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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451905/otoacoustic-emissions-from-ears-with-spontaneous-activity-behave-differently-to-those-without-stronger-responses-to-tone-bursts-as-well-as-to-clicks
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W Wiktor Jedrzejczak, Krzysztof Kochanek, Henryk Skarzynski
It has been reported that both click-evoked otoacoustic emissions (CEOAEs) and distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) have higher amplitudes in ears that possess spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOAEs). The general aim of the present study was to investigate whether the presence of spontaneous activity in the cochlea affected tone-burst evoked otoacoustic emissions (TBOAEs). As a benchmark, the study also measured growth functions of CEOAEs. Spontaneous activity in the cochlea was measured by the level of synchronized spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SSOAEs), an emission evoked by a click but closely related to spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOAEs, which are detectable without any stimulus)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451872/differences-in-neural-responses-to-ipsilateral-stimuli-in-wide-view-fields-between-face-and-house-selective-areas
#2
Bin Wang, Ting Li, Yan Niu, Jie Xiang, Junjie Cheng, Bo Liu, Hui Zhang, Tianyi Yan, Susumu Kanazawa, Jinglong Wu
Category-selective brain areas exhibit varying levels of neural activity to ipsilaterally presented stimuli. However, in face- and house-selective areas, the neural responses evoked by ipsilateral stimuli in the peripheral visual field remain unclear. In this study, we displayed face and house images using a wide-view visual presentation system while performing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The face-selective areas (fusiform face area (FFA) and occipital face area (OFA)) exhibited intense neural responses to ipsilaterally presented images, whereas the house-selective areas (parahippocampal place area (PPA) and transverse occipital sulcus (TOS)) exhibited substantially smaller and even negative neural responses to the ipsilaterally presented images...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451742/real-time-monitoring-prefrontal-activities-during-online-video-game-playing-by-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#3
Yue Li, Lei Zhang, Kehong Long, Hui Gong, Hao Lei
A growing body of literature has suggested that video game playing can induce functional and structural plasticity of the brain. The underlying mechanisms, however, remain poorly understood. In this study, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) was used to record prefrontal activities in 24 experienced game players when they played a massively multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game, League of Legends (LOL), under naturalistic conditions. It was observed that game onset was associated with significant activations in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (VLPFC) and concomitant deactivations in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and frontal pole area (FPA)...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451499/characterising-the-frequency-response-of-impedance-changes-during-evoked-physiological-activity-in-the-rat-brain
#4
Mayo Faulkner, Sana Hannan, Kirill Y Aristovich, James Avery, David S Holder
<i>Objective</i>. Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) can image impedance changes associated with evoked physiological activity in the cerebral cortex using an array of epicortical electrodes. An impedance change is observed as the externally applied current, normally confined to the extracellular space is admitted into the conducting intracellular space during neuronal depolarisation. The response is largest at DC and decreases at higher frequencies due to capacitative transfer of current across the membrane...
February 16, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451306/supraspinal-modulation-of-neuronal-synchronization-by-nociceptive-stimulation-induces-an-enduring-reorganization-of-dorsal-horn-neuronal-connectivity
#5
E Contreras-Hernández, D Chávez, E Hernández, E Velázquez, P Reyes, J Bejar, M Martín, U Cortés, S Glusman, P Rudomin
Despite the profuse information on the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the central sensitization produced by intense nociceptive stimulation, the changes in the patterns of functional connectivity between spinal neurones associated with the development of secondary hyperalgesia and allodynia remain largely unknown. Here we show that the state of central sensitization produced by the intradermal injection of capsaicin is associated with structured transformations in neuronal synchronization that lead to an enduring reorganization of the functional connectivity within a segmentally distributed ensemble of dorsal horn neurones...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450801/enhancement-of-pain-inhibition-by-working-memory-with-anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-of-the-left-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex
#6
Zoha Deldar, Nabi Rustamov, Suzie Bois, Isabelle Blanchette, Mathieu Piché
The aim of this study was to examine whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) enhances pain inhibition by improving working memory (WM). Forty healthy volunteers participated in two tDCS sessions. Pain was evoked by electrical stimulation at the ankle. Participants performed an n-back task (0-back and 2-back). The experimental protocol comprised five counterbalanced conditions (0-back, 2-back, pain, 0-back with pain and 2-back with pain) that were performed twice (pre-tDCS baseline and during tDCS)...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449575/actionable-perturbations-of-damage-responses-by-tcl1-atm-and-epigenetic-lesions-form-the-basis-of-t-pll
#7
A Schrader, G Crispatzu, S Oberbeck, P Mayer, S Pützer, J von Jan, E Vasyutina, K Warner, N Weit, N Pflug, T Braun, E I Andersson, B Yadav, A Riabinska, B Maurer, M S Ventura Ferreira, F Beier, J Altmüller, M Lanasa, C D Herling, T Haferlach, S Stilgenbauer, G Hopfinger, M Peifer, T H Brümmendorf, P Nürnberg, K S J Elenitoba-Johnson, S Zha, M Hallek, R Moriggl, H C Reinhardt, M-H Stern, S Mustjoki, S Newrzela, P Frommolt, M Herling
T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL) is a rare and poor-prognostic mature T-cell malignancy. Here we integrated large-scale profiling data of alterations in gene expression, allelic copy number (CN), and nucleotide sequences in 111 well-characterized patients. Besides prominent signatures of T-cell activation and prevalent clonal variants, we also identify novel hot-spots for CN variability, fusion molecules, alternative transcripts, and progression-associated dynamics. The overall lesional spectrum of T-PLL is mainly annotated to axes of DNA damage responses, T-cell receptor/cytokine signaling, and histone modulation...
February 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448856/study-of-target-and-non-target-interplay-in-spatial-attention-task
#8
Sweeti, Deepak Joshi, B K Panigrahi, Sneh Anand, Jayasree Santhosh
Selective visual attention is the ability to selectively pay attention to the targets while inhibiting the distractors. This paper aims to study the targets and non-targets interplay in spatial attention task while subject attends to the target object present in one visual hemifield and ignores the distractor present in another visual hemifield. This paper performs the averaged evoked response potential (ERP) analysis and time-frequency analysis. ERP analysis agrees to the left hemisphere superiority over late potentials for the targets present in right visual hemifield...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446044/electrophysiological-correlates-of-encoding-processes-in-a-full-report-visual-working-memory-paradigm
#9
Kyle W Killebrew, Gennadiy Gurariy, Candace E Peacock, Marian E Berryhill, Gideon P Caplovitz
Why are some visual stimuli remembered, whereas others are forgotten? A limitation of recognition paradigms is that they measure aggregate behavioral performance and/or neural responses to all stimuli presented in a visual working memory (VWM) array. To address this limitation, we paired an electroencephalography (EEG) frequency-tagging technique with two full-report VWM paradigms. This permitted the tracking of individual stimuli as well as the aggregate response. We recorded high-density EEG (256 channel) while participants viewed four shape stimuli, each flickering at a different frequency...
February 14, 2018: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445338/synaptic-homeostasis-and-allostasis-in-the-dentate-gyrus-caused-by-inflammatory-and-neuropathic-pain-conditions
#10
Rui-Rui Wang, Yan Wang, Su-Min Guan, Zhen Li, Saurabh Kokane, Fa-Le Cao, Wei Sun, Chun-Li Li, Ting He, Yan Yang, Qing Lin, Jun Chen
It has been generally accepted that pain can cause imbalance between excitation and inhibition (homeostasis) at the synaptic level. However, it remains poorly understood how this imbalance (allostasis) develops in the CNS under different pain conditions. Here, we analyzed the changes in both excitatory and inhibitory synaptic transmission and modulation of the dentate gyrus (DG) under two pain conditions with different etiology and duration. First, it was revealed that the functions of the input-output (I/O) curves for evoked excitatory postsynaptic currents (eEPSCs) following the perforant path (PP) stimulation were gained under both acute inflammatory and chronic neuropathic pain conditions relative to the controls...
2018: Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445337/cocaine-induced-changes-in-low-dimensional-attractors-of-local-field-potentials-in-optogenetic-mice
#11
Sorinel A Oprisan, Julia Imperatore, Jessica Helms, Tamas Tompa, Antonieta Lavin
Optogenetically evoked local field potential (LFP) recorded from the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) of mice during basal conditions and following a systemic cocaine administration were analyzed. Blue light stimuli were delivered to mPFC through a fiber optic every 2 s and each trial was repeated 100 times. As in the previous study, we used a surrogate data method to check that nonlinearity was present in the experimental LFPs and only used the last 1.5 s of steady activity to measure the LFPs phase resetting induced by the brief 10 ms light stimulus...
2018: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445326/structure-function-studies-of-the-%C3%AE-4-subunit-reveal-evolutionary-loss-of-a-glyr-subtype-involved-in-startle-and-escape-responses
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Sophie Leacock, Parnayan Syed, Victoria M James, Anna Bode, Koichi Kawakami, Angelo Keramidas, Maximiliano Suster, Joseph W Lynch, Robert J Harvey
Inhibitory glycine receptors (GlyRs) are pentameric ligand-gated anion channels with major roles in startle disease/hyperekplexia (GlyR α1), cortical neuronal migration/autism spectrum disorder (GlyR α2), and inflammatory pain sensitization/rhythmic breathing (GlyR α3). However, the role of the GlyR α4 subunit has remained enigmatic, because the corresponding human gene ( GLRA4 ) is thought to be a pseudogene due to an in-frame stop codon at position 390 within the fourth membrane-spanning domain (M4). Despite this, a recent genetic study has implicated GLRA4 in intellectual disability, behavioral problems and craniofacial anomalies...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445210/the-caveats-of-observing-inter-trial-phase-coherence-in-cognitive-neuroscience
#13
Rosanne Maria van Diepen, Ali Mazaheri
Many studies have now consistently reported that the phase angle of ongoing oscillatory activity (measured using EEG/MEG), at time of stimulus presentation influences detection when stimuli are near-threshold. However, studies examining whether the adjustment of the phase angle of oscillations is under top-down attentional control have thus far yielded conflicting results. A possible source for the discrepancy could be that the estimation of the phase of ongoing oscillations as well as its uniformity across trials could be affected by task induced changes in the power of oscillations or concurrent evoked responses...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445203/effects-of-touch-location-and-intensity-on-interneurons-of-the-leech-local-bend-network
#14
Friederice Pirschel, Gerrit Hilgen, Jutta Kretzberg
Touch triggers highly precise behavioural responses in the leech. The underlying network of this so-called local bend reflex consists of three layers of individually characterised neurons. While the population of mechanosensory cells provide multiplexed information about the stimulus, not much is known about how interneurons process this information. Here, we analyse the responses of two local bend interneurons (cell 157 and 159) to a mechanical stimulation of the skin and show their response characteristics to naturalistic stimuli...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445135/alteration-in-nerves-and-neurotransmitter-stimulation-of-lacrimal-gland-secretion-in-the-tsp-1-mouse-model-of-aqueous-deficiency-dry-eye
#15
Sumit Bhattacharya, Laura García-Posadas, Robin R Hodges, Helen P Makarenkova, Sharmila Masli, Darlene A Dartt
The purpose of this study is to determine neural, vascular, protein secretion, and cellular signaling changes with disease progression in lacrimal glands of the thrombospondin-1 -/- (TSP-1 -/- ) mouse model of dry eye compared to C57BL/6 wild-type (WT) mice. Neural innervation was reduced in TSP-1 -/- lacrimal glands compared to WT controls, whereas the number of blood vessels was increased. Intracellular Ca 2+ stores and the amount of lysosomes, mitochondria, and secretory granules, but not the endoplasmic reticulum, were reduced in TSP-1 -/- compared to WT acini at 12 weeks of age...
February 14, 2018: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442560/optical-study-of-interactions-among-propagation-waves-of-neural-excitation-in-the-rat-somatosensory-cortex-evoked-by-forelimb-and-hindlimb-stimuli
#16
Noriyuki Hama, Minako Kawai, Shin-Ichi Ito, Akihiko Hirota
Multisite optical recording has revealed that the neural excitation wave induced by a sensory stimulation begins at a focus and propagates on the cortex. This wave is considered to be important for computation in the sensory cortex, particularly the integration of sensory information; however, the nature of this wave remains largely unknown. In the present study, we examined the interaction between two waves in the rat sensory cortex induced by hindlimb and forelimb stimuli with different inter-stimulus intervals...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442556/the-neural-correlates-of-economic-value-and-valuation-context-an-event-related-potentials-study
#17
John Andrew Tyson-Carr, Katerina Kokmotou, Vicente Soto, Stephanie Cook, Nicholas B Fallon, Timo Giesbrecht, Andrej Stancak
The value of environmental cues and internal states is continuously evaluated by the human brain and it is this subjective value that largely guides decision-making. The present study aimed to investigate the initial value attribution process, specifically the spatio-temporal activation patterns associated with values and valuation context using electroencephalographic event-related potentials (ERPs). Participants completed a stimulus rating task in which everyday household items marketed up to a price of £4 were evaluated with respect to their desirability or material properties...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442428/optogenetic-control-by-pulsed-illumination
#18
Julia Hennemann, Roman S Iwasaki, Tamara N Grund, Ralph P Diensthuber, Florian Richter, Andreas Möglich
Sensory photoreceptors evoke numerous adaptive responses in Nature and serve as light-gated actuators in optogenetics to enable the spatiotemporally precise, reversible and noninvasive control of cellular events. The output of optogenetic circuits can often be dialed in by varying illumination quality, quantity and duration. Here, we devise a programmable matrix of light-emitting diodes to efficiently probe the response of optogenetic systems to intermittently applied light of varying intensity and pulse frequency...
February 14, 2018: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441077/beyond-chemical-triggers-evidence-for-sound-evoked-physiological-reactions-in-plants
#19
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Jihye Jung, Seon-Kyu Kim, Joo Y Kim, Mi-Jeong Jeong, Choong-Min Ryu
Sound is ubiquitous in nature. Recent evidence supports the notion that naturally occurring and artificially generated sound waves contribute to plant robustness. New information is emerging about the responses of plants to sound and the associated downstream signaling pathways. Here, beyond chemical triggers which can improve plant health by enhancing plant growth and resistance, we provide an overview of the latest findings, limitations, and potential applications of sound wave treatment as a physical trigger to modulate physiological traits and to confer an adaptive advantage in plants...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441034/reduced-mu-power-in-response-to-unusual-actions-is-context-dependent-in-1-year-olds
#20
Miriam Langeloh, David Buttelmann, Daniel Matthes, Susanne Grassmann, Sabina Pauen, Stefanie Hoehl
During social interactions infants predict and evaluate other people's actions. Previous behavioral research found that infants' imitation of others' actions depends on these evaluations and is context-dependent: 1-year-olds predominantly imitated an unusual action (turning on a lamp with one's forehead) when the model's hands were free compared to when the model's hands were occupied or restrained. In the present study, we adapted this behavioral paradigm to a neurophysiological study measuring infants' brain activity while observing usual and unusual actions via electroencephalography...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
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