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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934763/selective-modulation-of-cortical-state-during-spatial-attention
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Tatiana A Engel, Nicholas A Steinmetz, Marc A Gieselmann, Alexander Thiele, Tirin Moore, Kwabena Boahen
Neocortical activity is permeated with endogenously generated fluctuations, but how these dynamics affect goal-directed behavior remains a mystery. We found that ensemble neural activity in primate visual cortex spontaneously fluctuated between phases of vigorous (On) and faint (Off) spiking synchronously across cortical layers. These On-Off dynamics, reflecting global changes in cortical state, were also modulated at a local scale during selective attention. Moreover, the momentary phase of local ensemble activity predicted behavioral performance...
December 2, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932026/gene-environment-interactions-in-cortical-interneuron-development-and-dysfunction-a-review-of-preclinical-studies
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REVIEW
Lydia J Ansen-Wilson, Robert J Lipinski
Cortical interneurons (cINs) are a diverse group of locally projecting neurons essential to the organization and regulation of neural networks. Though they comprise only ∼20% of neurons in the neocortex, their dynamic modulation of cortical activity is requisite for normal cognition and underlies multiple aspects of learning and memory. While displaying significant morphological, molecular, and electrophysiological variability, cINs collectively function to maintain the excitatory-inhibitory balance in the cortex by dampening hyperexcitability and synchronizing activity of projection neurons, primarily through use of the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)...
December 5, 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931775/rhythmic-wrist-movements-facilitate-the-soleus-h-reflex-and-non-voluntary-air-stepping-in-humans
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Irina A Solopova, Victor A Selionov, Egor O Blinov, Dmitri S Zhvansky, Yury P Ivanenko
Neural coupling between the upper and lower limbs during human walking is supported by modulation of cross-limb reflexes and the presence of rhythmic activity in the proximal arm muscles. Nevertheless, the involvement of distal arm muscles in cyclic movements and sensorimotor neuromodulation is also suggested given their step-synchronized activation in many locomotor-related tasks (e.g., swimming, skiing, climbing, cycling, crawling, etc.). Here we investigated the effect of rhythmic wrist movements, separately and in conjunction with arm swinging, on the characteristics of non-voluntary cyclic leg movements evoked by muscle vibration in a gravity neutral position and on the soleus H-reflex of the stationary legs...
December 5, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929001/neurodegenerative-disorders-neural-synchronization-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Liviu Aron, Bruce A Yankner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928549/switching-the-rate-and-pattern-of-cell-division-for-neural-tube-closure
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Yosuke Ogura, Yasunori Sasakura
The morphogenetic movement associated with neural tube closure (NTC) requires both positive and negative regulations of cell proliferation. The dual requirement of cell division control during NTC underscores the importance of the developmental control of cell division. In the chordate ascidian, midline fusions of the neural ectoderm and surface ectoderm (SE) proceed in the posterior-to-anterior direction, followed by a single wave of asynchronous and patterned cell division in SE. Before NTC, SE exhibits synchronous mitoses; disruption of the synchrony causes a failure of NTC...
2016: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923638/dance-and-music-share-gray-matter-structural-correlates
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Falisha J Karpati, Chiara Giacosa, Nicholas E V Foster, Virginia B Penhune, Krista L Hyde
Intensive practise of sensorimotor skills, such as music and dance, is associated with brain structural plasticity. While the neural correlates of music have been well-investigated, less is known about the neural correlates of dance. Additionally, the gray matter structural correlates of dance versus music training have not yet been directly compared. The objectives of the present study were to compare gray matter structure as measured by surface- and voxel-based morphometry between expert dancers, expert musicians and untrained controls, as well as to correlate gray matter structure with performance on dance- and music-related tasks...
December 3, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919117/noninvasive-neurally-adjusted-ventilatory-assist-in-premature-infants-postextubation
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Tarah T Colaizy, Gary J Kummet, Colleen M Kummet, Jonathan M Klein
Background Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) has distinct advantages when used invasively compared with conventional ventilation techniques. Evidence supporting the use of noninvasive NAVA is less robust, especially in the very low birth weight (VLBW) population. Objective To determine whether synchronized noninvasive ventilation via neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NIV NAVA) supports ventilation postextubation in premature infants. Methods A retrospective analysis of a cohort of twenty-four former VLBW (<1...
December 5, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918385/neurally-adjusted-ventilatory-assist-in-preterm-infants-with-established-or-evolving-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-on-high-intensity-mechanical-ventilatory-support-a-single-center-experience
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Young Hwa Jung, Han-Suk Kim, Juyoung Lee, Seung Han Shin, Ee-Kyung Kim, Jung-Hwan Choi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to report possible improvements in ventilator variables associated with a transition from synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation to neurally adjusted ventilatory assist in preterm infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia who required a high level of mechanical ventilatory support in a single center. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Neonatal ICU. PATIENTS: Twenty-nine preterm infants with a median gestational age of 25...
December 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916831/long-term-task-and-dopamine-dependent-dynamics-of-subthalamic-local-field-potentials-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Sara J Hanrahan, Joshua J Nedrud, Bradley S Davidson, Sierra Farris, Monique Giroux, Aaron Haug, Mohammad H Mahoor, Anne K Silverman, Jun Jason Zhang, Adam Olding Hebb
Subthalamic nucleus (STN) local field potentials (LFP) are neural signals that have been shown to reveal motor and language behavior, as well as pathological parkinsonian states. We use a research-grade implantable neurostimulator (INS) with data collection capabilities to record STN-LFP outside the operating room to determine the reliability of the signals over time and assess their dynamics with respect to behavior and dopaminergic medication. Seven subjects were implanted with the recording augmented deep brain stimulation (DBS) system, and bilateral STN-LFP recordings were collected in the clinic over twelve months...
November 29, 2016: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915117/from-intentions-to-actions-neural-oscillations-encode-motor-processes-through-phase-amplitude-and-phase-amplitude-coupling
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Etienne Combrisson, Marcela Perrone-Bertolotti, Juan Lp Soto, Golnoush Alamian, Philippe Kahane, Jean-Philippe Lachaux, Aymeric Guillot, Karim Jerbi
Goal-directed motor behavior is associated with changes in patterns of rhythmic neuronal activity across widely distributed brain areas. In particular, movement initiation and execution are mediated by patterns of synchronization and desynchronization that occur concurrently across distinct frequency bands and across multiple motor cortical areas. To date, motor-related local oscillatory modulations have been predominantly examined by quantifying increases or suppressions in spectral power. However, beyond signal power, spectral properties such as phase and phase-amplitude coupling (PAC) have also been shown to carry information with regards to the oscillatory dynamics underlying motor processes...
November 30, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914262/a-new-switching-control-for-finite-time-synchronization-of-memristor-based-recurrent-neural-networks
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Jie Gao, Peiyong Zhu, Ahmed Alsaedi, Fuad E Alsaadi, Tasawar Hayat
In this paper, finite-time synchronization (FTS) of memristor-based recurrent neural networks (MNNs) with time-varying delays is investigated by designing a new switching controller. First, by using the differential inclusions theory and set-valued maps, sufficient conditions to ensure FTS of MNNs are obtained under the two cases of 0<α<1 and α=0, and it is derived that α=0 is the critical value of 0<α<1. Next, it is discussed deeply on the relation between the parameter α and the synchronization time...
November 4, 2016: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903720/oscillatory-dynamics-underlying-perceptual-narrowing-of-native-phoneme-mapping-from-6-to-12-months-of-age
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Silvia Ortiz-Mantilla, Jarmo A Hämäläinen, Teresa Realpe-Bonilla, April A Benasich
: During the first months of life, human infants process phonemic elements from all languages similarly. However, by 12 months of age, as language-specific phonemic maps are established, infants respond preferentially to their native language. This process, known as perceptual narrowing, supports neural representation and thus efficient processing of the distinctive phonemes within the sound environment. Although oscillatory mechanisms underlying processing of native and non-native phonemic contrasts were recently delineated in 6-month-old infants, the maturational trajectory of these mechanisms remained unclear...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903706/phase-amplitude-coupling-and-long-range-phase-synchronization-reveal-frontotemporal-interactions-during-visual-working-memory
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Jonathan Daume, Thomas Gruber, Andreas K Engel, Uwe Friese
: It has been suggested that cross-frequency phase-amplitude coupling (PAC) particularly in temporal brain structures serves as a neural mechanism for coordinated working memory storage. In this magnetoencephalography study, we show that during visual working memory maintenance, temporal cortex regions, which exhibit enhanced PAC, interact with prefrontal cortex via enhanced low-frequency phase synchronization. Healthy human participants were engaged in a visual delayed-matching-to-sample task with pictures of natural objects...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899890/causal-role-of-thalamic-interneurons-in-brain-state-transitions-a-study-using-a-neural-mass-model-implementing-synaptic-kinetics
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Basabdatta Sen Bhattacharya, Thomas P Bond, Louise O'Hare, Daniel Turner, Simon J Durrant
Experimental studies on the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus (LGN) of mammals and rodents show that the inhibitory interneurons (IN) receive around 47.1% of their afferents from the retinal spiking neurons, and constitute around 20-25% of the LGN cell population. However, there is a definite gap in knowledge about the role and impact of IN on thalamocortical dynamics in both experimental and model-based research. We use a neural mass computational model of the LGN with three neural populations viz. IN, thalamocortical relay (TCR), thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN), to study the causality of IN on LGN oscillations and state-transitions...
2016: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892484/environmental-factors-linked-to-depression-vulnerability-are-associated-with-altered-cerebellar-resting-state-synchronization
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Aldo Córdova-Palomera, Cristian Tornador, Carles Falcón, Nuria Bargalló, Paolo Brambilla, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Gustavo Deco, Lourdes Fañanás
Hosting nearly eighty percent of all human neurons, the cerebellum is functionally connected to large regions of the brain. Accumulating data suggest that some cerebellar resting-state alterations may constitute a key candidate mechanism for depressive psychopathology. While there is some evidence linking cerebellar function and depression, two topics remain largely unexplored. First, the genetic or environmental roots of this putative association have not been elicited. Secondly, while different mathematical representations of resting-state fMRI patterns can embed diverse information of relevance for health and disease, many of them have not been studied in detail regarding the cerebellum and depression...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890605/developmental-metaplasticity-in-neural-circuit-codes-of-firing-and-structure
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Yoram Baram
Firing-rate dynamics have been hypothesized to mediate inter-neural information transfer in the brain. While the Hebbian paradigm, relating learning and memory to firing activity, has put synaptic efficacy variation at the center of cortical plasticity, we suggest that the external expression of plasticity by changes in the firing-rate dynamics represents a more general notion of plasticity. Hypothesizing that time constants of plasticity and firing dynamics increase with age, and employing the filtering property of the neuron, we obtain the elementary code of global attractors associated with the firing-rate dynamics in each developmental stage...
September 30, 2016: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880768/real-time-control-of-an-articulatory-based-speech-synthesizer-for-brain-computer-interfaces
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Florent Bocquelet, Thomas Hueber, Laurent Girin, Christophe Savariaux, Blaise Yvert
Restoring natural speech in paralyzed and aphasic people could be achieved using a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) controlling a speech synthesizer in real-time. To reach this goal, a prerequisite is to develop a speech synthesizer producing intelligible speech in real-time with a reasonable number of control parameters. We present here an articulatory-based speech synthesizer that can be controlled in real-time for future BCI applications. This synthesizer converts movements of the main speech articulators (tongue, jaw, velum, and lips) into intelligible speech...
November 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876279/non-fragile-sampled-data-robust-synchronization-of-uncertain-delayed-chaotic-lurie-systems-with-randomly-occurring-controller-gain-fluctuation
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Kaibo Shi, Yuanyan Tang, Xinzhi Liu, Shouming Zhong
This paper proposes a new non-fragile stochastic control method to investigate the robust sampled-data synchronization problem for uncertain chaotic Lurie systems (CLSs) with time-varying delays. The controller gain fluctuation and time-varying uncertain parameters are supposed to be random and satisfy certain Bernoulli distributed white noise sequences. Moreover, by choosing an appropriate Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional (LKF), which takes full advantage of the available information about the actual sampling pattern and the nonlinear condition, a novel synchronization criterion is developed for analyzing the corresponding synchronization error system...
November 19, 2016: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874019/long-range-synchrony-and-emergence-of-neural-reentry
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Hanna Keren, Shimon Marom
Neural synchronization across long distances is a functionally important phenomenon in health and disease. In order to access the basis of different modes of long-range synchrony, we monitor spiking activities over centimetre scale in cortical networks and show that the mode of synchrony depends upon a length scale, λ, which is the minimal path that activity should propagate through to find its point of origin ready for reactivation. When λ is larger than the physical dimension of the network, distant neuronal populations operate synchronously, giving rise to irregularly occurring network-wide events that last hundreds of milliseconds to several seconds...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870612/the-population-tracking-model-a-simple-scalable-statistical-model-for-neural-population-data
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Cian O'Donnell, J Tiago Gonçalves, Nick Whiteley, Carlos Portera-Cailliau, Terrence J Sejnowski
Our understanding of neural population coding has been limited by a lack of analysis methods to characterize spiking data from large populations. The biggest challenge comes from the fact that the number of possible network activity patterns scales exponentially with the number of neurons recorded ([Formula: see text]). Here we introduce a new statistical method for characterizing neural population activity that requires semi-independent fitting of only as many parameters as the square of the number of neurons, requiring drastically smaller data sets and minimal computation time...
November 21, 2016: Neural Computation
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