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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425325/macro-and-microstructural-alterations-of-the-subcortical-structures-in-episodic-cluster-headache
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András Király, Nikoletta Szabó, Árpád Párdutz, Eszter Tóth, János Tajti, Gergő Csete, Péter Faragó, Péter Bodnár, Délia Szok, Bernadett Tuka, Éva Pálinkás, Csaba Ertsey, László Vécsei, Zsigmond Tamás Kincses
Background Previous functional and structural imaging studies have revealed that subcortical structures play a key a role in pain processing. The recurring painful episodes might trigger maladaptive plasticity or alternatively degenerative processes that might be detected by MRI as changes in size or microstructure. In the current investigation, we aimed to identify the macro- and microstructural alterations of the subcortical structures in episodic cluster headache. Methods High-resolution T1-weighted and diffusion-weighted MRI images with 60 gradient directions were acquired from 22 patients with cluster headache and 94 healthy controls...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374287/the-differential-contributions-of-conceptual-representation-format-and-language-structure-to-levels-of-semantic-abstraction-capacity
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Gainotti Guido
This paper reviews some controversies concerning the original and revised versions of the 'hub-and-spoke' model of conceptual representations and their implication for abstraction capacity levels. The 'hub-and-spoke' model, which is based on data gathered in patients with semantic dementia (SD), is the most authoritative model of conceptual knowledge. Patterson et al.'s (Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 8(12), 976-987, 2007) classical version of this model maintained that conceptual representations are stored in a unitary 'amodal' format in the right and left anterior temporal lobes (ATLs), because in SD the semantic disorder cuts across modalities and categories...
April 3, 2017: Neuropsychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353416/resting-state-fmri-a-review-on-methods-in-resting-state-connectivity-analysis-and-resting-state-networks
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K A Smitha, K Akhil Raja, K M Arun, P G Rajesh, Bejoy Thomas, T R Kapilamoorthy, Chandrasekharan Kesavadas
The inquisitiveness about what happens in the brain has been there since the beginning of humankind. Functional magnetic resonance imaging is a prominent tool which helps in the non-invasive examination, localisation as well as lateralisation of brain functions such as language, memory, etc. In recent years, there is an apparent shift in the focus of neuroscience research to studies dealing with a brain at 'resting state'. Here the spotlight is on the intrinsic activity within the brain, in the absence of any sensory or cognitive stimulus...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343987/age-related-reduction-of-hemispheric-lateralisation-for-spatial-attention-an-eeg-study
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Gemma Learmonth, Christopher S Y Benwell, Gregor Thut, Monika Harvey
A group-level visuospatial attention bias towards the left side of space (pseudoneglect) is consistently observed in young adults, which is likely to be a consequence of right parieto-occipital dominance for spatial attention. Conversely, healthy older adults demonstrate a rightward shift of this behavioural bias, hinting that an age-related reduction of lateralised neural activity may occur within visuospatial attention networks. We compared young (aged 18-25) and older (aged 60-80) adults on a computerised line bisection (landmark) task whilst recording event-related potentials (ERPs)...
March 23, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341145/facial-correlates-of-emotional-behaviour-in-the-domestic-cat-felis-catus
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Valerie Bennett, Nadine Gourkow, Daniel S Mills
Leyhausen's (1979) work on cat behaviour and facial expressions associated with offensive and defensive behaviour is widely embraced as the standard for interpretation of agonistic behaviour in this species. However, it is a largely anecdotal description that can be easily misunderstood. Recently a facial action coding system has been developed for cats (CatFACS), similar to that used for objectively coding human facial expressions. This study reports on the use of this system to describe the relationship between behaviour and facial expressions of cats in confinement contexts without and with human interaction, in order to generate hypotheses about the relationship between these expressions and underlying emotional state...
March 21, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324136/the-inimitable-mouth-task-dependent-kinematic-differences-are-independent-of-terminal-precision
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Jason W Flindall, Claudia L R Gonzalez
Previous studies in our lab have described kinematic difference between grasp-to-eat and grasp-to-place movements, whereby participants produce smaller maximum grip apertures (MGAs) when grasping to bring the item to the mouth than when grasping to bring the item to a container near the mouth. This task difference is limited to right-handed movements, regardless of handedness; it has, therefore, been interpreted as evidence of left-hemisphere lateralization of the grasp-to-eat and other hand-to-mouth grasping movements...
March 21, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322988/measurement-reliability-of-atypical-language-lateralisation-assessed-using-functional-transcranial-doppler-ultrasound
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Jessica C Hodgson, John M Hudson
It is well established that some individuals present with atypical, non-left hemisphere, cerebral lateralisation for language processing. However previous studies exploring the reliability of functional blood flow responses to detect lateralised activation during speech have focused only on individuals with typical left sided dominance. Here we report test-retest and between-task reliability measures obtained with functional transcranial Doppler ultrasound in 47 participants, including 9 with atypical language presentation...
March 16, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303565/morphometry-and-microanatomy-of-the-barbels-of-the-common-sawshark-pristiophorus-cirratus-pristiophoridae-implications-for-pristiophorid-behaviour
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R J Nevatte, J E Williamson, N G F Vella, V Raoult, B E Wueringer
The internal anatomy of the barbels of the common sawshark Pristiophorus cirratus was examined with light microscopy to clarify their sensory role. No sensory structures such as taste buds (chemoreception), ampullae of Lorenzini (electroreception) or free neuromasts (lateral line mechanoreception) could be located in the barbels. The presence of bundles of nerve fibres, however, indicates a tactile function for the barbels. Conveyance of information regarding potentially damaging stimuli (nociception) and temperature (thermoception) cannot be excluded at this stage...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276424/-11-c-metomidate-pet-ct-scanning-can-identify-aldosterone-producing-adenomas-after-unsuccessful-lateralisation-with-ct-mri-and-adrenal-venous-sampling
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J Ouyang, R Hardy, M Brown, T Helliwell, M Gurnell, D J Cuthbertson
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March 9, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255758/atypical-processing-of-gaze-cues-and-faces-explains-comorbidity-between-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd
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Madeleine J Groom, Puja Kochhar, Antonia Hamilton, Elizabeth B Liddle, Marina Simeou, Chris Hollis
This study investigated the neurobiological basis of comorbidity between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We compared children with ASD, ADHD or ADHD+ASD and typically developing controls (CTRL) on behavioural and electrophysiological correlates of gaze cue and face processing. We measured effects of ASD, ADHD and their interaction on the EDAN, an ERP marker of orienting visual attention towards a spatially cued location and the N170, a right-hemisphere lateralised ERP linked to face processing...
May 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218375/retrieval-and-radiographic-analysis-of-the-contour-antiprotrusio-cage
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Jonathan M Vigdorchik, Richard S Yoon, Susannah L Gilbert, Joseph D Lipman, Mathias P Bostrom
INTRODUCTION: Acetabular reconstruction in the setting of severe bone loss or pelvic discontinuity remains a challenging problem. Multiple methods of treatment have been described including antiprotrusio cages (APCs). The objective of this study is to combine biomechanical analysis of retrieved APCs with radiographic and clinical data to determine which factors influence or predict APC failure. METHODS: 41 APCs were identified. Sequential radiographs were examined for cage and polyethylene cup abduction angles, change in centre of rotation, screw placement, progression of cage failure, and failure mechanism...
February 8, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180072/the-diminishing-dominance-of-the-dominant-hemisphere-language-fmri-in-focal-epilepsy
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Chris Tailby, David F Abbott, Graeme D Jackson
"Which is the dominant hemisphere?" is a question that arises frequently in patients considered for neurosurgery. The concept of the dominant hemisphere implies uniformity of language lateralisation throughout the brain. It is increasingly recognised that this is not the case in the healthy control brain, and it is especially not so in neurological diseases such as epilepsy. In the present work we adapt our published objective lateralisation method (based on the construction of laterality curves) for use with sub-lobar cortical, subcortical and cerebellar regions of interest (ROIs)...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160752/motor-preparation-rather-than-decision-making-differentiates-parkinson-s-disease-patients-with-and-without-freezing-of-gait
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John S Butler, Conor Fearon, Isabelle Killane, Saskia M Waechter, Richard B Reilly, Timothy Lynch
OBJECTIVE: Freezing of gait (FOG) is a brief, episodic phenomenon affecting over half of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and leads to significant morbidity. The pathophysiology of FOG remains poorly understood but is associated with deficits in cognitive function and motor preparation. METHOD: We studied 20 people with PD (10 with FOG, 10 without FOG) and performed a timed response target detection task while electroencephalographic data were acquired. We analysed the data to detect and examine cortical markers of cognitive decision making (P3b or centroparietal positivity, CPP) and motor readiness potential...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131163/the-test-accuracy-of-the-montreal-cognitive-assessment-moca-by-stroke-lateralisation
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Edgar Chan, Samantha Altendorff, Colm Healy, David J Werring, Lisa Cipolotti
BACKGROUND: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is an increasingly popular screening tool for detecting cognitive impairment post-stroke. However its' test accuracy by stroke lateralisation is as yet unknown. AIM: Our aim was to investigate whether the test accuracy of the MoCA differs by stroke lateralisation across different cognitive domains. METHODS: We retrospectively examined the cognitive profiles of 228 subacute stroke patients (86 Left, 142 Right), comparing MoCA-total and domain-specific scores with performance on detailed neuropsychological assessment...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126389/individual-differences-in-cognition-among-teleost-fishes
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REVIEW
Tyrone Lucon-Xiccato, Angelo Bisazza
Individual differences in cognitive abilities have been thoroughly investigated in humans and to a lesser extent in other mammals. Despite the growing interest in studying cognition in other taxonomic groups, data on individual differences are scarce for non-mammalian species. Here, we review the literature on individual differences in cognitive abilities in teleost fishes. Relatively few studies have directly addressed this topic and have provided evidence of consistent and heritable individual variation in cognitive abilities in fish...
January 23, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122198/primary-motor-cortex-functionally-contributes-to-language-comprehension-an-online-rtms-study
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Nikola Vukovic, Matteo Feurra, Anna Shpektor, Andriy Myachykov, Yury Shtyrov
Among various questions pertinent to grounding human cognitive functions in a neurobiological substrate, the association between language and motor brain structures is a particularly debated one in neuroscience and psychology. While many studies support a broadly distributed model of language and semantics grounded, among other things, in the general modality-specific systems, theories disagree as to whether motor and sensory cortex activity observed during language processing is functional or epiphenomenal...
February 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119021/reduced-relative-volume-in-motor-and-attention-regions-in-developmental-coordination-disorder-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
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Jess E Reynolds, Melissa K Licari, Siobhan L Reid, Catherine Elliott, Anne M Winsor, Michael Bynevelt, Jac Billington
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a prevalent childhood movement disorder, impacting the ability to perform movement skills at an age appropriate level. Although differences in grey matter (GM) volumes have been found in related developmental disorders, no such evidence has been linked with DCD to date. This cross-sectional study assessed structural brain differences in children with and without DCD. METHODS: High-resolution structural images were acquired from 44 children aged 7...
May 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096471/resolving-the-brainstem-contributions-to-attentional-analgesia
#18
Jonathan C W Brooks, Wendy-Elizabeth Davies, Anthony E Pickering
Previous human imaging studies manipulating attention or expectancy have identified the periaqueductal gray (PAG) as a key brainstem structure implicated in endogenous analgesia. However, animal studies indicate that PAG analgesia is mediated largely via caudal brainstem structures, such as the rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM) and locus coeruleus (LC). To identify their involvement in endogenous analgesia, we used brainstem optimized, whole-brain imaging to record responses to concurrent thermal stimulation (left forearm) and visual attention tasks of titrated difficulty in 20 healthy subjects...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095928/one-hundred-years-of-external-approach-medialisation-thyroplasty
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REVIEW
V E Crolley, N Gibbins
It has been 100 years since Erwin Payr first developed an operation to improve the effects of a paralysed vocal fold, and operations based on this technique are still in use today. This technique, medialisation thyroplasty, aims to improve the symptoms caused by vocal fold palsy by realigning the lateralised vocal fold into the midline. Whilst the effects of vocal fold palsy were recognised in antiquity, it was only with the development of indirect laryngoscopy in the late nineteenth century that the vocal fold paralysis could be identified as an aetiology for poor phonation and dysphagia...
March 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077669/preparatory-%C3%AE-band-oscillations-reflect-spatial-gating-independently-of-predictions-regarding-target-identity
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T Wildegger, F van Ede, M Woolrich, C R Gillebert, A C Nobre
Preparatory modulations of cortical α-band oscillations are a reliable index of the voluntary allocation of covert spatial attention. It is currently unclear whether attentional cues containing information about a target's identity (such as its visual orientation), in addition to its location, might additionally shape preparatory α modulations. Here, we explore this question by directly comparing spatial and feature-based attention in the same visual detection task while recording brain activity using magnetoencephalography (MEG)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
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