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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318497/belief-bias-reasoning-in-non-clinical-delusion-prone-individuals
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T Anandakumar, E Connaughton, M Coltheart, R Langdon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: It has been proposed that people with delusions have difficulty inhibiting beliefs (i.e., "doxastic inhibition") so as to reason about them as if they might not be true. We used a continuity approach to test this proposal in non-clinical adults scoring high and low in psychometrically assessed delusion-proneness. High delusion-prone individuals were expected to show greater difficulty than low delusion-prone individuals on "conflict" items of a "belief-bias" reasoning task (i...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316280/predicting-fitness-to-practise-events-in-international-medical-graduates-who-registered-as-uk-doctors-via-the-professional-and-linguistic-assessments-board-plab-system-a-national-cohort-study
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Paul A Tiffin, Lewis W Paton, Lazaro M Mwandigha, John C McLachlan, Jan Illing
BACKGROUND: International medical graduates working in the UK are more likely to be censured in relation to fitness to practise compared to home graduates. Performance on the General Medical Council's (GMC's) Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) tests and English fluency have previously been shown to predict later educational performance in this group of doctors. It is unknown whether the PLAB system is also a valid predictor of unprofessional behaviour and malpractice...
March 20, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306394/measuring-discourse-coherence-in-anomic-aphasia-using-rhetorical-structure-theory
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Anthony Pak-Hin Kong, Anastasia Linnik, Sam-Po Law, Waisa Wai-Man Shum
PURPOSE: The existing body of work regarding discourse coherence in aphasia has provided mixed results, leaving the question of coherence being impaired or intact as a result of brain injury unanswered. In this study, discourse coherence in non-brain-damaged (NBD) speakers and speakers with anomic aphasia was investigated quantitatively and qualitatively. METHOD: Fifteen native speakers of Cantonese with anomic aphasia and 15 NBD participants produced 60 language samples...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304305/combined-dual-task-gait-training-and%C3%A2-aerobic-exercise-to-improve-cognition-%C3%A2-mobility-and%C3%A2-vascular-health-in%C3%A2-community-dwelling-older-adults-at%C3%A2-risk-for-future-cognitive-decline1
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Michael A Gregory, Narlon C Boa Sorte Silva, Dawn P Gill, Cheri L McGowan, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, J Kevin Shoemaker, Vladimir Hachinski, Jeff Holmes, Robert J Petrella
This 6-month experimental case series study investigated the effects of a dual-task gait training and aerobic exercise intervention on cognition, mobility, and cardiovascular health in community-dwelling older adults without dementia. Participants exercised 40 min/day, 3 days/week for 26 weeks on a Biodex GaitTrainer2 treadmill. Participants were assessed at baseline (V0), interim (V1: 12-weeks), intervention endpoint (V2: 26-weeks), and study endpoint (V3: 52-weeks). The study outcomes included: cognition [executive function (EF), processing speed, verbal fluency, and memory]; mobility: usual & dual-task gait (speed, step length, and stride time variability); and vascular health: ambulatory blood pressure, carotid arterial compliance, and intima-media thickness (cIMT)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300627/serum-uric-acid-is-associated-with-better-executive-function-in-men-but-not-in-women-baseline-assessment-of-the-elsa-brasil-study
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Cristina Pellegrino Baena, Claudia Kimie Suemoto, Sandhi Barreto, Paulo Lotufo, Isabela Benseñor
BACKGROUND: Serum uric acid (SUA) may protect against free radical stress damage and was previously linked to cognitive impairment in older adults, but evidence in middle-aged adults is scarce. PURPOSE: We sought to analyze whether SUA is associated with cognitive performance in apparently healthy middle-aged participants in the ELSA-Brasil cohort study. METHODS: We excluded participants older than age 65, those taking allopurinol, benzbromarone, or medications that could impair cognitive performance, those with previous stroke, and those with incomplete data on cognitive tests or SUA...
March 11, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298583/putting-fluency-first
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Tyrone Avery Acker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295013/impact-of-familial-loading-on-prefrontal-activation-in-major-psychiatric-disorders-a-near-infrared-spectroscopy-nirs-study
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Kazutaka Ohi, Takamitsu Shimada, Hiroaki Kihara, Toshiki Yasuyama, Kazuyuki Sawai, Yukihisa Matsuda, Kazuaki Oshima, Hiroaki Okubo, Yusuke Nitta, Takashi Uehara, Yasuhiro Kawasaki
Family history (FH) is predictive of the development of major psychiatric disorders (PSY). Familial psychiatric disorders are largely a consequence of genetic factors and typically exhibit more severe impairments. Decreased prefrontal activity during verbal fluency testing (VFT) may constitute an intermediate phenotype for PSY. We investigated whether familial PSY were associated with a greater severity of prefrontal dysfunction in accordance with genetic loading. We measured prefrontal activity during VFT using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in patients with schizophrenia (SCZ, n = 45), major depressive disorder (MDD, n = 26) or bipolar disorder (BIP, n = 22) and healthy controls (HC, n = 51)...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294477/identifying-neurocognitive-markers-for-outcome-prediction-of-global-functioning-in-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-and-first-episode-psychosis
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Kingo Sawada, Akiko Kanehara, Satoshi Eguchi, Mariko Tada, Yoshihiro Satomura, Motomu Suga, Shinsuke Koike, Kiyoto Kasai
AIM: There is an increasing need for identifying neurocognitive predictors of global functional outcome in early psychosis toward optimizing early intervention strategy. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal observational study to investigate an association between neurocognitive assessments at baseline and global functional outcome at an average of one-year follow-up. Participants included ultra-high-risk for psychosis (UHR) individuals who had not converted to psychosis during the follow-up period (UHR-NP), and those with first-episode psychosis (FEP) individuals...
March 14, 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293187/comparison-of-cognitive-change-after-working-memory-training-and-logic-and-planning-training-in-healthy-older-adults
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Vina M Goghari, Linette Lawlor-Savage
Recent attention has focused on the benefits of cognitive training in healthy adults. Many commercial cognitive training programs are available given the attraction of not only bettering one's cognitive capacity, but also potentially preventing age-related declines, which is of particular interest to older adults. The issue of whether cognitive training can improve performance within cognitive domains not trained (i.e., far transfer) is controversial, with meta-analyses of cognitive training both supporting and falsifying this claim...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293062/near-infrared-spectroscopy-reveals-abnormal-hemodynamics-in-the-left-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-of-menopausal-depression-patients
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Xiang-Yun Ma, Yong-Jun Wang, Bo Xu, Kun Feng, Gao-Xiang Sun, Xiao-Qian Zhang, Xiao-Min Liu, Chen-Yu Shen, Xia-Jin Ren, Jing-Jing Sun, Po-Zi Liu
Background/Objective. Menopausal depression (MD) is characterized by depressive symptoms along with hormonal fluctuations. We investigate brain function alteration between major depressive disorder (MDD) and MD. Methods. The difference in oxygenated hemoglobin (Oxy-Hb) for the prefrontal cortex (PFC) was compared retrospectively among 90 females presented with 30 MDD, 30 MD, and 30 healthy controls (HCs) using verbal fluency task (VFT) with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Results. We observed a significant difference in Oxy-Hb alteration in the left dorsolateral PFC (DLPFC) using VFT with NIRS (channel 18, P = 0...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292650/frontal-and-temporal-cortical-functional-recovery-after-electroconvulsive-therapy-for-depression-a-longitudinal-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Jinichi Hirano, Akihiro Takamiya, Bun Yamagata, Syogo Hotta, Yukiko Miyasaka, Shenghong Pu, Akira Iwanami, Hiroyuki Uchida, Masaru Mimura
While the efficacy and tolerability of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for depression has been well established, the acute effects of ECT on brain function remain unclear. Particularly, although cognitive dysfunction has been consistently observed after ECT, little is known about the extent and time course of ECT-induced brain functional changes, as observed during cognitive tasks. Considering the acute antidepressant effects of ECT on depression, aberrant brain functional responses during cognitive tasks in patients with depression may improve immediately after this treatment...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289751/the-effects-of-parent-focused-slow-relaxed-speech-intervention-on-articulation-rate-response-time-latency-and-fluency-in-preschool-children-who-stutter
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Jean Sawyer, Colleen Matteson, Hua Ou, Takahisa Nagase
Purpose: This study investigated the effects of an intervention to reduce caregivers' articulation rates with children who stutter on (a) disfluency, (b) caregiver and child's articulation rates, and (c) caregiver and child's response time latency (RTL). Method: Seventeen caregivers and their preschool children who stuttered participated in a group study of treatment outcomes. One speech sample was collected as a baseline, and 2 samples were collected after treatment...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288563/is-independence-of-older-adults-safe-considering-the-risk-of-falls
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Dorota Talarska, Magdalena Strugała, Marlena Szewczyczak, Sławomir Tobis, Michał Michalak, Izabela Wróblewska, Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis
BACKGROUND: Falls affect approx. 30% of elderly population per year. They cause major injuries and reduce independence of the older adults' functioning. The main objective of the study was to evaluate the degree of independence and find the fall risk factors in the study group. METHODS: The study included 506 - older adults. The study group included patients from GP clinics and members of two senior centers. The study duration was 12 months. Our study tools included EASY- Care Standard 2010 questionnaire, Abbreviated Mental Test Score (AMTS), Index Barthel, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale (IADL), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Timed Up and Go (TUG)...
March 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288547/neuropsychological-correlates-of-schizotypy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cross-sectional-studies
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Sara Siddi, Donatella Rita Petretto, Antonio Preti
INTRODUCTION: Cognitive deficits can precede the onset of psychotic episodes and predict the onset of the illness in individuals with schizotypy traits. In some studies, high levels of schizotypy were associated with impairments in memory, attention, executive functions, and verbal fluency. This review provides a more comprehensive understanding of cognitive impairments related to schizoytpy. METHODS:  A systematic review of "schizotypy and neuropsychological measures" was conducted, and it retrieved 67 studies...
March 13, 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288382/the-informative-value-of-type-of-repetition-perceptual-and-conceptual-fluency-influences-on-judgments-of-truth
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Rita R Silva, Teresa Garcia-Marques, Rolf Reber
We contrast the effects of conceptual and perceptual fluency resulting from repetition in the truth effect. In Experiment 1, participants judged either verbatim or paraphrased repetitions, which reduce perceptual similarity to original statements. Judgments were made either immediately after the first exposure to the statements or after one week. Illusions of truth emerged for both types of repetition, with delay reducing both effects. In Experiment 2, participants judged verbatim and paraphrased repetitions with either the same or a contradictory meaning of original statements...
March 10, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288322/skill-related-physical-fitness-versus-aerobic-fitness-as-a-predictor-of-executive-functioning-in-children-with-intellectual-disabilities-or-borderline-intellectual-functioning
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Esther Hartman, Joanne Smith, Suzanne Houwen, Chris Visscher
Children with intellectual disabilities (ID) or borderline intellectual disabilities (BIF) often demonstrate impairments in executive functioning (EF). Studies in typically developing children show that aerobic fitness (AF) is positively related with EF. Skill-related physical fitness (SF) might, however, be a stronger predictor of EF than AF, as cognitive challenges are inherent in application of these skills. In this study, AF and SF were examined simultaneously in relationship with domains of EF in children with ID or BIF...
March 10, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287762/predictors-of-verb-mediated-anticipatory-eye-movements-in-the-visual-world
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Florian Hintz, Antje S Meyer, Falk Huettig
Many studies have demonstrated that listeners use information extracted from verbs to guide anticipatory eye movements to objects in the visual context that satisfy the selection restrictions of the verb. An important question is what underlies such verb-mediated anticipatory eye gaze. Based on empirical and theoretical suggestions, we investigated the influence of 5 potential predictors of this behavior: functional associations and general associations between verb and target object, as well as the listeners' production fluency, receptive vocabulary knowledge, and nonverbal intelligence...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286557/covered-versus-bare-stents-for-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-an-updated-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xingshun Qi, Yulong Tian, Wei Zhang, Zhiping Yang, Xiaozhong Guo
BACKGROUND: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a standard treatment option for the management of portal hypertension in liver cirrhosis. Since the introduction of covered stents, shunt patency has been greatly improved. However, it remains uncertain about whether covered stents could improve survival. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials has been performed to compare the outcomes of covered versus bare stents for TIPS. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were searched to identify the relevant randomized controlled trials...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286473/neurocognitive-predictors-of-response-in-treatment-resistant-depression-to-subcallosal-cingulate-gyrus-deep-brain-stimulation
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Shane J McInerney, Heather E McNeely, Joseph Geraci, Peter Giacobbe, Sakina J Rizvi, Amanda K Ceniti, Anna Cyriac, Helen S Mayberg, Andres M Lozano, Sidney H Kennedy
Background: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical intervention with demonstrated effectiveness for treatment resistant depression (TRD), but longitudinal studies on the stability of cognitive parameters following treatment are limited. The objectives of this study are to (i) identify baseline cognitive predictors of treatment response to subcallosal cingulate gyrus (SCG) DBS for unipolar TRD and (ii) compare neurocognitive performance prior to and 12 months after DBS implantation. Methods: Twenty unipolar TRD patients received SCG DBS for 12 months...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285181/gender-differences-of-neuropsychological-profiles-in-cognitively-normal-older-people-without-amyloid-pathology
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Jie Zhang, Wenjun Zhou, Lijun Wang, Xiangyang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of sex on cognition among cognitively normal older people without amyloid pathology. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 83 males (mean age 74years, ranging from 65 to 88years) and 111 females (mean age 72years, ranging from 65 to 89years) who were cognitively normal without amyloid pathology confirmed by Pittsburgh compound B PET scan. We examined the sex discrepancies in cognition using a comprehensive neuropsychological battery...
March 1, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
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