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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720484/long-term-enzyme-replacement-therapy-improves-neurocognitive-functioning-and-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-in-immune-tolerant-alpha-mannosidosis-mice
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Stijn Stroobants, Markus Damme, Ann Van der Jeugd, Ben Vermaercke, Claes Andersson, Jens Fogh, Paul Saftig, Judith Blanz, Rudi D'Hooge
Alpha-mannosidosis is a glycoproteinosis caused by deficiency of lysosomal acid alpha-mannosidase (LAMAN), which markedly affects neurons of the central nervous system (CNS), and causes pathognomonic intellectual dysfunction in the clinical condition. Cognitive improvement consequently remains a major therapeutic objective in research on this devastating genetic error. Immune-tolerant LAMAN knockout mice were developed to evaluate the effects of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) by prolonged administration of recombinant human enzyme...
July 15, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716964/a-glun2b-selective-nmdar-antagonist-reverses-synapse-loss-and-cognitive-impairment-produced-by-the-hiv-1-protein-tat
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Jonathan D Raybuck, Nicholas J Hargus, Stanley A Thayer
HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) affects approximately half of HIV-infected patients. Loss of synaptic connections is a hallmark of many neurocognitive disorders, including HAND. The HIV-1 protein transactivator of transcription (Tat) disrupts synaptic connections both in vitro and in vivo and has been linked to impaired neurocognitive function in humans. In vitro studies have shown that ifenprodil, an antagonist selective for GluN2B-containing NMDARs, reverses synapse loss when applied after Tat...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707570/using-event-related-potentials-to-inform-the-neurocognitive-processes-underlying-knowledge-extension-through-memory-integration
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Nicole L Varga, Patricia J Bauer
To build a general knowledge base, it is imperative that individuals acquire, integrate, and further extend knowledge across experiences. For instance, in one episode an individual may learn that George Washington was the first president. In a separate episode he or she may then learn that Washington was the commander of the Continental Army. Integration of the information in memory may then support self-derivation of the new knowledge that the leader of the Continental Army was also the first president. Despite a considerable amount of fMRI research aimed at further elucidating the neuroanatomical regions supporting this ability, a consensus has yet to be reached with regards to the precise neurocognitive processes involved...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705227/sensorimotor-learning-neurocognitive-mechanisms-and-individual-differences
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R D Seidler, R G Carson
Here we provide an overview of findings and viewpoints on the mechanisms of sensorimotor learning presented at the 2016 Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement (BANCOM) conference in Deer Creek, OH. This field has shown substantial growth in the past couple of decades. For example it is now well accepted that neural systems outside of primary motor pathways play a role in learning. Frontoparietal and anterior cingulate networks contribute to sensorimotor adaptation, reflecting strategic aspects of exploration and learning...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695791/lutein-and-zeaxanthin-influence-brain-function-in-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Cutter A Lindbergh, Lisa M Renzi-Hammond, Billy R Hammond, Douglas P Terry, Catherine M Mewborn, Antonio N Puente, L Stephen Miller
OBJECTIVES: The present study constitutes the first randomized controlled trial to investigate the relation of lutein (L) and zeaxanthin (Z) to brain function using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). It was hypothesized that L and Z supplementation in older adults would enhance neural efficiency (i.e., reduce activation) and cognitive performance on a verbal learning task relative to placebo. METHODS: A total of 44 community-dwelling older adults (mean age=72 years) were randomly assigned to receive either placebo or L+Z supplementation (12 mg/daily) for 1 year...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695777/the-limited-impact-that-cocaine-use-patterns-have-on-neurocognitive-functioning-in-individuals-with-cocaine-use-disorder
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James J Mahoney, Ari D Kalechstein, Thomas F Newton, Richard De La Garza
It is well-documented in the literature that cocaine use is associated with neurocognitive impairment. The manner in which patterns of cocaine use, such as years of use, recent use over the past month, and daily amount of cocaine use, moderate neurocognition has been studied in a relatively piecemeal manner. Hence, the purpose of the study was to evaluate whether cocaine use patterns modulate neurocognition in individuals with cocaine use disorder. Cocaine users who were cocaine-negative ( n=125) were divided into tertiles based on cocaine use patterns and the performances of the highest and lowest groups were compared on the following cognitive measures: Continuous Performance Task-II, n-back, and Hopkins Verbal Learning Task-Revised...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691604/parent-psychopathology-and-neurocognitive-functioning-in-children-with-adhd
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Sharifah Shameem Agha, Stanley Zammit, Anita Thapar, Kate Langley
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the association between parent mental health (ADHD and depression) and offspring performance on neurocognitive tasks in children with ADHD. METHOD: The clinical sample consisted of 570 children (85% males, mean age: 10.77 years) with ADHD who completed neurocognitive tasks measuring working memory, attention set-shifting, and motivational deficits. Questionnaire measures were used to assess ADHD and depression symptom presence in parents...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689758/white-matter-microstructure-predicts-cognitive-training-induced-improvements-in-attention-and-executive-functioning-in-schizophrenia
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Karuna Subramaniam, Jeevit Gill, Melissa Fisher, Pratik Mukherjee, Srikantan Nagarajan, Sophia Vinogradov
We examined the relationship between white matter microstructure in schizophrenia using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and cognitive improvements induced by 70h (~16weeks) of cognitive training. We measured anatomical connectivity in 48 patients with schizophrenia (SZ) and 28 healthy control participants (HC) at baseline, and then examined the relationship between anatomical connectivity at baseline and training-induced cognitive gains in 30 SZ who performed diffusion imaging after completing 70h of training...
July 6, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689673/the-anatomy-of-apathy-a-neurocognitive-framework-for-amotivated-behavior
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C Le Heron, M A J Apps, M Husain
Apathy is a debilitating syndrome associated with many neurological disorders, including several common neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, and focal lesion syndromes such as stroke. Here, we review neuroimaging studies to identify anatomical correlates of apathy, across brain disorders. Our analysis reveals that apathy is strongly associated with disruption particularly of dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC), ventral striatum (VS) and connected brain regions...
July 6, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684241/anxious-depression-and-neurocognition-among-middle-aged-and-older-hispanic-latino-adults-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-hchs-sol-results
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Alvaro Camacho, Wassim Tarraf, Daniel E Jimenez, Linda C Gallo, Patricia Gonzalez, Robert C Kaplan, Melissa Lamar, Tasneem Khambaty, Bharat Thyagarajan, Krista M Perreira, Rosalba Hernandez, Jianwen Cai, Martha L Daviglus, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Hector M González
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to examine the association between verbal learning, fluency, and processing speed with anxious depression symptomatology (ADS) among diverse Hispanics. We hypothesized an inverse association of anxious depression with neurocognition among Hispanics of different heritage. DESIGN: Data are from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. The sample included 9,311participants aged 45-74 years (mean: 56.5 years). A latent class analysis of items from the Center for Epidemiological Studies for Depression scale and the Spielberger Trait Anxiety Inventory was used to derive an anxious depression construct...
July 3, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673754/the-longevity-gene-klotho-is-differentially-associated-with-cognition-in-subtypes-of-schizophrenia
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Bharti Morar, Johanna C Badcock, Michael Phillips, Osvaldo P Almeida, Assen Jablensky
Cognitive impairment is a core feature of schizophrenia and impacts negatively the functioning of affected individuals. Cognitive decline correlates with aging, and is the primary cause of loss of independence and reduced quality of life. The klotho gene is a key modulator of aging, with expression deficiency resulting in premature aging, while overexpression extends lifespan and enhances cognition. A haplotype and functional human variant of the gene, KL-VS, increases expression and promotes longevity. KL-VS heterozygosity is associated with enhanced cognition and a larger volume of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, a region involved in planning and decision-making, which is especially susceptible to shrinkage with age...
July 1, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673753/relationship-between-effortful-motivation-and-neurocognition-in-schizophrenia
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Andrew W Bismark, Michael L Thomas, Melissa Tarasenko, Alexandra L Shiluk, Sonia Y Rackelmann, Jared W Young, Gregory A Light
Effortful motivation and reward valuation learning deficits are associated with negative symptoms and impaired cognition in schizophrenia (SZ) patients. Whereas clinical assessments of motivation and reward value typically rely upon clinician ratings or self-report scales, behavioral measures often confound these constructs. Simple reverse-translated behavioral tasks that independently quantify motivation and reward valuation-which could then be linked to cognition-may facilitate the development of pro-cognitive therapeutics by bridging the "preclinical-to-clinical" gap...
June 30, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666826/affective-symptoms-in-schizophrenia-are-strongly-associated-with-neurocognitive-deficits-indicating-disorders-in-executive-functions-visual-memory-attention-and-social-cognition
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Buranee Kanchanatawan, Supaksorn Thika, George Anderson, Piotr Galecki, Michael Maes
The aim of this study was to assess the neurocognitive correlates of affective symptoms in schizophrenia. Towards this end, 40 healthy controls and 80 schizophrenia patients were investigated with six tests of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB), assessing spatial working memory, paired-association learning, one touch stocking, rapid visual information (RVP), emotional recognition test and intra/extradimensional set shifting. The Hamilton Depression (HDRS) and Anxiety (HAMA) Rating Scales and the Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia (CDSS) as well as the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) were also used...
June 27, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665215/neurocognitive-profile-of-hiv-positive-adults-on-combined-antiretroviral-therapy-a-single-centre-study-in-serbia
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Brigitta Malagurski, Vojislava Bugarski Ignjatović, Daniela Marić, Željka Nikolašević, Ljiljana Mihić, Snežana Brkić
The advent of combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) has prolonged the life expectancy of HIV + individuals and decreased the incidence of HIV-associated dementia. However, milder forms of neurocognitive impairment remain common and are often associated with poor daily functioning and lower medication adherence. This paper presents a research aimed at exploring the cognitive status differences between HIV + subjects (N = 39) on cART therapy and a group of demographically comparable healthy subjects (N = 39) in Serbia...
June 30, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657480/brain-activity-regional-gray-matter-loss-and-decision-making-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Martin Weygandt, Katharina Wakonig, Janina Behrens, Lil Meyer-Arndt, Eveline Söder, Alexander U Brandt, Judith Bellmann-Strobl, Klemens Ruprecht, Stefan M Gold, John-Dylan Haynes, Friedemann Paul
BACKGROUND: Decision-making (DM) abilities deteriorate with multiple sclerosis (MS) disease progression which impairs everyday life and is thus clinically important. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the underlying neurocognitive processes and their relation to regional gray matter (GM) loss induced by MS. METHODS: We used a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) Iowa Gambling Task to measure DM-related brain activity in 36 MS patients and 21 healthy controls (HC)...
June 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651909/convergence-and-divergence-of-neurocognitive-patterns-in-schizophrenia-and-depression
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Sugai Liang, Matthew R G Brown, Wei Deng, Qiang Wang, Xiaohong Ma, Mingli Li, Xun Hu, Michal Juhas, Xinmin Li, Russell Greiner, Andrew J Greenshaw, Tao Li
BACKGROUND: Neurocognitive impairments are frequently observed in schizophrenia and major depressive disorder (MDD). However, it remains unclear whether reported neurocognitive abnormalities could objectively identify an individual as having schizophrenia or MDD. METHODS: The current study included 220 first-episode patients with schizophrenia, 110 patients with MDD and 240 demographically matched healthy controls (HC). All participants performed the short version of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised in China; the immediate and delayed logical memory of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised in China; and seven tests from the computerized Cambridge Neurocognitive Test Automated Battery to evaluate neurocognitive performance...
June 23, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648301/associations-of-early-kidney-disease-with-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-cognitive-function-in-african-americans-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Barry I Freedman, Kaycee M Sink, Christina E Hugenschmidt, Timothy M Hughes, Jeff D Williamson, Christopher T Whitlow, Nicholette D Palmer, Michael E Miller, Laura C Lovato, Jianzhao Xu, S Carrie Smith, Lenore J Launer, Joshua I Barzilay, Robert M Cohen, Mark D Sullivan, R Nick Bryan, Benjamin C Wagner, Donald W Bowden, Joseph A Maldjian, Jasmin Divers
BACKGROUND: Relationships between early kidney disease, neurocognitive function, and brain anatomy are poorly defined in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional associations were assessed between cerebral anatomy and cognitive performance with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urine albumin-creatinine ratio (UACR) in African Americans with T2DM. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: African Americans with cognitive testing and cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the African American-Diabetes Heart Study Memory in Diabetes (AA-DHS MIND; n=512; 480 with MRI) and Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) MIND (n=484; 104 with MRI) studies...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645229/cognitive-function-in-early-psychosis-patients-from-a-lower-middle-income-country
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Muhammed Omair Husain, Imran B Chaudhry, Rachel Thomasson, Tayyeba Kiran, Paul Bassett, Muhammad I Husain, Farooq Naeem, Nusrat Husain
OBJECTIVES: To establish evidence of cognitive changes in early psychosis (EP) patients compared to healthy controls (HC) in Pakistan. METHODS: Fifty-one participants with EP were recruited from psychiatric units in Karachi and Rawalpindi, Pakistan and matched with 51 HC. Neurocognitive domains were assessed using standardised neuropsychological tests [the Stroop test, block design, Matrix Reasoning, picture completion, object assembly, oral fluency, memory for design, Coughlan learning task (verbal and visual)]...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645200/prognostic-awareness-prognostic-communication-and-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-malignant-glioma
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Eli L Diamond, Holly G Prigerson, Denise C Correa, Anne Reiner, Katherine Panageas, Maria Kryza-Lacombe, Justin Buthorn, Elizabeth C Neil, Alex M Miller, Lisa M DeAngelis, Allison J Applebaum
Background: Malignant glioma (MG) is a devastating neuro-oncologic disease with almost invariably poor prognosis. Prognostic awareness (PA) is the awareness of incurable disease and shortened life-expectancy (LE). Accurate PA is associated with favorable psychological outcomes at the end-of-life (EOL) for patients with cancer, however little is known about PA or prognostic communication in MG. Moreover, research has yet to evaluate the impact of cognitive impairment on PA and preferred forms of communication...
June 22, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642166/frontal-alpha-oscillations-and-attentional-control-a-virtual-reality-neurofeedback-study
#20
Anna M Berger, Eddy J Davelaar
Two competing views about alpha oscillations suggest that cortical alpha reflect either cortical inactivity or cortical processing efficiency. We investigate the role of alpha oscillations in attentional control, as measured with a Stroop task. We use neurofeedback to train 22 participants to increase their level of alpha amplitude. Based on the conflict/control loop theory, we selected to train prefrontal alpha and focus on the Gratton effect as an index of deployment of attentional control. We expected an increase or a decrease in the Gratton effect with increase in neural learning depending on whether frontal alpha oscillations reflect cortical idling or enhanced processing efficiency, respectively...
June 19, 2017: Neuroscience
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