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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218796/brain-activity-from-stimuli-that-are-not-perceived-visual-mismatch-negativity-during-binocular-rivalry-suppression
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Bradley N Jack, Andreas Widmann, Robert P O'Shea, Erich Schröger, Urte Roeber
Predictive coding explains visual perception as the result of an interaction between bottom-up sensory input and top-down generative models at each level of the visual hierarchy. Evidence for this comes from the visual mismatch negativity (vMMN): a more negative ERP for rare, unpredictable visual stimuli-deviants, than for frequent, predictable visual stimuli-standards. Here, we show that the vMMN does not require conscious experience. We measured the vMMN from monocular luminance-decrement deviants that were either perceived or not during binocular rivalry dominance or suppression, respectively...
February 20, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215580/deviant-peers-as-a-mediator-of-pubertal-timing-substance-use-associations-the-moderating-role-of-parental-knowledge
#2
Kristine Marceau, Kristina Jackson
PURPOSE: Early perceived pubertal timing and faster maturation have been linked to increased risk of adolescent substance use (SU), particularly for girls, but the mechanisms underlying this association are not well understood. We sought to replicate and extend findings from Westling et al. (2008) showing that peer deviance mediates the link between early puberty and SU with stronger pathways in the context of low parental knowledge of adolescents' whereabouts and activities. METHODS: Participants (n = 1,023; 52% female, 24% nonwhite, and 12% Hispanic) were recruited through middle schools...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202429/virtual-patient-technology-engaging-primary-care-in-quality-improvement-innovations
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Amanda C Blok, Christine N May, Rajani S Sadasivam, Thomas K Houston
BACKGROUND: Engaging health care staff in new quality improvement programs is challenging. OBJECTIVE: We developed 2 virtual patient (VP) avatars in the context of a clinic-level quality improvement program. We sought to determine differences in preferences for VPs and the perceived influence of interacting with the VP on clinical staff engagement with the quality improvement program. METHODS: Using a participatory design approach, we developed an older male smoker VP and a younger female smoker VP...
February 15, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197097/when-elderly-outperform-young-adults-integration-in-vision-revealed-by-the-visual-mismatch-negativity
#4
Zsófia Anna Gaál, Flóra Bodnár, István Czigler
We studied the possibility of age-related differences of visual integration at an automatic and at a task-related level. Data of 15 young (21.9 ± 1.8 years) and 15 older (66.6 ± 3.5 years) women were analyzed in our experiment. Automatic processing was investigated in a passive oddball paradigm, and the visual mismatch negativity (vMMN) of event-related brain potentials was measured. Letters and pseudo-letters were presented either as single characters, or the characters were presented successively in two fragments...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194102/facial-expression-related-vmmn-disentangling-emotional-from-neutral-change-detection
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Klara Kovarski, Marianne Latinus, Judith Charpentier, Helen Cléry, Sylvie Roux, Emmanuelle Houy-Durand, Agathe Saby, Frédérique Bonnet-Brilhault, Magali Batty, Marie Gomot
Detection of changes in facial emotional expressions is crucial to communicate and to rapidly and automatically process possible threats in the environment. Recent studies suggest that expression-related visual mismatch negativity (vMMN) reflects automatic processing of emotional changes. In the present study we used a controlled paradigm to investigate the specificity of emotional change-detection. In order to disentangle specific responses to emotional deviants from that of neutral deviants, we presented neutral expression as standard stimulus (p = 0...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193488/validation-of-periodic-fmri-signals-in-response-to-wearable-tactile-stimulation
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Ching-Fu Chen, Kenneth Kreutz-Delgado, Martin I Sereno, Ruey-Song Huang
To map cortical representations of the body, we recently developed a wearable technology for automatic tactile stimulation in human functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) experiments. In a two-condition block design experiment, air puffs were delivered to the face and hands periodically. Surface-based regions of interest (S-ROIs) were initially identified by thresholding a linear statistical measure of signal-to-noise ratio of periodic response. Across subjects, S-ROIs were found in the frontal, primary sensorimotor, posterior parietal, insular, temporal, cingulate, and occipital cortices...
February 10, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177924/adapted-wavelet-transform-improves-time-frequency-representations-a-study-of-auditory-elicited-p300-like-event-related-potentials-in-rats
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Nelly Richard, Bettina Laursen, Morten Grupe, Asbjørn M Drewes, Carina Graversen, Helge B D Sørensen, Jesper F Bastlund
OBJECTIVE: Active auditory oddball paradigms are simple tone discrimination tasks used to study the P300 deflection of event-related potentials (ERPs). These ERPs may be quantified by time-frequency analysis. As auditory stimuli cause early high frequency and late low frequency ERP oscillations, the continuous wavelet transform (CWT) is often chosen for decomposition due to its multi-resolution properties. However, as the conventional CWT traditionally applies only one mother wavelet to represent the entire spectrum, the time-frequency resolution is not optimal across all scales...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169421/n1-response-attenuation-and-the-mismatch-negativity-mmn-to-within-and-across-category-phonetic-contrasts
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Daniel M R Silva, Danilo B Melges, Rui Rothe-Neves
According to the neural adaptation model of the mismatch negativity (MMN), the sensitivity of this event-related response to both acoustic and categorical information in speech sounds can be accounted for by assuming that (a) the degree of overlapping between neural representations of two sounds depends on both the acoustic difference between them and whether or not they belong to distinct phonetic categories, and (b) a release from stimulus-specific adaptation causes an enhanced N1 obligatory response to infrequent deviant stimuli...
February 7, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167837/neural-mechanisms-of-mismatch-negativity-dysfunction-in-schizophrenia
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M Lee, P Sehatpour, M J Hoptman, P Lakatos, E C Dias, J T Kantrowitz, A M Martinez, D C Javitt
Schizophrenia is associated with cognitive deficits that reflect impaired cortical information processing. Mismatch negativity (MMN) indexes pre-attentive information processing dysfunction at the level of primary auditory cortex. This study investigates mechanisms underlying MMN impairments in schizophrenia using event-related potential, event-related spectral decomposition (ERSP) and resting state functional connectivity (rsfcMRI) approaches. For this study, MMN data to frequency, intensity and duration-deviants were analyzed from 69 schizophrenia patients and 38 healthy controls...
February 7, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153153/cone-beam-computed-tomography-vs-conventional-radiography-in-visualization-of-maxillary-impacted-canine-localization-a-systematic-review-of-comparative-studies
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REVIEW
Ehsan Eslami, Hamid Barkhordar, Kenneth Abramovitch, Jessica Kim, Mohamed I Masoud
INTRODUCTION: We systematically reviewed observational, experimental, and diagnostic accuracy studies to assess the comparisons between cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and conventional radiography (CR) in the localization of maxillary impacted canines. METHODS: An open-ended electronic search of PubMed, Web of Science, ProQuest, and other databases for both published and unpublished articles up to May 2016 was performed. The reference lists of the included studies were screened...
February 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152636/needs-and-achievements-of-the-juvenile-justice-system
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Miguel Basto-Pereira, Sofia Ribeiro, Ângela Maia
Over the last decade, studies have evaluated the effectiveness of interventions for juvenile offenders; nonetheless, those studies were more focused on recidivism than on the mechanisms associated with criminal perpetration. The current study explores the role of juvenile justice involvement and detention measures in a set of psychological, social, and criminal behavior characteristics in early adulthood. Seventy-five young adults with official records of juvenile delinquency in 2010-2011 and 240 young adults from the community filled out our protocol in 2014-2015...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143774/disentangling-resting-state-bold-variability-and-pcc-functional-connectivity-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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Daniela Zöller, Marie Schaer, Elisa Scariati, Maria Carmela Padula, Stephan Eliez, Dimitri Van De Ville
Although often ignored in fMRI studies, moment-to-moment variability of blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) signals reveals important information about brain function. Indeed, higher brain signal variability has been associated with better cognitive performance in young adults compared to children and elderly adults. Functional connectivity, a very common approach in resting-state fMRI analysis, is scaled for variance. Thus, alterations might be confounded or driven by BOLD signal variance alterations...
January 29, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140379/factors-that-influence-the-volatile-organic-compound-content-in-human-breath
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Lionel Blanchet, Agnieszka Smolinska, Agnieszka Baranska, Ettje Tigchelaar, Morris Swertz, Alexandra Zhernakova, Jan Dallinga, Cisca Wijmenga, Frederik van Schooten
Background Thousands of endogenous and exogenous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are excreted in each breath. Inflammatory and deviant metabolic processes affect the level of endogeneous VOCs, which can serve as specific biomarkers for clinical diagnosis and disease monitoring. Important issues that still need to be tackled are related to potential confounding factors like gender and age and endogenous and exogenous factors, like f.i. smoking. Methods The aim of this study was to systematically access the effect of endogenous and exogenous factors on VOC composition of exhaled breath...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117824/ultrasound-images-of-the-tongue-a-tutorial-for-assessment-and-remediation-of-speech-sound-errors
#14
Jonathan L Preston, Tara McAllister Byun, Suzanne E Boyce, Sarah Hamilton, Mark Tiede, Emily Phillips, Ahmed Rivera-Campos, Douglas H Whalen
Diagnostic ultrasound imaging has been a common tool in medical practice for several decades. It provides a safe and effective method for imaging structures internal to the body. There has been a recent increase in the use of ultrasound technology to visualize the shape and movements of the tongue during speech, both in typical speakers and in clinical populations. Ultrasound imaging of speech has greatly expanded our understanding of how sounds articulated with the tongue (lingual sounds) are produced. Such information can be particularly valuable for speech-language pathologists...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117059/conduct-disorder-and-alcohol-use-disorder-trajectories-predictors-and-outcomes-for-indigenous-youth
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Brenna L Greenfield, Kelley J Sittner, Miriam K Forbes, Melissa L Walls, Les B Whitbeck
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify separate and joint trajectories of conduct disorder (CD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD) DSM-IV diagnostic symptoms among American Indian and First Nation (Indigenous) youth aged 10 to 18 years, and to characterize baseline profiles and later outcomes associated with joint trajectory group membership. METHOD: Data were collected between 2002 and 2010 on three indigenous reservations in the northern Midwest and four Canadian reserves (N = 673)...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107727/neural-correlates-of-subliminally-presented-visual-sexual-stimuli
#16
Martina Wernicke, Corinna Hofter, Kirsten Jordan, Peter Fromberger, Peter Dechent, Jürgen L Müller
In the context of forensic psychiatry, it is crucial that diagnoses of deviant sexual interests are resistant to manipulation. In a first attempt to promote the development of such tools, the current fMRI study focusses on the examination of hemodynamic responses to preferred, in contrast to non-preferred, sexual stimuli with and without explicit sexual features in 24 healthy heterosexual subjects. The subliminal stimulus presentation of sexual stimuli could be a new approach to reduce vulnerability to manipulation...
January 17, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095932/the-role-of-marriage-in-criminal-recidivism-a-longitudinal-and-co-relative-analysis
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K S Kendler, S L Lönn, J Sundquist, K Sundquist
AIMS: Marriage is associated with a reduced rate of criminal recidivism, but the underlying mechanisms have only partly been elucidated. We seek to clarify the nature of the association between marriage and recidivism and how that relationship may be moderated as a function of gender, deviance of spouse, a history of violence and familial risk. METHOD: We utilise a longitudinal cohort design consisting of Swedish men (n = 239 328) and women (n = 72 280), born between 1958 and 1986, who were convicted of at least one crime before age 20 and were not married prior to age 20...
January 18, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080086/attentional-capture-by-taboo-words-a-functional-view-of-auditory-distraction
#18
Jan P Röer, Ulrike Körner, Axel Buchner, Raoul Bell
It is well established that task-irrelevant, to-be-ignored speech adversely affects serial short-term memory (STM) for visually presented items compared with a quiet control condition. However, there is an ongoing debate about whether the semantic content of the speech has the capacity to capture attention and to disrupt memory performance. In the present article, we tested whether taboo words are more difficult to ignore than neutral words. Taboo words or neutral words were presented as (a) steady state sequences in which the same distractor word was repeated, (b) changing state sequences in which different distractor words were presented, and (c) auditory deviant sequences in which a single distractor word deviated from a sequence of repeated words...
January 12, 2017: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070756/deviant-peer-affiliation-as-an-explanatory-mechanism-in-the-association-between-corporal-punishment-and-physical-aggression-a-longitudinal-study-among-chinese-adolescents
#19
Jianjun Zhu, Chengfu Yu, Zhenzhou Bao, Yanping Jiang, Wei Zhang, Yuanyuan Chen, Boyu Qiu, Jianjun Zhang
Previous research has focused primarily on corporal punishment as a cause and adolescents' physical aggression as an outcome. However, there is a large gap in knowledge of the potentially bidirectional association and explanatory mechanism underlying the association between corporal punishment and physical aggression. The current study, using a longitudinal design across three time points (the fall semester of 7th grade, the fall of 8th grade, and the fall of 9th grade), aimed to a) examine the reciprocal processes between corporal punishment and physical aggression, and b) explore whether deviant peer affiliation may explain such reciprocal connections...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064146/chronic-exposure-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-causes-deviant-phenotype-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#20
Avnika Singh Anand, Dipti N Prasad, Shashi Bala Singh, Ekta Kohli
Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are commonly used nanomaterials (NMs) with versatile applications from high-end technologies to household products. This pervasive utilisation has brought human in the close interface with nanoparticles (NPs), hence questioning their safety prior to usage is a must. In this study, we have assessed the effects of chronic exposure to ZnO NPs (<50nm) on the model organism Drosophila melanogaster. Potential toxic effects were studied by evaluating longevity, climbing ability, oxidative stress and DNA fragmentation...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
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