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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457324/investigation-of-the-language-tasks-to-include-in-a-short-language-measure-for-children-in-the-early-school-years
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Jessica Matov, Fiona Mensah, Fallon Cook, Sheena Reilly
BACKGROUND: The inaccurate estimation of language difficulties by teachers suggests the benefit of a short-language measure that could be used to support their decisions about who requires referral to a speech-language therapist. While the literature indicates the potential for the development of a short-language measure, evidence is lacking about which combination of language tasks it should include. AIMS: To understand the number and nature of components/language tasks that should be included in a short-language measure for children in the early school years...
February 18, 2018: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456497/multiple-looks-of-auditory-empty-durations-both-improve-and-impair-temporal-sensitivity
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Tsuyoshi Kuroda, Daiki Yoshioka, Tomoya Ueda, Makoto Miyazaki
Discrimination of two neighboring empty durations that are marked by three successive sounds is improved when the presentation of the first (standard, S) duration is repeated before that of the second (comparison, C), as SSSSC. This improvement in sensitivity, called the multiple-look effect, has been explained by a statistical model regarding variability. This model assumes that the perceived duration of the standard is averaged across observations (within a trial within an individual). The increasing of the number of observations thus reduces the standard error of the mean perceived duration...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455703/the-development-of-a-single-health-endorsement-logo-for-south-africa
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Nelene Koen, Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen, Reneé Blaauw
OBJECTIVE: To develop health-endorsement logos (HEL) for food products indicating healthy choices based on the South African nutrient profile model and to pilot test these logos with consumers. DESIGN: Multistage mixed-methods design. SETTING: Cape Town, South Africa. SUBJECTS: Nine focus group discussions (FGD) were conducted with adult consumers to explore what types of HEL are preferred and why. Based on the findings, ten HEL were designed by a graphic design team...
February 19, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455100/hypofunction-of-left-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-in-depression-during-verbal-fluency-task-a-multi-channel-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Tomomi Akiyama, Michihiko Koeda, Yoshiro Okubo, Mahito Kimura
BACKGROUND: Previous functional neuroimaging studies of depression have demonstrated frontotemporal dysfunction, including the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, while patients perform working memory and language comprehension tasks. Recent near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) studies have shown frontotemporal hypofunction in depression by verbal fluency task, but the regions of impairment affecting respective depressive symptoms still remain unclear. We investigated frontotemporal function during word production task in depression with multi-channel NIRS...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455031/whole-word-frequency-and-inflectional-paradigm-size-facilitate-estonian-case-inflected-noun-processing
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Kaidi Lõo, Juhani Järvikivi, R Harald Baayen
Estonian is a morphologically rich Finno-Ugric language with nominal paradigms that have at least 28 different inflected forms but sometimes more than 40. For languages with rich inflection, it has been argued that whole-word frequency, as a diagnostic of whole-word representations, should not be predictive for lexical processing. We report a lexical decision experiment, showing that response latencies decrease both with frequency of the inflected form and its inflectional paradigm size. Inflectional paradigm size was also predictive of semantic categorization, indicating it is a semantic effect, similar to the morphological family size effect...
February 15, 2018: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454224/the-consonant-vowel-pattern-determines-the-structure-of-orthographic-representations-in-the-left-fusiform-gyrus
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Fabienne Chetail, Mariagrazia Ranzini, Xavier De Tiège, Vincent Wens, Alain Content
Recent findings demonstrated readers' sensitivity to the distinction between consonant and vowel letters. Especially, the way consonants and vowels are organised within written words determines their perceptual structure. The present work attempted to overcome two limitations of previous studies by examining the neurophysiological correlates of this perceptual structure through magnetoencephalography (MEG). One aim was to establish that the extraction of vowel-centred units takes place during early stages of processing...
February 2, 2018: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452362/reported-theory-use-in-walking-interventions-a-literature-review-and-research-agenda
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Mohammad Abdul Kadir, Sharyn Rundle-Thiele
There is mixed evidence with some suggesting walking can be increased up to the recommended level through interventions based on behaviour change models and others showing partial or no effects [Arbour and Ginis (A randomised controlled trial of the effects of implementation intentions on women's walking behaviour. Psychol Health, 2009;24:49-65); Merom et al. (Can a motivational intervention overcome an unsupportive environment for walking-findings from the Step-by-Step Study. Ann Behav Med 2009;38:137-46); Ornes and Ransdell (A pilot study examining exercise self-efficacy as a mediator for walking behavior in college-age women...
February 14, 2018: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452268/high-prevalence-of-liver-fibrosis-among-european-adults-with-unknown-liver-disease-a-population-based-study
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Llorenç Caballería, Guillem Pera, Ingrid Arteaga, Lluís Rodríguez, Alba Alumà, Rosa Ma Morillas, Napoleón de la Ossa, Alba Díaz, Carmen Expósito, Dolores Miranda, Carmen Sánchez, Rosa Ma Prats, Marta Urquizu, Angels Salgado, Magda Alemany, Alba Martinez, Irfan Majeed, Núria Fabrellas, Isabel Graupera, Ramón Planas, Isabel Ojanguren, Miquel Serra, Pere Torán, Juan Caballería, Pere Ginès
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Liver fibrosis is the main determinant of long-term outcome in chronic liver diseases. Little is known about prevalence of liver fibrosis in general population. Aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of liver fibrosis in general adult population with unknown liver disease. METHODS: Population-based, cross-sectional study, performed in Barcelona metropolitan area. Subjects aged 18-75yr were identified randomly from citizens included in primary health care registry...
February 13, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452067/alcohol-and-drug-use-among-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-individuals-a-secondary-analysis-of-nhanes-2013-2014
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Melissa L Anderson, Bei-Hung Chang, Nisha Kini
BACKGROUND: Within the field of behavioral health research, one of the most understudied populations is the U.S. Deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) population - a diverse group of individuals with hearing loss that have varied language and communication preferences, community affiliations, and sociocultural norms. Recent research identified concerning behavioral health disparities experienced by the D/HH population; yet, little research has been conducted to extend these findings to the topic of substance use disorder...
February 16, 2018: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451994/stroop-task-related-brain-activity-in-patients-with-insomnia-changes-after-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-insomnia
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Jeong Yeon Hwang, Nambeom Kim, Soohyun Kim, Juhyun Park, Jae-Won Choi, Seog Ju Kim, Chang-Ki Kang, Yu Jin Lee
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: In the present study, we compared differences in brain activity during the Stroop task between patients with chronic insomnia disorder (CID) and good sleepers (GS). Furthermore, we evaluated changes in Stroop task-related brain activity after cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). PARTICIPANTS/METHODS: The final analysis included 21 patients with CID and 25 GS. All participants underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while performing the color-word Stroop task...
February 16, 2018: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451107/bilaterally-combined-electric-and-acoustic-hearing-in-mandarin-speaking-listeners-the-population-with-poor-residual-hearing
#11
Duo-Duo Tao, Ji-Sheng Liu, Zhen-Dong Yang, Blake S Wilson, Ning Zhou
The hearing loss criterion for cochlear implant candidacy in mainland China is extremely stringent (bilateral severe to profound hearing loss), resulting in few patients with substantial residual hearing in the nonimplanted ear. The main objective of the current study was to examine the benefit of bimodal hearing in typical Mandarin-speaking implant users who have poorer residual hearing in the nonimplanted ear relative to those used in the English-speaking studies. Seventeen Mandarin-speaking bimodal users with pure-tone averages of ∼80 dB HL participated in the study...
January 2018: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450885/loser-on-the-combined-impact-of-emotional-and-person-descriptive-word-meanings-in-communicative-situations
#12
Lana Rohr, Rasha Abdel Rahman
Humans have a unique capacity to induce intense emotional states in others by simple acts of verbal communication, and simple messages such as bad can elicit strong emotions in the addressee. However, up to now, research has mainly focused on general emotional meaning aspects and paradigms of low personal relevance (e.g., word reading), thereby possibly underestimating the impact of verbal emotion. In the present study, we recorded ERPs while presenting emotional words differing in word-inherent person descriptiveness (in that they may or may not refer to or describe a person; e...
February 16, 2018: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450534/reading-behind-the-lines-the-factors-affecting-the-text-reception-threshold-in-hearing-aid-users
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Adriana A Zekveld, Marieke Pronk, Henrik Danielsson, Jerker Rönnberg
Purpose: The visual Text Reception Threshold (TRT) test (Zekveld et al., 2007) has been designed to assess modality-general factors relevant for speech perception in noise. In the last decade, the test has been adopted in audiology labs worldwide. The 1st aim of this study was to examine which factors best predict interindividual differences in the TRT. Second, we aimed to assess the relationships between the TRT and the speech reception thresholds (SRTs) estimated in various conditions...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450402/modeling-the-consumer-s-perception-of-experiential-marketing-in-the-romanian-private-ophthalmologic-services
#14
Consuela-Mădălina Gheorghe, Iuliana-Raluca Gheorghe, Victor Lorin Purcărea
Introduction. The importance of experience in marketing grew, as the concept itself is very personal and difficult to measure. Experience turns out to be complicated but once placed in a context it gets significant features. As the health care competitive environment increases, marketers are looking for new and effective methods of engaging consumers by using experiential marketing strategies. Moreover, little is known about the consumers' perceptions related to ophthalmologic services. Aim. The objective of this paper was to measure the consumer's perception of experiential marketing in the Romanian private ophthalmologic services by using structural equation modeling...
July 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449824/reduced-self-control-after-3-months-of-imprisonment-a-pilot-study
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Jesse Meijers, Joke M Harte, Gerben Meynen, Pim Cuijpers, Erik J A Scherder
Background: Prison can be characterized as an impoverished environment encouraging a sedentary lifestyle with limited autonomy and social interaction, which may negatively affect self-control and executive function. Here, we aim to study the effects of imprisonment on self-control and executive functions, and we report the change in neuropsychological outcome after 3 months of imprisonment. Materials and Methods: Participants were 37 male inmates in a remand prison in Amsterdam, Netherlands, who completed six tests of a computerized neuropsychological test battery (the Cambridge Automated Neuropsychological Test Battery) in the first week of arrival...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447852/loss-of-red-opsin-genes-relaxes-sexual-isolation-between-skin-colour-variants-of-medaka
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Makiko Kamijo, Mayuko Kawamura, Shoji Fukamachi
Colour vision is often essential for animals. Fine discrimination of colours enhances the ability of animals to find food, predators, or mating partners. Using two colour variants of medaka (Oryzias latipes), which mate assortatively depending on visual cues (pale grey versus dark orange), we recently established red colour-blind strains by knocking out the red opsin (long-wavelength-sensitive) genes and elucidated that the fish were indeed insensitive to red light. In the present study, we investigated the mate choice of these red-blind fish...
February 12, 2018: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447778/the-effect-of-high-dose-atorvastatin-on-neural-activity-and-cognitive-function
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Beth A Taylor, Alecia D Dager, Gregory A Panza, Amanda L Zaleski, Shashwath Meda, Gregory Book, Michael C Stevens, Sarah Tartar, C Michael White, Donna M Polk, Godfrey D Pearlson, Paul D Thompson
BACKGROUND: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has not been used to assess the effects of statins on the brain. We assessed the effect of statins on cognition using standard neuropsychological assessments and brain neural activation with fMRI on two tasks. METHODS: Healthy statin-naïve men and women (48±15 years) were randomized to 80 mg/day atorvastatin (n=66; 27 men) or placebo (n=84; 48 men) for 6 months. Participants completed cognitive testing while on study drug and 2 months after treatment cessation using alternative test and task versions...
March 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445098/representational-similarity-analysis-reveals-task-dependent-semantic-influence-of-the-visual-word-form-area
#18
Xiaosha Wang, Yangwen Xu, Yuwei Wang, Yi Zeng, Jiacai Zhang, Zhenhua Ling, Yanchao Bi
Access to semantic information of visual word forms is a key component of reading comprehension. In this study, we examined the involvement of the visual word form area (VWFA) in this process by investigating whether and how the activity patterns of the VWFA are influenced by semantic information during semantic tasks. We asked participants to perform two semantic tasks - taxonomic or thematic categorization - on visual words while obtaining the blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) fMRI responses to each word...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444577/classification-of-scapular-body-fractures
#19
J Bartonicek, D Klika, M Tucek
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to present, on the basis of 3D CT reconstructions of 187 of scapular body fractures, a clinically oriented classification respecting the biomechanical architecture of the scapula. METHODS: In a series of 375 scapula fractures we identified 187 body fractures in187 patients (157 men, 30 women) with the mean age of 48 years (range; 16100 years). 3D CT reconstructions were obtainedof all fractures, to allow an objective evaluation of the fracture pattern...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444508/negative-aging-stereotypes-disrupt-both-the-selection-and-execution-of-strategies-in-older-adults
#20
Patrick Lemaire, Fleur Brun, Isabelle Régner
BACKGROUND: Age-based cognitive deficits are exacerbated by stereotype threat effects (i.e., the threat of being judged as cognitively incapable due to aging). We tested whether age-based stereotype threat effects can occur via impair- ing older adults' ability to select the best strategy and/or to execute strategies efficiently. METHODS: Older adults (age range: 64.3-89.5 years) were randomly assigned to a stereotype threat or control condition before taking an episodic memory task...
February 14, 2018: Gerontology
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