-functional-derived-from-transcorrelated-density-functional-theory
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Naoto Umezawa
We propose a new formulation of the correlation energy functional derived from the transcorrelated method in use in density functional theory (TC-DFT). An effective Hamiltonian, HTC, is introduced by a similarity transformation of a many-body Hamiltonian, H, with respect to a complex function F: HTC=1FHF. It is proved that an expectation value of HTC for a normalized single Slater determinant, D(n), corresponds to the total energy: E[n] = ⟨Ψ(n)|H|Ψ(n)⟩/⟨Ψ(n)|Ψ(n)⟩ = ⟨D(n)|HTC|D(n)⟩ under the two assumptions: (1) The electron density nr associated with a trial wave function Ψ(n) = D(n)F is v-representable and (2) Ψ(n) and D(n) give rise to the same electron density nr...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913644/affective-associative-two-process-theory-a-neurocomputational-account-of-partial-reinforcement-extinction-effects
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Robert Lowe, Alexander Almér, Erik Billing, Yulia Sandamirskaya, Christian Balkenius
The partial reinforcement extinction effect (PREE) is an experimentally established phenomenon: behavioural response to a given stimulus is more persistent when previously inconsistently rewarded than when consistently rewarded. This phenomenon is, however, controversial in animal/human learning theory. Contradictory findings exist regarding when the PREE occurs. One body of research has found a within-subjects PREE, while another has found a within-subjects reversed PREE (RPREE). These opposing findings constitute what is considered the most important problem of PREE for theoreticians to explain...
September 14, 2017: Biological Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911110/two-tailed-rt-qpcr-a-novel-method-for-highly-accurate-mirna-quantification
#9
Peter Androvic, Lukas Valihrach, Julie Elling, Robert Sjoback, Mikael Kubista
MicroRNAs are a class of small non-coding RNAs that serve as important regulators of gene expression at the posttranscriptional level. They are stable in body fluids and pose great potential to serve as biomarkers. Here, we present a highly specific, sensitive and cost-effective system to quantify miRNA expression based on two-step RT-qPCR with SYBR-green detection chemistry called Two-tailed RT-qPCR. It takes advantage of novel, target-specific primers for reverse transcription composed of two hemiprobes complementary to two different parts of the targeted miRNA, connected by a hairpin structure...
September 6, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889002/mapping-the-complex-topological-organization-of-the-human-parietal-face-area
#10
Ruey-Song Huang, Ching-Fu Chen, Martin I Sereno
The macaque monkey ventral intraparietal area (VIP) contains neurons with aligned visual-tactile receptive fields anchored to the face and upper body. Our previous fMRI studies using standard head coils found a human parietal face area (VIP + complex; putative macaque VIP homologue) containing superimposed topological maps of the face and near-face visual space. Here, we construct high signal-to-noise surface coils and used phase-encoded air puffs and looming stimuli to map topological organization of the parietal face area at higher resolution...
September 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888892/alpha-band-transcranial-alternating-current-stimulation-modulates-precision-but-not-gain-during-whole-body-spatial-updating
#11
T P Gutteling, D J L G Schutter, W P Medendorp
Spatial updating is essential to maintain an accurate representation of our visual environment when we move. A neural mechanism that contributes to this ability is called remapping: the transfer of visual information from neural populations that code a location before the motion to those that encode it after the motion. While there is ample evidence for neural remapping in conjunction with eye movements, only recent findings suggest a role of this mechanism for whole-body motion updating, based on the observation that alpha band (10Hz) activity is selectively reorganized during remapping...
September 6, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884265/how-is-weight-stigma-related-to-children-s-health-related-quality-of-life-a-model-comparison-approach
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Veronica Guardabassi, Alberto Mirisola, Carlo Tomasetto
PURPOSE: Obesity is a highly stigmatizing condition for both adults and children, and both obesity and stigma experiences are negatively related with health-related quality of life (HRQoL). However, the relations among these constructs have been modeled in different and sometimes inconsistent terms in past research, and have been the object of surprisingly few studies in pediatric populations. The present study addresses this gap by comparing, in a sample of preadolescent children, four competing models (i...
September 7, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880190/learning-semantic-aligned-action-representation
#13
Bingbing Ni, Teng Li, Xiaokang Yang
A fundamental bottleneck for achieving highly discriminative action representation is that local motion/appearance features are usually not semantic aligned. Namely, a local feature, such as a motion vector or motion trajectory, does not possess any attribute that indicates which moving body part or operated object it is associated with. This mostly leads to global feature pooling/representation learning methods that are often too coarse. Inspired by the recent success of end-to-end (pixel-to-pixel) deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs), in this paper, we first propose a DCNN architecture, which maps a human centric image region onto human body part response maps...
August 31, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873069/fred-a-gpu-accelerated-fast-monte-carlo-code-for-rapid-treatment-plan-recalculation-in-ion-beam-therapy
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A Schiavi, M Senzacqua, S Pioli, A Mairani, G Magro, S Molinelli, M Ciocca, G Battistoni, V Patera
Ion beam therapy is a rapidly growing technique for tumor radiation therapy. Ions allow for a high dose deposition in the tumor region, while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue. For this reason, the highest possible accuracy in the calculation of dose and its spatial distribution is required in treatment planning. On one hand, commonly used treatment planning software solutions adopt a simplified beam-body interaction model by remapping pre-calculated dose distributions into a 3D water-equivalent representation of the patient morphology...
September 5, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872043/representations-of-their-own-sexuality-and-aging-body-by-old-people-phenomenological-and-psychodynamic-approach
#15
Lucile Meyrignac, Noureddine Bouati, Alain Sagne, Gaëtan Gavazzi, Anne-Claire Zipper
The sexuality of the elderly is rarely mentioned in general medicine although it holds an important place in many old people's life, and sexual well-being is a part of the global well-being according to the World Health Organization. To explore the representations of their own sexuality and aging body by the elderly. Qualitative study using semi-structured interviews in 15 healthy elderly people over 65 years of age, living at home. In-depth interviews were transcribed and submitted to qualitative content using a phenomenological and a psychodynamic analysis...
September 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866567/clustervision-visual-supervision-of-unsupervised-clustering
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Bum Chul Kwon, Ben Eysenbach, Janu Verma, Kenney Ng, Christopher deFilippi, Walter F Stewart, Adam Perer
Clustering, the process of grouping together similar items into distinct partitions, is a common type of unsupervised machine learning that can be useful for summarizing and aggregating complex multi-dimensional data. However, data can be clustered in many ways, and there exist a large body of algorithms designed to reveal different patterns. While having access to a wide variety of algorithms is helpful, in practice, it is quite difficult for data scientists to choose and parameterize algorithms to get the clustering results relevant for their dataset and analytical tasks...
August 29, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864874/close-interpersonal-proximity-modulates-visuomotor-processing-of-object-affordances-in-shared-social-space
#17
Elizabeth J Saccone, Ancret Szpak, Owen Churches, Michael E R Nicholls
Research suggests that the human brain codes manipulable objects as possibilities for action, or affordances, particularly objects close to the body. Near-body space is not only a zone for body-environment interaction but also is socially relevant, as we are driven to preserve our near-body, personal space from others. The current, novel study investigated how close proximity of a stranger modulates visuomotor processing of object affordances in shared, social space. Participants performed a behavioural object recognition task both alone and with a human confederate...
September 1, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859695/learning-microbial-community-structures-with-supervised-and-unsupervised-non-negative-matrix-factorization
#18
Yun Cai, Hong Gu, Toby Kenney
BACKGROUND: Learning the structure of microbial communities is critical in understanding the different community structures and functions of microbes in distinct individuals. We view microbial communities as consisting of many subcommunities which are formed by certain groups of microbes functionally dependent on each other. The focus of this paper is on methods for extracting the subcommunities from the data, in particular Non-Negative Matrix Factorization (NMF). Our methods can be applied to both OTU data and functional metagenomic data...
August 31, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856948/embodied-valuation-directional-action-is-associated-with-item-values
#19
Danielle J Green, Alison Harris, Aleena Young, Catherine L Reed
We have a lifetime of experience interacting with objects we value. Although many economic theories represent valuation as a purely cognitive process independent of the sensorimotor system, embodied cognitive theory suggests that our memories for items' value should be linked to actions we use to obtain them. Here we investigated whether the value of real items was associated with specific directional movements toward or away from the body. Participants priced a set of food items to determine their values; they then used directional actions to classify each item as high- or low-value...
August 31, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854962/optimized-reduced-representation-bisulfite-sequencing-reveals-tissue-specific-mchh-islands-in-maize
#20
Fei-Man Hsu, Ming-Ren Yen, Chi-Ting Wang, Chien-Yu Lin, Chung-Ju Rachel Wang, Pao-Yang Chen
BACKGROUND: DNA methylation plays important roles in many regulatory processes in plants. It is economically infeasible to profile genome-wide DNA methylation at a single-base resolution in maize, given its genome size of ~2.5 Gb. As an alternative, we adapted region of interest (ROI)-directed reduced representation bisulfite sequencing (RRBS) to survey genome-wide methylation in maize. RESULTS: We developed a pipeline for selecting restriction enzymes in silico and experimentally showed that, in the maize genome, MseI- and CviQI-digested fragments are precisely enriched in promoters and gene bodies, respectively...
August 30, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
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