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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781139/early-gesture-use-in-fragile-x-syndrome
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L Rague, K Caravella, B Tonnsen, J Klusek, J Roberts
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests that children with fragile X syndrome (FXS) exhibit abnormal gesture use early in development, although few studies have investigated the emergence of gesture use in this population or the impact of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) features on these behaviours. The present study examined the longitudinal development of gesture use in infants with FXS relative to low-risk controls and infant siblings of children with ASD (high-risk siblings), with the goal of establishing potentially unique patterns of gesture development in infants with FXS and understanding the relative impact of ASD symptom severity on these patterns...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775078/effects-of-a-parent-implemented-developmental-reciprocity-treatment-program-for-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Grace W Gengoux, Salena Schapp, Sarah Burton, Christina M Ardel, Robin A Libove, Gina Baldi, Kari L Berquist, Jennifer M Phillips, Antonio Y Hardan
Developmental approaches to autism treatment aim to establish strong interpersonal relationships through joint play. These approaches have emerging empirical support; however, there is a need for further research documenting the procedures and demonstrating their effectiveness. This pilot study evaluated changes in parent behavior and child autism symptoms following a 12-week Developmental Reciprocity Treatment parent-training program. A total of 22 children with autism spectrum disorder between 2 and 6 years (mean age = 44...
May 1, 2018: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772390/pathobiology-of-christianson-syndrome-linking-disrupted-endosomal-lysosomal-function-with-intellectual-disability-and-sensory-impairments
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Mallory Kerner-Rossi, Maria Gulinello, Steven Walkley, Kostantin Dobrenis
Christianson syndrome (CS) is a recently described rare neurogenetic disorder presenting early in life with a broad range of neurological symptoms, including severe intellectual disability with nonverbal status, hyperactivity, epilepsy, and progressive ataxia due to cerebellar atrophy. CS is due to loss-of-function mutations in SLC9A6, encoding NHE6, a sodium-hydrogen exchanger involved in the regulation of early endosomal pH. Here we review what is currently known about the neuropathogenesis of CS, based on insights from experimental models, which to date have focused on mechanisms that affect the CNS, specifically the brain...
May 14, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767824/variability-in-verbal-and-nonverbal-communication-in-infants-at-risk-for-autism-spectrum-disorder-predictors-and-outcomes
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M Franchini, E Duku, V Armstrong, J Brian, S E Bryson, N Garon, W Roberts, C Roncadin, L Zwaigenbaum, I M Smith
Early communication impairment is among the most-reported first concerns in parents of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Using a parent-report questionnaire, we derived trajectory groups for early language and gesture acquisition in siblings at high risk for ASD and in children at low risk, during their first 2 years of life. Developmental skills at 6 months were associated with trajectory group membership representing growth in receptive language and gestures. Behavioral symptoms also predicted gesture development...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759008/thin-slices-of-athletes-nonverbal-behavior-give-away-game-location-testing-the-territoriality-hypothesis-of-the-home-game-advantage
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Philip Furley, Geoffrey Schweizer, Daniel Memmert
The present research investigated whether perceivers could detect who is playing at home or away in soccer matches based on thin slices of professional (Experiment 1) and amateur (Experiment 3) athletes' nonverbal behavior prior to the match and whether perceivers rated athletes playing at home relatively higher on behavioral dimensions (Experiments 2 and 3) linked to territoriality. In Experiment 1 ( N = 80), participants watched short videos depicting soccer players prior to a UEFA Champions League match and rated whether athletes were more likely to be playing at home or away...
April 2018: Evolutionary Psychology: An International Journal of Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756795/-preparatory-power-posing-affects-nonverbal-presence-and-job-interview-performance-correction-to-cuddy-et-al-2015
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Reports an error in "Preparatory power posing affects nonverbal presence and job interview performance" by Amy J. C. Cuddy, Caroline A. Wilmuth, Andy J. Yap and Dana R. Carney ( Journal of Applied Psychology , 2015[Jul], Vol 100[4], 1286-1295). In the article, the degrees of freedom associated with the three F-tests noted on pages 1289 and 1290 should be 1 and 59 (and not 1 and 60, as previously reported). Also, on p. 1290, in the first sentence under the "Mediation" heading, it should be noted that the dependent variables were regressed onto the mediators, and not the other way around...
May 2018: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755315/does-post-task-declarative-learning-have-an-influence-on-early-motor-memory-consolidation-over-day-an-fmri-study
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Inken Rothkirch, Stephan Wolff, Nils G Margraf, Anya Pedersen, Karsten Witt
Previous studies demonstrated the influence of the post-learning period on procedural motor memory consolidation. In an early period after the acquisition, motor skills are vulnerable to modifications during wakefulness. Indeed, specific interventions such as world-list learning within this early phase of motor memory consolidation seem to enhance motor performance as an indicator for successful consolidation. This finding highlights the idea that manipulations of procedural and declarative memory systems during the early phase of memory consolidation over wakefulness may influence off-line consolidation...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754029/relationship-between-fmri-response-during-a-nonverbal-memory-task-and-marijuana-use-in-college-students
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Alecia D Dager, Madelynn R Tice, Gregory A Book, Howard Tennen, Sarah A Raskin, Carol S Austad, Rebecca M Wood, Carolyn R Fallahi, Keith A Hawkins, Godfrey D Pearlson
Marijuana (MJ) is widely used among college students, with peak use between ages 18-22. Research suggests memory dysfunction in adolescent and young adult MJ users, but the neural correlates are unclear. We examined functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) response during a memory task among college students with varying degrees of MJ involvement. Participants were 64 college students, ages 18-20, who performed a visual encoding and recognition task during fMRI. MJ use was ascertained for 3 months prior to scanning; 27 individuals reported past 3-month MJ use, and 33 individuals did not...
April 26, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753557/how-interpreters-influence-patient-participation-in-medical-consultations-the-confluence-of-verbal-and-nonverbal-dimensions-of-interpreter-mediated-clinical-communication
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Demi Krystallidou, Peter Pype
OBJECTIVE: To investigate i) how the patient's participation in interaction occurs in interpreter-mediated consultations (IMCs) when the doctor provides information to the patient or tries to elicit information from them; ii) how the interpreter's presence in the consultation influences the patient's participation. METHOD: We analyzed 20 authentic video-recorded IMCs using the A.R.T. framework, an analytical tool for the study of participation in video recorded interpreter-mediated interactions...
May 5, 2018: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750339/pre-and-postsurgical-cognitive-trajectories-and-quantitative-mri-changes-in-rasmussen-syndrome
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Sarah R Rudebeck, Sara Shavel-Jessop, Sophia Varadkar, Tamsin Owen, J Helen Cross, Faraneh Vargha-Khadem, Torsten Baldeweg
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the longitudinal cognitive trajectory, before and after surgery, of Rasmussen syndrome (RS), a rare disease characterized by focal epilepsy and progressive atrophy of one cerebral hemisphere. METHOD: Thirty-two patients (mean age = 6.7 years; 17 male, 16 left hemispheres affected) were identified from hospital records. The changes in intelligence scores during 2 important phases in the patients' journey to treatment were investigated: (1) during the preoperative period (n = 28, mean follow-up 3...
May 11, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746381/raising-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-monolingual-vs-bilingual-homes-a-scoping-review
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Michelle Wang, Thivia Jegathesan, Elizabeth Young, Joelene Huber, Ripudaman Minhas
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of children in Canada and the United States are raised in bilingual family homes. Current recommendations for typically developing children are to encourage and support bilingual exposure in the home; however, there are no specific guidelines for families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), a disorder in which communication deficits are considered a hallmark feature. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to present a scoping review of studies that compare cognitive, linguistic, and behavioral outcomes for children with ASDs raised in monolingual vs bilingual homes...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741242/cross-classification-of-musical-and-vocal-emotions-in-the-auditory-cortex
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Sébastien Paquette, Sylvain Takerkart, Shinji Saget, Isabelle Peretz, Pascal Belin
Whether emotions carried by voice and music are processed by the brain using similar mechanisms has long been investigated. Yet neuroimaging studies do not provide a clear picture, mainly due to lack of control over stimuli. Here, we report a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study using comparable stimulus material in the voice and music domains-the Montreal Affective Voices and the Musical Emotional Bursts-which include nonverbal short bursts of happiness, fear, sadness, and neutral expressions...
May 9, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740353/distinct-associations-of-motor-domains-in-relatives-of-schizophrenia-patients-different-pathways-to-motor-abnormalities-in-schizophrenia
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Lea Schäppi, Katharina Stegmayer, Petra V Viher, Sebastian Walther
Introduction: Aberrant motor function is an integral part of schizophrenia. In fact, abnormalities are frequently found in patients, in populations at risk, and in unaffected relatives. Motor abnormalities are suspected to be relevant for the clinical outcome and could probably predict the conversion from at-risk individuals to schizophrenia. Furthermore, motor function has been argued as endophenotype of the disorder. Yet, which particular motor domain may classify as a potential endophenotype is unknown...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738571/does-the-heritability-of-cognitive-abilities-vary-as-a-function-of-parental-education-evidence-from-a-german-twin-sample
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Marion Spengler, Juliana Gottschling, Elisabeth Hahn, Elliot M Tucker-Drob, Claudia Harzer, Frank M Spinath
A well-known hypothesis in the behavioral genetic literature predicts that the heritability of cognitive abilities is higher in the presence of higher socioeconomic contexts. However, studies suggest that the effect of socioeconomic status (SES) on the heritability of cognitive ability may not be universal, as it has mostly been demonstrated in the United States, but not in other Western nations. In the present study we tested whether the importance of genetic and environmental effects on cognitive abilities varies as a function of parental education in a German twin sample...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735477/finding-meaning-in-medication-reconciliation-using-electronic-health-records-qualitative-analysis-in-safety-net-primary-and-specialty-care
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George Yaccoub Matta, Elaine C Khoong, Courtney R Lyles, Dean Schillinger, Neda Ratanawongsa
BACKGROUND: Safety net health systems face barriers to effective ambulatory medication reconciliation for vulnerable populations. Although some electronic health record (EHR) systems offer safety advantages, EHR use may affect the quality of patient-provider communication. OBJECTIVE: This mixed-methods observational study aimed to develop a conceptual framework of how clinicians balance the demands and risks of EHR and communication tasks during medication reconciliation discussions in a safety net system...
May 7, 2018: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735197/effect-of-parkinson-disease-on-emotion-perception-using-the-persian-affective-voices-test
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Arezoo Saffarian, Yunes Amiri Shavaki, Gholam Ali Shahidi, Zahra Jafari
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Emotion perception plays a major role in proper communication with people in different social interactions. Nonverbal affect bursts can be used to evaluate vocal emotion perception. The present study was a preliminary step to establishing the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Montreal Affective Voices (MAV) test, as well as to investigate the effect of Parkinson disease (PD) on vocal emotion perception. METHODS: The short, emotional sound made by pronouncing the vowel "a" in Persian was recorded by 22 actors and actresses to develop the Persian version of the MAV, the Persian Affective Voices (PAV), for emotions of happiness, sadness, pleasure, pain, anger, disgust, fear, surprise, and neutrality...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733663/concepts-control-and-context-a-connectionist-account-of-normal-and-disordered-semantic-cognition
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Paul Hoffman, James L McClelland, Matthew A Lambon Ralph
Semantic cognition requires conceptual representations shaped by verbal and nonverbal experience and executive control processes that regulate activation of knowledge to meet current situational demands. A complete model must also account for the representation of concrete and abstract words, of taxonomic and associative relationships, and for the role of context in shaping meaning. We present the first major attempt to assimilate all of these elements within a unified, implemented computational framework. Our model combines a hub-and-spoke architecture with a buffer that allows its state to be influenced by prior context...
April 2018: Psychological Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733443/covert-verbal-mediation-in-arbitrary-matching-to-sample
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Carl T Sundberg, Mark L Sundberg, Jack Michael
Covert verbal mediation was examined in an arbitrary matching-to-sample (MTS) preparation with a high-verbal group (college students) and a low-verbal group (adults with intellectual disabilities). Arbitrary relations were established between nonsense words, visual symbols, objects, and hand signs. Task difficulty was balanced for the groups based on errors during acquisition. All participants experienced a hand sign condition, and three MTS conditions each with a unique configuration of the comparison array: fixed location, random location, and all symbols the same...
May 7, 2018: Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729774/complex-cancer-pain-assessment
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Regina M Fink, Jeannine M Brant
Pain is widespread, multidimensional, and one of the most distressing symptoms patients with cancer face. Pain assessment is the foundation to optimal pain management. Despite evidence-based practice guidelines, inadequate pain assessment is a barrier. Patients should be routinely screened for pain at each encounter. If new, worsening, or persistent pain is present, a comprehensive pain assessment and reassessment should be regularly performed and documented to communicate the pain problem. Patient self-report of pain is the gold standard even in those who are nonverbal or cognitively impaired...
June 2018: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718002/vertebral-artery-dissection-masquerading-as-concussion-in-an-adolescent
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Gogi Kumar, Bryan Ludwig, Vipul V Patel
OBJECTIVE: Educate providers about the clinical presentation and consequences of delaying diagnosis of traumatic vertebral artery dissection with thromboembolic ischemic strokes in the pediatric population. Vertebral artery dissection is often difficult to diagnose and can be a potentially devastating cause of ischemic stroke. METHODS: Review of the chart, peer review/discussion, and imaging interpretation. RESULTS: A 16-year-old boy was admitted with confusion after a head and neck trauma was sustained while wrestling...
May 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
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