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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522182/hodotopy-neuroplasticity-and-diffuse-gliomas
#1
H Duffau
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The historical approach in neurooncology is used to mainly investigate the tumor, with very few considerations regarding the brain itself. Nonetheless, to select the best personalized therapeutic management for each patient with a diffuse glioma, i.e. to optimize the "onco-functional balance", the brain reaction induced by glioma growth and migration should be studied. Indeed, due to strong interactions between the glioma and the brain, cerebral adaptive phenomena often occur in order to maintain neurological and cognitive functions, as well as to compensate glioma spreading...
May 15, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521007/computing-the-social-brain-connectome-across-systems-and-states
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Daniel Alcalá-López, Jonathan Smallwood, Elizabeth Jefferies, Frank Van Overwalle, Kai Vogeley, Rogier B Mars, Bruce I Turetsky, Angela R Laird, Peter T Fox, Simon B Eickhoff, Danilo Bzdok
Social skills probably emerge from the interaction between different neural processing levels. However, social neuroscience is fragmented into highly specialized, rarely cross-referenced topics. The present study attempts a systematic reconciliation by deriving a social brain definition from neural activity meta-analyses on social-cognitive capacities. The social brain was characterized by meta-analytic connectivity modeling evaluating coactivation in task-focused brain states and physiological fluctuations evaluating correlations in task-free brain states...
May 18, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520931/altered-white-matter-connectivity-within-and-between-networks-in-antipsychotic-naive-first-episode-schizophrenia
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Fei Li, Su Lui, Li Yao, Gong-Jun Ji, Wei Liao, John A Sweeney, Qiyong Gong
Analyzing the schizophrenia connectome can identify illness-related alterations in connectivity across the brain. An important question that remains unanswered is whether connectivity alterations are already evident at the onset of illness, before treatment with antipsychotic medication and possible influences of neuroprogressive or secondary alterations related to chronic illness duration. In the present study, diffusion tensor imaging and deterministic fiber tractography were performed with 137 antipsychotic-naive first-episode schizophrenia patients and 113 matched healthy controls...
May 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510745/neural-network-imaging-to-characterize-brain-injury-in-cardiac-procedures-the-emerging-utility-of-connectomics
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B Indja, J P Fanning, J J Maller, J F Fraser, P G Bannon, M Vallely, S M Grieve
Cognitive dysfunction is a poorly understood but potentially devastating complication of cardiac surgery. Clinically meaningful assessment of cognitive changes after surgery is problematic because of the absence of a means to obtain reproducible, objective, and quantitative measures of the neural disturbances that cause altered brain function. By using both structural and functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging data to construct a map of the inter-regional connections within the brain, connectomics has the potential to increase the specificity and sensitivity of perioperative neurological assessment, permitting rational individualized assessment and improvement of surgical techniques...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508746/ciliomotor-circuitry-underlying-whole-body-coordination-of-ciliary-activity-in-the-platynereis-larva
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Csaba Verasztó, Nobuo Ueda, Luis A Bezares-Calderón, Aurora Panzera, Elizabeth A Williams, Réza Shahidi, Gáspár Jékely
Ciliated surfaces harbouring synchronously beating cilia can generate fluid flow or drive locomotion. In ciliary swimmers, ciliary beating, arrests, and changes in beat frequency are often coordinated across extended or discontinuous surfaces. To understand how such coordination is achieved, we studied the ciliated larvae of Platynereis dumerilii, a marine annelid. Platynereis larvae have segmental multiciliated cells that regularly display spontaneous coordinated ciliary arrests. We used whole-body connectomics, activity imaging, transgenesis, and neuron ablation to characterize the ciliomotor circuitry...
May 16, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507228/understanding-principles-of-integration-and-segregation-using-whole-brain-computational-connectomics-implications-for-neuropsychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
Louis-David Lord, Angus B Stevner, Gustavo Deco, Morten L Kringelbach
To survive in an ever-changing environment, the brain must seamlessly integrate a rich stream of incoming information into coherent internal representations that can then be used to efficiently plan for action. The brain must, however, balance its ability to integrate information from various sources with a complementary capacity to segregate information into modules which perform specialized computations in local circuits. Importantly, evidence suggests that imbalances in the brain's ability to bind together and/or segregate information over both space and time is a common feature of several neuropsychiatric disorders...
June 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502656/temporal-cohorts-of-lineage-related-neurons-perform-analogous-functions-in-distinct-sensorimotor-circuits
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Christopher C Wreden, Julia L Meng, Weidong Feng, Wanhao Chi, Zarion D Marshall, Ellie S Heckscher
Neuronal stem cell lineages are the fundamental developmental units of the brain, and neuronal circuits are the fundamental functional units of the brain. Determining lineage-circuitry relationships is essential for deciphering the developmental logic of circuit assembly. While the spatial distribution of lineage-related neurons has been investigated in a few brain regions [1-9], an important, but unaddressed question is whether temporal information that diversifies neuronal progeny within a single lineage also impacts circuit assembly...
May 5, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500992/multi-transmitter-neurons-in-the-mammalian-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Adam J Granger, Michael L Wallace, Bernardo L Sabatini
It is firmly established that many mammalian neurons release various combinations of amino acids, their derivatives, and other small molecules from presynaptic terminals in order to signal to their postsynaptic targets. Here we discuss recent findings about four types of multi-transmitter neurons-those that release GABA and acetylcholine (Ach); dopamine (DA) and GABA or glutamate; and glutamate and GABA. The mechanisms of co-release in each class differ and highlight the complex and dynamic nature of neurotransmitter release...
May 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500755/enhanced-fib-sem-systems-for-large-volume-3d-imaging
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C Shan Xu, Kenneth J Hayworth, Zhiyuan Lu, Patricia Grob, Ahmed M Hassan, José G García-Cerdán, Krishna K Niyogi, Eva Nogales, Richard J Weinberg, Harald F Hess
Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM) can automatically generate 3D images with superior z-axis resolution, yielding data that needs minimal image registration and related post-processing. Obstacles blocking wider adoption of FIB-SEM include slow imaging speed and lack of long-term system stability, which caps the maximum possible acquisition volume. Here we present techniques that accelerate image acquisition while greatly improving FIB-SEM reliability, allowing the system to operate for months and generating continuously imaged volumes > 10(6) µm(3)...
May 13, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499208/whole-brain-resting-state-functional-connectivity-identified-major-depressive-disorder-a-multivariate-pattern-analysis-in-two-independent-samples
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Xue Zhong, Huqing Shi, Qingsen Ming, Daifeng Dong, Xiaocui Zhang, Ling-Li Zeng, Shuqiao Yao
BACKGROUND: there has been a recent increase in the use of connectome-based multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) of resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data aimed at distinguishing patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) from healthy controls (HCs). However, the validity of this method needs to be confirmed in independent samples. METHOD: we used resting-state fMRI to explore whole-brain functional connectivity (FC) patterns characteristic of MDD and to confirm the effectiveness of MVPA in distinguishing MDD versus HC groups in two independent samples...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496560/transmodal-learning-of-functional-networks-for-alzheimer-s-disease-prediction
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Mehdi Rahim, Bertrand Thirion, Claude Comtat, Gaël Varoquaux
Functional connectivity describes neural activity from resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI). This noninvasive modality is a promising imaging biomarker of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), where the connectome can be an indicator to assess and to understand the pathology. However, it only provides noisy measurements of brain activity. As a consequence, it has shown fairly limited discrimination power on clinical groups. So far, the reference functional marker of AD is the fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)...
October 2016: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491028/resting-state-functional-connectivity-and-network-analysis-of-cerebellum-with-respect-to-crystallized-iq-and-gender
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Vasileios C Pezoulas, Michalis Zervakis, Sifis Michelogiannis, Manousos A Klados
During the last years, it has been established that the prefrontal and posterior parietal brain lobes, which are mostly related to intelligence, have many connections to cerebellum. However, there is a limited research investigating cerebellum's relationship with cognitive processes. In this study, the network of cerebellum was analyzed in order to investigate its overall organization in individuals with low and high crystallized Intelligence Quotient (IQ). Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data were selected from 136 subjects in resting-state from the Human Connectome Project (HCP) database and were further separated into two IQ groups composed of 69 low-IQ and 67 high-IQ subjects...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490640/transcribing-the-connectome-roles-for-transcription-factors-and-chromatin-regulators-in-activity-dependent-synapse-development
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Liang-Fu Chen, Allen S Zhou, Anne E West
The wiring of synaptic connections in the developing mammalian brain is shaped by both intrinsic and extrinsic signals. One point where these regulatory pathways converge is via the sensory experience-dependent regulation of new gene transcription. Recent studies have elucidated a number of molecular mechanisms that allow nuclear transcription factors and chromatin regulatory proteins to encode aspects of specificity in experience-dependent synapse development. Here we review the evidence for the transcriptional mechanisms that sculpt activity-dependent aspects of synaptic connectivity during postnatal development and we discuss how disruption of these processes is associated with aberrant brain development in autism and intellectual disability...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487638/construction-of-individual-morphological-brain-networks-with-multiple-morphometric-features
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Wan Li, Chunlan Yang, Feng Shi, Shuicai Wu, Qun Wang, Yingnan Nie, Xin Zhang
In recent years, researchers have increased attentions to the morphological brain network, which is generally constructed by measuring the mathematical correlation across regions using a certain morphometric feature, such as regional cortical thickness and voxel intensity. However, cerebral structure can be characterized by various factors, such as regional volume, surface area, and curvature. Moreover, most of the morphological brain networks are population-based, which has limitations in the investigations of individual difference and clinical applications...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487128/continuous-representations-of-brain-connectivity-using-spatial-point-processes
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Daniel Moyer, Boris A Gutman, Joshua Faskowitz, Neda Jahanshad, Paul M Thompson
We present a continuous model for structural brain connectivity based on the Poisson point process. The model treats each streamline curve in a tractography as an observed event in connectome space, here the product space of the gray matter/white matter interfaces. We approximate the model parameter via kernel density estimation. To deal with the heavy computational burden, we develop a fast parameter estimation method by pre-computing associated Legendre products of the data, leveraging properties of the spherical heat kernel...
April 28, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486710/association-between-reward-reactivity-and-drug-use-severity-is-substance-dependent-preliminary-evidence-from-the-human-connectome-project
#16
Alyssa L Peechatka, Amy C Janes
Introduction: Blunted nucleus accumbens (NAc) reactivity to reward is common across drug users. One theory is that individuals abuse substances due to this reward deficit. However, whether there is a relationship between the amount an individual uses and the severity of NAc dysfunction is unclear. It also is possible that such a relationship is substance specific, as nicotine transiently increases reward system sensitivity while alcohol, another commonly used substance, does not. As smokers may use nicotine to bolster NAc reward function, we hypothesize that NAc reactivity to reward will be related to volume of cigarette use, but not volume of alcohol use...
June 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479977/the-foundations-of-plant-intelligence
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REVIEW
Anthony Trewavas
Intelligence is defined for wild plants and its role in fitness identified. Intelligent behaviour exhibited by single cells and systems similarity between the interactome and connectome indicates neural systems are not necessary for intelligent capabilities. Plants sense and respond to many environmental signals that are assessed to competitively optimize acquisition of patchily distributed resources. Situations of choice engender motivational states in goal-directed plant behaviour; consequent intelligent decisions enable efficient gain of energy over expenditure...
June 6, 2017: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469564/pavlovian-conditioning-of-larval-drosophila-an-illustrated-multilingual-hands-on-manual-for-odor-taste-associative-learning-in-maggots
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Birgit Michels, Timo Saumweber, Roland Biernacki, Jeanette Thum, Rupert D V Glasgow, Michael Schleyer, Yi-Chun Chen, Claire Eschbach, Reinhard F Stocker, Naoko Toshima, Teiichi Tanimura, Matthieu Louis, Gonzalo Arias-Gil, Manuela Marescotti, Fabio Benfenati, Bertram Gerber
Larval Drosophila offer a study case for behavioral neurogenetics that is simple enough to be experimentally tractable, yet complex enough to be worth the effort. We provide a detailed, hands-on manual for Pavlovian odor-reward learning in these animals. Given the versatility of Drosophila for genetic analyses, combined with the evolutionarily shared genetic heritage with humans, the paradigm has utility not only in behavioral neurogenetics and experimental psychology, but for translational biomedicine as well...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468232/a-pilot-study-on-brain-plasticity-of-functional-connectivity-modulated-by-cognitive-training-in-mild-alzheimer-s-disease-and-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Francesco Barban, Matteo Mancini, Mara Cercignani, Fulvia Adriano, Roberta Perri, Roberta Annicchiarico, Giovanni Augusto Carlesimo, Claudia Ricci, Maria Giovanna Lombardi, Valeria Teodonno, Laura Serra, Giovanni Giulietti, Lucia Fadda, Alessia Federici, Carlo Caltagirone, Marco Bozzali
Alzheimer's disease (AD) alters the functional connectivity of the default mode network (DMN) but also the topological properties of the functional connectome. Cognitive training (CT) is a tool to slow down AD progression and is likely to impact on functional connectivity. In this pilot study, we aimed at investigating brain functional changes after a period of CT and active control (AC) in a group of 26 subjects with mild AD (mAD), 26 with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), and a control group of 29 healthy elderly (HE) people...
April 29, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461700/connectome-imaging-for-mapping-human-brain-pathways
#20
Y Shi, A W Toga
With the fast advance of connectome imaging techniques, we have the opportunity of mapping the human brain pathways in vivo at unprecedented resolution. In this article we review the current developments of diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the reconstruction of anatomical pathways in connectome studies. We first introduce the background of diffusion MRI with an emphasis on the technical advances and challenges in state-of-the-art multi-shell acquisition schemes used in the Human Connectome Project...
May 2, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
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