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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646269/the-role-of-visual-experience-in-the-production-of-emotional-facial-expressions-by-blind-people-a-review
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Dannyelle Valente, Anne Theurel, Edouard Gentaz
Facial expressions of emotion are nonverbal behaviors that allow us to interact efficiently in social life and respond to events affecting our welfare. This article reviews 21 studies, published between 1932 and 2015, examining the production of facial expressions of emotion by blind people. It particularly discusses the impact of visual experience on the development of this behavior from birth to adulthood. After a discussion of three methodological considerations, the review of studies reveals that blind subjects demonstrate differing capacities for producing spontaneous expressions and voluntarily posed expressions...
June 23, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638722/associations-between-cognitive-impairment-and-motor-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Yi-Xuan Wang, Jue Zhao, Da-Ke Li, Fang Peng, Ying Wang, Ke Yang, Zhen-Yang Liu, Feng-Tao Liu, Jian-Jun Wu, Jian Wang
INTRODUCTION: Numerous studies have been carried out to explore the potential association between neurologic deficits and variable clinical manifestations of Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of our study was to investigate the association between cognitive performance and motor dysfunction in Chinese patients with PD. METHODS: Data from 96 patients with PD were obtained from the Parkinson's disease patient cohort database of Huashan Hospital. All participants underwent a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation to assess cognitive status, that included scoring on the Mini-mental state examination (MMSE), followed by more detailed cognitive assessment on five main cognitive domains (verbal memory, nonverbal memory, visuospatial function, language and attention/executive function)...
June 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634548/decline-in-memory-visuospatial-ability-and-crystalized-cognitive-abilities-in-older-adults-normative-aging-or-terminal-decline
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R Bendayan, A M Piccinin, S M Hofer, D Cadar, B Johansson, G Muniz-Terrera
The aim of this study is to explore the pattern of change in multiple measures of cognitive abilities in a sample of oldest-old adults, comparing two different time metrics (chronological age and time to death) and therefore examining both underlying conceptual assumptions (age-related change and terminal decline). Moreover, the association with individual characteristics as sex, education, and dementia diagnosis was also examined. Measures of cognitive status (Mini-Mental State Examination and the Swedish Clock Test) and tests of crystallized (knowledge and synonyms), memory (verbal memory, nonverbal long-term memory, recognition and correspondence, and short-term memory), and visuospatial ability were included...
2017: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632521/verbal-and-figural-fluency-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-does-hippocampal-sclerosis-affect-performance
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Ioannis Zalonis, Foteini Christidi, Artemios Artemiadis, Constantinos Psarros, George Papadopoulos, George Tsivgoulis, Stergios Gatzonis, Anna Siatouni, Georgios Velonakis, Efstratios Karavasilis, Evangelia Kararizou, Nikolaos Triantafyllou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Clinicians commonly use verbal and nonverbal measures to test fluency in patients with epilepsy, either during routine cognitive assessment or as part of pre- and postsurgical evaluation. We hypothesized that patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) with hippocampal sclerosis would perform worse than patients with lateral TLE in both verbal and design fluency. METHODS: We assessed semantic, phonemic, and nonverbal fluency in 49 patients with TLE: 31 with lateral TLE and 18 with mesial TLE plus hippocampal sclerosis...
June 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628071/reflective-responses-following-a-role-play-simulation-of-nurse-bullying
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Deborah L Ulrich, Gordon Lee Gillespie, Maura C Boesch, Kyle M Bateman, Paula L Grubb
A qualitative exploratory design was used for this study to evaluate role-play simulation as an active learning strategy. The context for the role-play was bullying in nursing practice. Following a simulation, 333 students from five college campuses of three universities completed a reflection worksheet. Qualitative thematic findings were personal responses, nonverbal communications exhibited, actions taken by participants, and the perceived impact of bullying during the simulation. Role-play simulation was a highly effective pedagogy, eliciting learning at both the cognitive and affective domains...
July 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627917/functional-intimacy-needing-but-not-wanting-the-touch-of-a-stranger
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Juliana Schroeder, Ayelet Fishbach, Chelsea Schein, Kurt Gray
Intimacy is often motivated by love, but sometimes it is merely functional. For example, disrobing and being touched at an airport security check serves the goal of catching a flight, not building a relationship. We propose that this functional intimacy induces discomfort, making people prefer greater social distance from their interaction partner. Supporting this prediction, participants who considered (Experiments 1 and 2) or experienced (Experiment 3) more physically intimate medical procedures preferred a health provider who is less social...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627901/cone-of-gaze-in-positive-schizotypy-relationship-to-referential-thinking-and-social-functioning
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Heather M Wastler, Mark F Lenzenweger
Eye contact is an essential means of nonverbal communication, providing information about attention, emotion, mental state, facial expressions, and identity/gender (Itier & Batty, 2009). Although studies suggest that patients with schizophrenia endorse direct gaze more often than controls in ambiguous gaze circumstances, gaze perception in schizotypy remains unstudied. This study investigated whether individuals with positive schizotypic features incorrectly perceive that others are looking at them and whether this is related to referential thinking and psychosocial functioning...
June 19, 2017: Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626596/management-of-severe-developmental-regression-in-an-autistic-child-with-a-1q21-3-microdeletion-and-self-injurious-blindness
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Cora Cravero, Vincent Guinchat, Jean Xavier, Camille Meunier, Lautaro Diaz, Cyril Mignot, Diane Doummar, Sandra Chantot-Bastaraud, Angèle Consoli, David Cohen
We report the case of a young boy with nonverbal autism and intellectual disability, with a rare de novo 1q21.3 microdeletion. The patient had early and extreme self-injurious behaviours that led to blindness, complicated by severe developmental regression. A significant reduction in the self-injurious behaviours and the recovery of developmental dynamics were attained in a multidisciplinary neurodevelopmental inpatient unit. Improvement was obtained after managing all causes of somatic pains, using opiate blockers and stabilizing the patient's mood...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624322/assessing-pragmatic-communication-in-children-with-down-syndrome
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Elizabeth Smith, Kari-Anne B Næss, Christopher Jarrold
PURPOSE: Successful communication depends on language content, language form, and language use (pragmatics). Children with Down syndrome (DS) experience communication difficulties, however little is known about their pragmatic profile, particularly during early school years. The purpose of the present study was to explore the nature of pragmatic communication in children with DS. METHOD: Twenty-nine six-year-old children with DS were assessed, in the areas of 1) initiation, 2) scripted language, 3) understanding context and 4) nonverbal communication, as reported by children's parents via the Children's Communication Checklist-2 (Bishop, 2003)...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616126/autistic-traits-affect-interpersonal-motor-coordination-by-modulating-strategic-use-of-role-based-behavior
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Arianna Curioni, Ilaria Minio-Paluello, Lucia Maria Sacheli, Matteo Candidi, Salvatore Maria Aglioti
BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that deficits in social communication and interaction are at the core of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), no study has yet tested individuals on a continuum from neurotypical development to autism in an on-line, cooperative, joint action task. In our study, we aimed to assess whether the degree of autistic traits affects participants' ability to modulate their motor behavior while interacting in a Joint Grasping task and according to their given role. METHODS: Sixteen pairs of adult participants played a cooperative social interactive game in which they had to synchronize their reach-to-grasp movements...
2017: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610901/neural-dynamics-of-two-players-when-using-nonverbal-cues-to-gauge-intentions-to-cooperate-during-the-prisoner-s-dilemma-game
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Jaehwan Jahng, Jerald D Kralik, Dong-Uk Hwang, Jaeseung Jeong
Social interaction is a fundamental part of our daily lives; however, exactly how our brains use social cues to determine whether to cooperate without being exploited remains unclear. In this study, we used an electroencephalography (EEG) hyperscanning approach to investigate the effect of face-to-face contact on the brain mechanisms underlying the decision to cooperate or defect in an iterated version of the Prisoner's Dilemma Game. Participants played the game either in face-to-face or face-blocked conditions...
June 10, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608732/beyond-auditory-sensory-processing-deficits-lexical-tone-perception-deficits-in-chinese-children-with-developmental-dyslexia
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Xiuhong Tong, Xiuli Tong, Fung King Yiu
Increasing evidence suggests that children with developmental dyslexia exhibit a deficit not only at the segmental level of phonological processing but also, by extension, at the suprasegmental level. However, it remains unclear whether such a suprasegmental phonological processing deficit is due to a difficulty in processing acoustic cues of speech rhythm, such as rise time and intensity. This study set out to investigate to what extent suprasegmental phonological processing (i.e., Cantonese lexical tone perception) and rise time sensitivity could distinguish Chinese children with dyslexia from typically developing children...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Learning Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603869/a-study-of-special-care-dental-patient-preference-toward-choice-of-mask-and-visor-use-by-dental-clinicians
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Robert Emanuel, Richard Corcoran, Helen Cass
BACKGROUND: Do patients have a preference for the clinician's choice of face protection (visor or mask), and can this make a difference to the patient's feelings of anxiety? METHOD: In a normative sample (n = 72) of patients from Special Care Dentistry, different combinations of face protection were studied to see whether the patients clearly preferred one type over another, and whether that was related to the levels of anxiety they suffered, based on the modified dental anxiety scale...
June 12, 2017: Special Care in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601477/family-perspectives-of-traumatically-brain-injured-patient-pain-behaviors-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Brandy L Vanderbyl, Céline Gélinas
Behavioral scales allow for the pain assessment of vulnerable critically ill patients who are unable to self-report. However, validity of the use of such scales is limited in traumatic brain injury patients with an altered level of consciousness as a result of the different way that these patients express pain. Family participation is considered as an important component of pain assessment for those unable to self-report, but research in this area is minimal so far. This study aimed to describe what behaviors family caregivers deemed relevant to pain for patients with a traumatic brain injury with an altered level of consciousness in the intensive care unit...
June 7, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595263/assessing-the-believability-of-standardized-patients-trained-to-portray-communication-disorders
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Carolyn Baylor, Michael I Burns, Jennie Struijk, Lindsay Herron, Helen Mach, Kathryn Yorkston
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the believability of standardized patients portraying individuals with communication disorders as part of a larger study in which standardized patients help train medical and allied health students about communication disorders. Method: Two women portrayed persons with aphasia, and 2 men depicted persons with dysarthria associated with Parkinson's disease. Two stakeholder groups rated believability. Speech-language pathologists rated believability of videos online...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587940/learning-to-make-things-happen-infants-observational-learning-of-social-and-physical-causal-events
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Anna Waismeyer, Andrew N Meltzoff
Infants learn about cause and effect through hands-on experience; however, they also can learn about causality simply from observation. Such observational causal learning is a central mechanism by which infants learn from and about other people. Across three experiments, we tested infants' observational causal learning of both social and physical causal events. Experiment 1 assessed infants' learning of a physical event in the absence of visible spatial contact between the causes and effects. Experiment 2 developed a novel paradigm to assess whether infants could learn about a social causal event from third-party observation of a social interaction between two people...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586922/noncomprehension-signaling-in-males-and-females-with-fragile-x-syndrome
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Angela John Thurman, Sara T Kover, W Ted Brown, Danielle J Harvey, Leonard Abbeduto
Purpose: This study used a prospective longitudinal design to evaluate the trajectory and predictors of noncomprehension signaling in male and female youth with fragile X syndrome (FXS). Method: A direction-following task in which some of the directions were inadequate was administered. Participants were 52 youth (36 boys, 16 girls) with FXS. Upon study entry, participants ranged from 10 to 16 years. The average number of annual assessments per participant was 3...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586830/social-confidence-in-early-adulthood-among-young-people-with-and-without-a-history-of-language-impairment
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Kevin Durkin, Umar Toseeb, Nicola Botting, Andrew Pickles, Gina Conti-Ramsden
Purpose: The purposes of this study were to test the predictions that lower self-esteem and higher shyness in individuals with a history of language impairment (LI) would continue from adolescence into early adulthood and that those with LI would have lower social self-efficacy in early adulthood. Method: Participants were young people with a history of LI and a comparison group of age-matched peers. Both groups were tested at ages 17 and 24 years. Participants completed measures of language ability, nonverbal IQ, shyness, global self-esteem, and (at age 24 years only) social self-efficacy...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581399/cognitive-function-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-receiving-luteinizing-hormone-releasing-hormone-analogues-a-prospective-observational-multicenter-study
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Juan Morote, Ángel José Tabernero, José Luis Álvarez Ossorio, Juan Pablo Ciria, José Luis Domínguez-Escrig, Fernando Vázquez, Javier Angulo, Francisco J López, Ramón de La Iglesia, Jesús Romero
PURPOSE: The effect of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) on cognitive performance (CP) in prostate cancer (PCa) patients is not well understood. We evaluated changes in CP after 6 months of medical castration with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogues. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed a prospective, observational, multicenter, open-label study of PCa patients scheduled to receive LHRH analogues for ≥6 months. We assessed 4 domains of CP at baseline and after 6 months of ADT: (1) working memory, assessed with the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale III (WAIS III) Digit Span subtest; (2) visual memory, assessed with an ad hoc visual memory test; (3) visuospatial ability, assessed with the Judgment of Line Orientation test and Mental Rotation of Three-Dimensional Objects test; and (4) nonverbal analytical reasoning, assessed with the WAIS III Matrix Reasoning test...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578156/apoe-influences-regional-white-matter-axonal-density-loss-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Catherine F Slattery, Jiaying Zhang, Ross W Paterson, Alexander J M Foulkes, Amelia Carton, Kirsty Macpherson, Laura Mancini, David L Thomas, Marc Modat, Nicolas Toussaint, David M Cash, John S Thornton, Susie M D Henley, Sebastian J Crutch, Daniel C Alexander, Sebastien Ourselin, Nick C Fox, Hui Zhang, Jonathan M Schott
Mechanisms underlying phenotypic heterogeneity in young onset Alzheimer disease (YOAD) are poorly understood. We used diffusion tensor imaging and neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI) with tract-based spatial statistics to investigate apolipoprotein (APOE) ε4 modulation of white-matter damage in 37 patients with YOAD (22, 59% APOE ε4 positive) and 23 age-matched controls. Correlation between neurite density index (NDI) and neuropsychological performance was assessed in 4 white-matter regions of interest...
May 3, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
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