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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340284/optical-imaging-during-toddlerhood-brain-responses-during-naturalistic-social-interactions
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Yoko Hakuno, Laura Pirazzoli, Anna Blasi, Mark H Johnson, Sarah Lloyd-Fox
Despite the importance of our ability to interact and communicate with others, the early development of the social brain network remains poorly understood. We examined brain activity in 12- to 14-month-old infants while they were interacting live with an adult in two different naturalistic social scenarios (i.e., reading a picture book versus singing nursery rhymes with gestures), as compared to baseline (i.e., showing infants a toy without eye contact or speech). We used functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) recorded over the right temporal lobe of infants to assess the role of the superior temporal sulcus-temporoparietal junction (STS-TPJ) region during naturalistic social interactions...
January 2018: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338060/biofeedback-effect-of-hybrid-assistive-limb-in-stroke-rehabilitation-a-proof-of-concept-study-using-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Kazuya Saita, Takashi Morishita, Hisatomi Arima, Koichi Hyakutake, Toshiyasu Ogata, Kenji Yagi, Etsuji Shiota, Tooru Inoue
INTRODUCTION: Robot-assisted rehabilitation has been increasingly drawing attention in the field of neurorehabilitation. The hybrid assistive limb (HAL) is an exoskeleton robot developed based on the "interactive biofeedback" theory, and several studies have shown its efficacy for patients with stroke. We aimed to investigate the mechanisms of the facilitative effect of neurorehabilitation using a single-joint HAL (HAL-SJ) and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subacute stroke patients admitted to our hospital were assessed in this study for HAL eligibility...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328980/consequence-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-on-neurovascular-coupling-evoked-by-speech-syllables-in-preterm-neonates
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Mahdi Mahmoudzadeh, Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz, Guy Kongolo, Marc Fournier, Sabrina Goudjil, Fabrice Wallois
Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) is the leading cause of neurological and cognitive impairment in preterm neonates with an incidence that increases with increasing prematurity. In the present study, we tested how preterm neonates with IVH react to external stimulation (i.e. speech syllables). We compared their neural responses measured by electroencephalography (EEG), and hemodynamic responses measured by functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), with those of healthy preterms. A neural response to syllables was observed in these infants, but did not induce a vascular response in contrast with healthy neonates...
January 5, 2018: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324076/brain-functional-changes-before-during-and-after-clinical-pain
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X Hu, A J Racek, E Bellile, T D Nascimento, M C Bender, R L Toback, D Burnett, L Khatib, R McMahan, I Kovelman, R P Ellwood, A F DaSilva
This study used an emerging brain imaging technique, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), to investigate functional brain activation and connectivity that modulates sometimes traumatic pain experience in a clinical setting. Hemodynamic responses were recorded at bilateral somatosensory (S1) and prefrontal cortices (PFCs) from 12 patients with dentin hypersensitivity in a dental chair before, during, and after clinical pain. Clinical dental pain was triggered with 20 consecutive descending cold stimulations (32° to 0°C) to the affected teeth...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317758/speech-prosodies-of-different-emotional-categories-activate-different-brain-regions-in-adult-cortex-an-fnirs-study
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Dandan Zhang, Yu Zhou, Jiajin Yuan
Emotional expressions of others embedded in speech prosodies are important for social interactions. This study used functional near-infrared spectroscopy to investigate how speech prosodies of different emotional categories are processed in the cortex. The results demonstrated several cerebral areas critical for emotional prosody processing. We confirmed that the superior temporal cortex, especially the right middle and posterior parts of superior temporal gyrus (BA 22/42), primarily works to discriminate between emotional and neutral prosodies...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305162/neural-basis-for-reduced-executive-performance-with-hypoxic-exercise
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Genta Ochi, Yuhki Yamada, Kazuki Hyodo, Kazuya Suwabe, Takemune Fukuie, Kyeongho Byun, Ippeita Dan, Hideaki Soya
While accumulating evidence suggests positive effects of exercise on executive function, such effects vary with environment. In particular, exercise in a hypoxic environment (hypobaric or normobaric hypoxia), leading to decreased oxygen supply, may dampen or cancel such effects. Thus, we further explore the relation between the effects of hypoxic exercise on executive function and their underlying neural mechanisms by monitoring changes of cortical activation patterns using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)...
January 2, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304190/enhancement-of-saltiness-perception-by-monosodium-glutamate-taste-and-soy-sauce-odor-a-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Takuya Onuma, Hiroaki Maruyama, Nobuyuki Sakai
Previous studies have reported that the umami taste of monosodium L-glutamate (MSG) and salty-smelling odors (e.g., soy sauce, bacon, sardines) enhance the perception of saltiness. This study aimed to investigate the neural basis of the enhancement of saltiness in human participants using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). University students who had passed a taste panel test participated in this study. Sodium chloride solutions were presented with or without either 0.10% MSG or the odor of soy sauce...
January 3, 2018: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297320/automatic-schizophrenic-discrimination-on-fnirs-by-using-complex-brain-network-analysis-and-svm
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Hong Song, Lei Chen, RuiQi Gao, Iordachescu Ilie Mihaita Bogdan, Jian Yang, Shuliang Wang, Wentian Dong, Wenxiang Quan, Weimin Dang, Xin Yu
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is a kind of serious mental illness. Due to the lack of an objective physiological data supporting and a unified data analysis method, doctors can only rely on the subjective experience of the data to distinguish normal people and patients, which easily lead to misdiagnosis. In recent years, functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) has been widely used in clinical diagnosis, it can get the hemoglobin concentration through the variation of optical intensity...
December 20, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296627/single-session-communication-with-a-locked-in-patient-by-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Androu Abdalmalak, Daniel Milej, Loretta Norton, Derek B Debicki, Teneille Gofton, Mamadou Diop, Adrian M Owen, Keith St Lawrence
There is a growing interest in the possibility of using functional neuroimaging techniques to aid in detecting covert awareness in patients who are thought to be suffering from a disorder of consciousness. Immerging optical techniques such as time-resolved functional near-infrared spectroscopy (TR-fNIRS) are ideal for such applications due to their low-cost, portability, and enhanced sensitivity to brain activity. The aim of this case study was to investigate for the first time the ability of TR-fNIRS to detect command driven motor imagery (MI) activity in a functionally locked-in patient suffering from Guillain-Barré syndrome...
October 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296476/optical-mapping-of-brain-activation-during-the-english-to-chinese-and-chinese-to-english-sight-translation
#10
Yan He, Meng-Yun Wang, Defeng Li, Zhen Yuan
Translating from Chinese into another language or vice versa is becoming a widespread phenomenon. However, current neuroimaging studies are insufficient to reveal the neural mechanism underlying translation asymmetry during Chinese/English sight translation. In this study, functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) was used to extract the brain activation patterns associated with Chinese/English sight translation. Eleven unbalanced Chinese (L1)/English (L2) bilinguals participated in this study based on an intra-group experimental design, in which two translation and two reading aloud tasks were administered: forward translation (from L1 to L2), backward translation (from L2 to L1), L1 reading, and L2 reading...
December 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274500/cortical-hemodynamic-changes-during-the-trier-social-stress-test-a-fnirs-study
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David Rosenbaum, Paula Hilsendegen, Mara Thomas, Florian B Haeussinger, Florian G Metzger, Hans-Christoph Nuerk, Andreas J Fallgatter, Vanessa Nieratschker, Ann-Christine Ehlis
The study of the stress response has been of great interest in the last decades due to its relationship to physical and mental health. Along with the technological progress in the neurosciences, different methods of stress induction have been developed for the special requirements regarding the acquisition of neuroimaging data. However, these paradigms often differ from ecologically valid stress inductions such as the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) in substantial ways. In the study at hand, we used the rather robust optical imaging method of functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to assess brain activation during the TSST and two non-stressful control conditions...
December 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248823/negative-affect-is-related-to-reduced-differential-neural-responses-to-social-and-non-social-stimuli-in-5-to-8-month-old-infants-a-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Anne van der Kant, Szilvia Biro, Claartje Levelt, Stephan Huijbregts
Both social perception and temperament in young infants have been related to social functioning later in life. Previous functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) data (Lloyd-Fox et al., 2009) showed larger blood-oxygenation changes for social compared to non-social stimuli in the posterior temporal cortex of five-month-old infants. We sought to replicate and extend these findings by using fNIRS to study the neural basis of social perception in relation to infant temperament (Negative Affect) in 37 five-to-eight-month-old infants...
December 14, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243416/partial-correlation-based-functional-connectivity-analysis-for-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-signals
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Ata Akın
A theoretical framework, a partial correlation-based functional connectivity (PC-FC) analysis to functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) data, is proposed. This is based on generating a common background signal from a high passed version of fNIRS data averaged over all channels as the regressor in computing the PC between pairs of channels. This approach has been employed to real data collected during a Stroop task. The results show a strong significance in the global efficiency (GE) metric computed by the PC-FC analysis for neutral, congruent, and incongruent stimuli (NS, CS, IcS; GEN=0...
December 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234277/investigating-the-usability-and-acute-effects-of-a-bedside-video-console-to-prefrontal-cortical-activity-alterations-a-preclinical-study-in-healthy-elderly
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Ruud H Knols, Jaap Swanenburg, Dino De Bon, Federico Gennaro, Martin Wolf, Bernard Krüger, Dominique Bettex, Eling D de Bruin
Elderly people at risk of developing cognitive decline; e.g., following surgery, may benefit from structured, challenging, and repetitive cognitive video training. This study assessed usability and acute effects of a newly developed bedside console (COPHYCON). Fifteen healthy elderly individuals performed a one-time 80-min intervention, including cognitive video games aimed at improving awareness and selective attention. Perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use (Technology Acceptance Model) were assessed together with measures of the achieved game level, reaction times, (in-) correct responses during ALERT and SELECT game play...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233801/getting-to-the-root-of-fine-motor-skill-performance-in-dentistry-brain-activity-during-dental-tasks-in-a-virtual-reality-haptic-simulation
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Suzanne Perry, Susan M Bridges, Frank Zhu, W Keung Leung, Michael F Burrow, Jamie Poolton, Rich Sw Masters
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence considering the relationship between movement-specific reinvestment (a dimension of personality which refers to the propensity for individuals to consciously monitor and control their movements) and working memory during motor skill performance. Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) measuring oxyhemoglobin demands in the frontal cortex during performance of virtual reality (VR) psychomotor tasks can be used to examine this research gap. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the potential relationship between the propensity to reinvest and blood flow to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortices of the brain...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218415/timing-of-cortical-activation-during-spontaneous-swallowing
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Erin Kamarunas, Rachel Mulheren, Katie Palmore, Christy Ludlow
Saliva accumulation in the oropharynx generates an automatic pattern of swallowing in the brainstem in animals. Previous fMRI studies have found that spontaneous saliva and water swallows in humans evoked activation following swallow onset in both precentral motor and postcentral somatosensory cortical regions. Using event-related averaging of continuous functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), we examined cortical hemodynamic responses (HDR) from 5 s before to 35 s after spontaneous reflexive saliva swallow onset in the lateral postcentral somatosensory and precentral motor regions in both hemispheres in healthy volunteers...
December 7, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210612/association-of-fine-motor-loss-and-allodynia-in-fibromyalgia-an-fnirs-study
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Aykut Eken, Didem Gökçay, Cemre Yılmaz, Bora Baskak, Ayşegül Baltacı, Murat Kara
Recent studies showed that fine motor control dysfunction was observed in fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome as well as allodynia. However, brain signatures of this association still remain unclear. In this study, finger tapping task (FTT) and median nerve stimulation (MNS) were applied to both hands of 15 FM patients and healthy controls (HC) to understand this relationship. Hemodynamic activity was measured simultaneously using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Experiments were analyzed separately by using 2x2 repeated measures ANOVA...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208920/a-feasibility-study-on-non-invasive-oxidative-metabolism-detection-and-acoustic-assessment-of-human-vocal-cords-by-using-optical-technique
#18
Tzu-Chieh Lin, Jung-Chih Chen, Chih-Hsien Liu, Chia-Yen Lee, Yung-An Tsou, Ching-Cheng Chuang
Voice disorder such as vocal fatigue is a common and complex multifaceted clinical problem that presents a significant impact on quality of life. In this study, the functional near-infrared diffuse optical technique (fNIRS-DOT) was proposed as a novel approach for human vocal cords oxidative metabolism detection and acoustic assessment simultaneously to provide a multidimensional assessment of voice disorder. A totally of 60 healthy subjects included 30 male and 30 female adults of age-matched were recruited and performed a vocal loading task to trigger a mild inflammation of the vocal cords in this study...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203453/a-transferable-high-intensity-intermittent-exercise-improves-executive-performance-in-association-with-dorsolateral-prefrontal-activation-in-young-adults
#19
Sylwester Kujach, Kyeongho Byun, Kazuki Hyodo, Kazuya Suwabe, Takemune Fukuie, Radoslaw Laskowski, Ippeita Dan, Hideaki Soya
Although growing attention has been drawn to attainable, high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIE)-based intervention, which can improve cardiovascular and metabolic health, for sedentary individuals, there is limited information on the impact and potential benefit of an easily attainable HIE intervention for cognitive health. We aimed to reveal how acute HIE affects executive function focusing on underlying neural substrates. To address this issue, we examined the effects of acute HIE on executive function using the color-word matching Stroop task (CWST), which produces a cognitive conflict in the decision-making process, and its neural substrate using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)...
December 1, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200573/neural-effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-schizophrenia-a-case-study-using-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#20
S Trevor Taylor, Harleen Chhabra, Vanteemar S Sreeraj, Venkataram Shivakumar, Sunil V Kalmady, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Schizophrenia is a severe neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, behavioral symptoms, and cognitive deficits. Roughly, 70%-80% of schizophrenia patients experience auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs), with 25%-30% demonstrating resistance to conventional antipsychotic medications. Studies suggest a promising role for add-on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in the treatment of medication-refractory AVHs. The mechanisms through which tDCS could be therapeutic in such cases are unclear, but possibly involve neuroplastic effects...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
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