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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944469/probing-early-motion-processing-with-eye-movements-differences-of-vestibular-migraine-migraine-with-and-without-aura-in-the-attack-free-interval
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S Rogalinski, H A Rambold
BACKGROUND: Migraineurs, in between headache attacks, have a different sensitivity to sensory motion stimuli compared to non-migraineurs. METHODS: This cross-sectional laboratory study examines the motion processing in migraineurs using ocular following responses (OFR) elicited by large field random dot patterns and open-loop smooth pursuit eye movements (PS) elicited by a single target moving on a homogenous background. Eye movements were recorded with a video-oculographic system (EyeSeeTec(®) ) and stimuli presented on a CRT at 100 Hz repetition rate to horizontal stimuli of a velocity of 2...
September 25, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942127/examining-incidental-word-learning-during-reading-in-children-the-role-of-context
#2
Holly Joseph, Kate Nation
From mid-childhood onward, children learn hundreds of new words every year incidentally through reading. Yet little is known about this process and the circumstances in which vocabulary acquisition is maximized. We examined whether encountering novel words in semantically diverse, rather than semantically uniform, contexts led to better learning. Children aged 10 and 11years read sentences containing novel words while their eye movements were monitored. Results showed a reduction in reading times over exposure for all children, but especially for those with good reading comprehension...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939975/ketamine-induced-glutamatergic-mechanisms-of-sleep-and-wakefulness-insights-for-developing-novel-treatments-for-disturbed-sleep-and-mood
#3
Wallace C Duncan, Elizabeth D Ballard, Carlos A Zarate
Ketamine, a drug with rapid antidepressant effects and well-described effects on slow wave sleep (SWS), is a useful intervention for investigating sleep-wake mechanisms involved in novel therapeutics. The drug rapidly (within minutes to hours) reduces depressive symptoms in individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar disorder (BD), including those with treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine treatment elevates extracellular glutamate in the prefrontal cortex. Glutamate, in turn, plays a critical role as a proximal element in a ketamine-initiated molecular cascade that increases synaptic strength and plasticity, which ultimately results in rapidly improved mood...
September 23, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938847/a-new-hand-eye-calibration-approach-for-fracture-reduction-robot
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Lifeng Wang, Tianmiao Wang, Peifu Tang, Lei Hu, Wenyong Liu, Zhonghao Han, Ming Hao, Hongpeng Liu, Kun Wang, Yanpeng Zhao, Na Guo, Yanxiang Cao, Changsheng Li
OBJECTIVE: The hand-eye calibration is used to determine the transformation between the end-effector and the camera marker of the robot. But the robot movement in traditional method would be time-consuming, inaccurate and even unavailable in some conditions. The method presented in this article can complete the calibration without any movement and is more suitable in clinical applications. METHODS: Instead of solving the classic non-linear equation AX = XB, we collected the points on X and Y axes of the tool coordinate system (TCS) with the visual probe and fitted them using the singular value decomposition algorithm (SVD)...
September 22, 2017: Computer Assisted Surgery (Abingdon, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938021/alterations-in-the-ability-to-maintain-balance-as-a-result-of-stochastic-resonance-whole-body-vibration-in-women
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Karolina Donocik, Magdalena Hartman-Petrycka, Agata Lebiedowska, Barbara Błońska-Fajfrowska
PURPOSE: A vertical posture makes it difficult to maintain balance especially in the elderly. Loss of balance leads to falls and injuries. In the present study, we evaluated whether balance maintenance can be improved with the use of stochastic resonance whole body vibration (SR-WBV). METHODS: An examination of balance, involving 187 women aged 19-74 years, was conducted using double-plate posturography pre and post SR-WBV. The SR-WBV trainings were performed using the SRT Zeptor Medical-plus noise device...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936361/relationships-between-eye-movements-during-sentence-reading-comprehension-word-spelling-and-reading-and-dti-and-fmri-connectivity-in-students-with-and-without-dysgraphia-or-dyslexia
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Kevin Yagle, Todd Richards, Katie Askren, Zoe Mestre, Scott Beers, Robert Abbott, William Nagy, Peter Boord, Virginia Berninger
While eye movements were recorded and brains scanned, 29 children with and without specific learning disabilities (SLDs) decided if sentences they read (half with only correctly spelled words and half with homonym foils) were meaningful. Significant main effects were found for diagnostic groups (non-SLD control, dysgraphia control, and dyslexia) in total fixation (dwell) time, total number of fixations, and total regressions in during saccades; the dyslexia group had longer and more fixations and made more regressions in during saccades than either control group...
January 2017: Journal of Systems and Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936193/video-head-impulse-tests-with-a-remote-camera-system-normative-values-of-semicircular-canal-vestibulo-ocular-reflex-gain-in-infants-and-children
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Sylvette R Wiener-Vacher, Sidney I Wiener
The video head impulse test (VHIT) is widely used to identify semicircular canal function impairments in adults. But classical VHIT testing systems attach goggles tightly to the head, which is not tolerated by infants. Remote video detection of head and eye movements resolves this issue and, here, we report VHIT protocols and normative values for children. Vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) gain was measured for all canals of 303 healthy subjects, including 274 children (aged 2.6 months-15 years) and 26 adults (aged 16-67)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934529/traveling-slow-oscillations-during-sleep-a-marker-of-brain-connectivity-in-childhood
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Salome Kurth, Brady A Riedner, Douglas C Dean, Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh, Reto Huber, Oskar G Jenni, Sean C L Deoni, Monique K LeBourgeois
Slow oscillations, a defining characteristic of the nonrapid eye movement sleep electroencephalogram (EEG), proliferate across the scalp in highly reproducible patterns. In adults, the propagation of slow oscillations is a recognized fingerprint of brain connectivity and excitability. In this study, we (1) describe for the first time maturational features of sleep slow oscillation propagation in children (n = 23; 2-13 years) using high-density (hd) EEG and (2) examine associations between sleep slow oscillatory propagation characteristics (ie, distance, traveling speed, cortical involvement) and white matter myelin microstructure as measured with multicomponent Driven Equilibrium Single Pulse Observation of T1 and T2-magnetic resonance imaging (mcDESPOT-MRI)...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934522/effects-of-cannabinoid-agonists-and-antagonists-on-sleep-and-breathing-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Michael W Calik, David W Carley
Study Objectives: There are no pharmacological treatments for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, but dronabinol showed promise in a small pilot study. In anesthetized rats, dronabinol attenuates reflex apnea via activation of cannabinoid (CB) receptors located on vagal afferents; an effect blocked by cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) and/or type 2 (CB2) receptor antagonists. Here, using a natural model of central sleep apnea, we examine the effects of dronabinol, alone and in combination with selective antagonists in conscious rats chronically instrumented to stage sleep and measure cessation of breathing...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934067/transient-effects-of-gaze-stability-exercises-on-postural-stability-in-patients-with-posterior-circulation-stroke
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Tsubasa Mitsutake, Maiko Sakamoto, Kozo Ueta, Etsuo Horikawa
The authors sought to investigate if short-term gaze stability exercises have an effect on postural stability of dynamic standing during neck movement in patients with posterior circulation stroke (PCS). Patients in both PCS and non-PCS groups were assigned to either an intervention or control group. The intervention group performed the gaze stability exercises for 10 min while the control group was merely resting. The center of pressure velocity was calculated to evaluate the postural stability. After intervention, PCS and non-PCS showed a significant reduction in center of pressure velocity during dynamic standing with eyes closed condition, and the PCS group showed a significant improvement in eye-opened condition...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933895/individual-variability-in-the-semantic-processing-of-english-compound-words
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Daniel Schmidtke, Julie A Van Dyke, Victor Kuperman
Semantic transparency effects during compound word recognition provide critical insight into the organization of semantic knowledge and the nature of semantic processing. The past 25 years of psycholinguistic research on compound semantic transparency has produced discrepant effects, leaving the existence and nature of its influence unresolved. In the present study, we examined the influence of semantic transparency and individual reading experience on eye-movement behavior during sentence reading. Eye-movement data were collected from 138 non-college-bound 16- to 26-year-old speakers of English in a sentence-reading task representing a total of 455 different compound words...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931988/the-relationship-between-ground-reaction-force-in-sit-to-stand-movement-and-lower-extremity-function-in-community-dwelling-japanese-older-adults-using-long-term-care-insurance-services
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Shaoshuai Shen, Takumi Abe, Taishi Tsuji, Keisuke Fujii, Jingyu Ma, Tomohiro Okura
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate which of the four chair-rising methods has low-load and the highest success rate, and whether the GRF parameters in that method are useful for measuring lower extremity function among physically frail Japanese older adults. [Subjects and Methods] Fifty-two individuals participated in this study. The participants voluntarily attempted four types of Sit-to-stand test (one variation without and three variations with the use of their arms). The following parameters were measured: peak reaction force (F/w), two force development rate parameters (RFD1...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931814/optical-trapping-of-otoliths-drives-vestibular-behaviours-in-larval-zebrafish
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Itia A Favre-Bulle, Alexander B Stilgoe, Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Ethan K Scott
The vestibular system, which detects gravity and motion, is crucial to survival, but the neural circuits processing vestibular information remain incompletely characterised. In part, this is because the movement needed to stimulate the vestibular system hampers traditional neuroscientific methods. Optical trapping uses focussed light to apply forces to targeted objects, typically ranging from nanometres to a few microns across. In principle, optical trapping of the otoliths (ear stones) could produce fictive vestibular stimuli in a stationary animal...
September 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931780/association-between-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-glycated-hemoglobin-level-in-japanese-individuals-with-and-without-diabetes
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Hideaki Kurosawa, Yoshifumi Saisho, Koichi Fukunaga, Mizuha Haraguchi, Wakako Yamasawa, Isao Kurihara, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Hiroshi Itoh
Aim of this study was to examine the association between the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and dysglycemia in Japanese individuals with and without type 2 diabetes (T2DM). We enrolled 115 individuals diagnosed with OSA with an apnea hypopnea-index (AHI) ≥ 20 in whom continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy was introduced (N = 115, 44 with T2DM, age 62 ± 11 years, BMI 27.0 ± 4.4 kg/m(2) and AHI median 36.1; interquartile range 27.2-48.1). During admission, the severity of OSA was evaluated by polysomnography, and its association with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level was examined...
September 20, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931609/movement-related-activity-in-the-periarcuate-cortex-of-monkeys-during-coordinated-eye-and-hand-movements
#15
Kiyoshi Kurata
To determine the role of the periarcuate cortex during coordinated eye and hand movements in monkeys, the present study examined neuronal activity in this region during movement with the hand, eyes, or both as effectors toward a visuospatial target. Similar to the primary motor cortex (M1), the dorsal premotor cortex contained a higher proportion of neurons that were closely related to hand movements, whereas saccade-related neurons were frequently recorded from the frontal eye field (FEF). Interestingly, neurons that exhibited activity related to both eye and hand movements were recorded most frequently in the ventral premotor cortex (PMv), located between the FEF and M1...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931469/restorative-effects-of-curcumin-on-sleep-deprivation-induced-memory-impairments-and-structural-changes-of-the-hippocampus-in-a-rat-model
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Ali Noorafshan, Fatemeh Karimi, Ali-Mohammad Kamali, Saied Karbalay-Doust, Mohammad Nami
The present study examined the consequences of rapid eye-movement sleep-deprivation (REM-SD) with or without curcumin treatment. The outcome measures comprised quantitative features in the three-dimensional reconstructed (3DR) CA1 and dentate gyrus in experimental and control animals using stereological procedures. Male rats were arbitrarily assigned to nine groups based on the intervention and treatment administered including: 1-cage control+distilled water, 2-cage control+curcumin (100mg/kg/day), 3-cage control+olive oil, 4-REM-SD+distilled water, 5-REM-SD+curcumin, 6-REM-SD+olive oil, 7-grid-floor control+distilled water, 8-grid-floor control+curcumin, and 9-grid-floor control+olive oil...
September 17, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928647/individual-differences-in-frequency-and-topography-of-slow-and-fast-sleep-spindles
#17
Roy Cox, Anna C Schapiro, Dara S Manoach, Robert Stickgold
Sleep spindles are transient oscillatory waveforms that occur during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep across widespread cortical areas. In humans, spindles can be classified as either slow or fast, but large individual differences in spindle frequency as well as methodological difficulties have hindered progress towards understanding their function. Using two nights of high-density electroencephalography recordings from 28 healthy individuals, we first characterize the individual variability of NREM spectra and demonstrate the difficulty of determining subject-specific spindle frequencies...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928050/predictors-of-onset-of-psychosis-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-who-gets-it-early
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Abhishek Lenka, Lija George, Shyam Sundar Arumugham, Shantala Hegde, Venkateswara Reddy, Nitish Kamble, Ravi Yadav, Pramod Kumar Pal
INTRODUCTION: Psychosis is one of the common non-motor symptoms of PD, which substantially worsens the quality of life. Hence, it is important to identify factors that are associated with early onset of psychosis in PD. In order to identify those factors, the current study aims to compare various demographic and clinical features of PD patients with early and late onset psychosis. METHODOLOGY: In this prospective case-control study, 51 consecutive patients with PD having psychosis (PDP) were recruited...
September 14, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927321/do-current-and-former-cigarette-smokers-have-an-attentional-bias-for-e-cigarette-cues
#19
Kirsten Lochbuehler, E Paul Wileyto, Kathy Z Tang, Melissa Mercincavage, Joseph N Cappella, Andrew A Strasser
The similarity of e-cigarettes to tobacco cigarettes with regard to shape and usage raises the question of whether e-cigarette cues have the same incentive motivational properties as tobacco cigarette cues. The objective of the present study was to examine whether e-cigarette cues capture and hold smokers' and former smokers' attention and whether the attentional focus is associated with subsequent craving for tobacco cigarettes. It was also examined whether device type (cigalike or mod) moderated this relationship...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926516/association-between-obesity-and-sleep-disorders-in-postmenopausal-women
#20
Maria Fernanda Naufel, Cristina Frange, Monica Levy Andersen, Manoel João Batista Castello Girão, Sergio Tufik, Eliane Beraldi Ribeiro, Helena Hachul
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between obesity and sleep architecture in postmenopausal women. METHODS: One hundred seven postmenopausal women from the Ambulatory of Integrative Treatment for Female Sleep Disorders were invited by telephone to participate in this study. Fifty-three completed the study. We included women aged 50 to 70 years, and excluded women on hormone therapy or missing data. The study consisted of two meetings, including a full-night polysomnography...
September 18, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
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