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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213120/a-cross-validated-cytoarchitectonic-atlas-of-the-human-ventral-visual-stream
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M Rosenke, K S Weiner, M A Barnett, K Zilles, K Amunts, R Goebel, K Grill-Spector
The human ventral visual stream consists of several areas considered processing stages essential for perception and recognition. A fundamental microanatomical feature differentiating areas is cytoarchitecture, which refers to the distribution, size, and density of cells across cortical layers. Because cytoarchitectonic structure is measured in 20-micron-thick histological slices of postmortem tissue, it is difficult to assess (a) how anatomically consistent these areas are across brains and (b) how they relate to brain parcellations obtained with prevalent neuroimaging methods, acquired at the millimeter and centimeter scale...
February 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207873/classification-of-brain-disease-in-magnetic-resonance-images-using-two-stage-local-feature-fusion
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Tao Li, Wu Li, Yehui Yang, Wensheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Many classification methods have been proposed based on magnetic resonance images. Most methods rely on measures such as volume, the cerebral cortical thickness and grey matter density. These measures are susceptible to the performance of registration and limited in representation of anatomical structure. This paper proposes a two-stage local feature fusion method, in which deformable registration is not desired and anatomical information is represented from moderate scale...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199888/in%C3%A2-vivo-assessment-of-iron-content-of-the-cerebral-cortex-in-healthy-aging-using-7-tesla-t2-weighted-phase-imaging
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Mathijs Buijs, Nhat Trung Doan, Sanneke van Rooden, Maarten J Versluis, Baldur van Lew, Julien Milles, Jeroen van der Grond, Mark A van Buchem
Accumulation of brain iron has been suggested as a biomarker of neurodegeneration. Increased iron has been seen in the cerebral cortex in postmortem studies of neurodegenerative diseases and healthy aging. Until recently, the diminutive thickness of the cortex and its relatively low iron content have hampered in vivo study of cortical iron accumulation. Using phase images of a T2*-weighted sequence at ultrahigh field strength (7 Tesla), we examined the iron content of 22 cortical regions in 70 healthy subjects aged 22-80 years...
September 15, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198448/influence-of-fkbp5-polymorphism-and-dna-methylation-on-structural-changes-of-the-brain-in-major-depressive-disorder
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Kyu-Man Han, Eunsoo Won, Youngbo Sim, June Kang, Changsu Han, Yong-Ku Kim, Seung-Hyun Kim, Sook-Haeng Joe, Min-Soo Lee, Woo-Suk Tae, Byung-Joo Ham
A single nucleotide polymorphism of rs1360780 in the FKBP5 gene is associated with a predisposition to developing major depressive disorder (MDD). We investigated the interactive effects of FKBP5 rs1360780 allelic variants, DNA methylation, and the diagnosis of MDD on structural changes of the entire brain. One hundred and fourteen patients with MDD and eighty-eight healthy controls underwent T1-weighted structural magnetic resonance imaging and FKBP5 rs1360780 genotyping, including DNA methylation of intron 7...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198067/verbal-spatial-iq-discrepancies-impact-brain-activation-associated-with-the-resolution-of-cognitive-conflict-in-children-and-adolescents
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Amy E Margolis, Katie S Davis, Lisa S Pao, Amy Lewis, Xiao Yang, Gregory Tau, Guihu Zhao, Zhishun Wang, Rachel Marsh
Verbal-spatial discrepancies are common in healthy individuals and in those with neurodevelopmental disorders associated with cognitive control deficits including: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Non-Verbal Learning Disability, Fragile X, 22q11 deletion, and Turner Syndrome. Previous data from healthy individuals suggest that the magnitude of the difference between verbal IQ (VIQ) and performance IQ (PIQ) scores (the VIQ>PIQ discrepancy) is associated with reduced thickness in frontal and parietal cortices (inferior frontal, anterior cingulate, inferior parietal lobule, and supramarginal gyrus) that support cognitive control...
February 15, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196230/association-between-the-probability-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-normative-sex-related-phenotypic-diversity-in-brain-structure
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Christine Ecker, Derek S Andrews, Christina M Gudbrandsen, Andre F Marquand, Cedric E Ginestet, Eileen M Daly, Clodagh M Murphy, Meng-Chuan Lai, Michael V Lombardo, Amber N V Ruigrok, Edward T Bullmore, John Suckling, Steven C R Williams, Simon Baron-Cohen, Michael C Craig, Declan G M Murphy
Importance: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is 2 to 5 times more common in male individuals than in female individuals. While the male preponderant prevalence of ASD might partially be explained by sex differences in clinical symptoms, etiological models suggest that the biological male phenotype carries a higher intrinsic risk for ASD than the female phenotype. To our knowledge, this hypothesis has never been tested directly, and the neurobiological mechanisms that modulate ASD risk in male individuals and female individuals remain elusive...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192686/the-down-syndrome-brain-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-fibrillar-%C3%AE-amyloidosis
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Tiina Annus, Liam R Wilson, Julio Acosta-Cabronero, Arturo Cardenas-Blanco, Young T Hong, Tim D Fryer, Jonathan P Coles, David K Menon, Shahid H Zaman, Anthony J Holland, Peter J Nestor
People with Down syndrome (DS) have a neurodevelopmentally distinct brain and invariably developed amyloid neuropathology by age 50. This cross-sectional study aimed to provide a detailed account of DS brain morphology and the changes occuring with amyloid neuropathology. Forty-six adults with DS underwent structural and amyloid imaging-the latter using Pittsburgh compound B (PIB) to stratify the cohort into PIB-positive (n = 19) and PIB-negative (n = 27). Age-matched controls (n = 30) underwent structural imaging...
January 17, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191353/alterations-in-cortical-thickness-and-white-matter-integrity-in-mild-to-moderate-communicating-hydrocephalic-school-aged-children-measured-by-whole-brain-cortical-thickness-mapping-and-dti
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Siyu Zhang, Xinjian Ye, Guanghui Bai, Yuchuan Fu, Chuanwan Mao, Aiqin Wu, Xiaozheng Liu, Zhihan Yan
Follow-up observation is required for mild-to-moderate hydrocephalic patients because of the potential damage to brain. However, effects of mild-to-moderate hydrocephalus on gray and white matter remain unclear in vivo. Using structural MRI and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), current study compared the cortical thickness and white matter integrity between children with mild-to-moderate communicating hydrocephalus and healthy controls. The relationships between cortical changes and intelligence quota were also examined in patients...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188856/mri-correlates-of-interaction-between-gender-and-expressive-suppression-among-the-chinese-population
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Kangcheng Wang, Li Chen, Xin Hou, Yong Zhang, Junyi Yang, Xin Hao, Jiang Qiu
Expressive suppression is a kind of emotion regulation strategies by suppressing behaviors related to emotional responding. Despite the amount of behavioral research on expressive suppression, the structural and functional mechanisms underlying the interaction between gender and expressive suppression in Chinese healthy subjects have remained unknown. In the current study, we assessed the levels of expressive suppression and acquired the structural and functional imaging data from 273 Chinese individuals. A nearly automatic cortical processing technique was used to calculate cortical thickness for each subject...
February 7, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180083/lateralized-occipital-degeneration-in-posterior-cortical-atrophy-predicts-visual-field-deficits
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Rebecca S Millington, Merle James-Galton, Mari N Maia Da Silva, Gordon T Plant, Holly Bridge
BACKGROUND: Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), the visual variant of Alzheimer's disease, leads to high-level visual deficits such as alexia or agnosia. Visual field deficits have also been identified, but often inconsistently reported. Little is known about the pattern of visual field deficits or the underlying cortical changes leading to this visual loss. METHODS: Multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging was used to investigate differences in gray matter volume, cortical thickness, white matter microstructure and functional activity in patients with PCA compared to age-matched controls...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176436/differential-microstructural-and-morphological-abnormalities-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease-evidence-from-cortical-and-deep-gray-matter
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Nan-Jie Gong, Chun-Chung Chan, Lam-Ming Leung, Chun-Sing Wong, Russell Dibb, Chunlei Liu
One aim of this study is to use non-Gaussian diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) for capturing microstructural abnormalities in gray matter of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The other aim is to compare DKI metrics against thickness of cortical gray matter and volume of deep gray matter, respectively. A cohort of 18 patients with AD, 18 patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and 18 normal controls underwent morphological and DKI MR imaging. Images were investigated using regions-of-interest-based analyses for deep gray matter and vertex-wise analyses for cortical gray matter...
February 8, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169581/gray-matter-trophism-cognitive-impairment-and-depression-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Emanuele Pravatà, Maria A Rocca, Paola Valsasina, Gianna C Riccitelli, Claudio Gobbi, Giancarlo Comi, Andrea Falini, Massimo Filippi
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment and depression frequently affects patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, the relationship between the occurrence of depression and cognitive impairment and the development of cortical atrophy has not been fully elucidated yet. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of cortical and deep gray matter (GM) volume with depression and cognitive impairment in MS. METHODS: Three-dimensional (3D) T1-weighted scans were obtained from 126 MS patients and 59 matched healthy controls...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169088/mapping-structural-covariance-networks-of-facial-emotion-recognition-in-early-psychosis-a-pilot-study
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Lisa Buchy, Mariapaola Barbato, Carolina Makowski, Signe Bray, Frank P MacMaster, Stephanie Deighton, Jean Addington
People with psychosis show deficits recognizing facial emotions and disrupted activation in the underlying neural circuitry. We evaluated associations between facial emotion recognition and cortical thickness using a correlation-based approach to map structural covariance networks across the brain. Fifteen people with an early psychosis provided magnetic resonance scans and completed the Penn Emotion Recognition and Differentiation tasks. Fifteen historical controls provided magnetic resonance scans. Cortical thickness was computed using CIVET and analyzed with linear models...
February 3, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159689/investigation-of-the-confounding-effects-of-vasculature-and-metabolism-on-computational-anatomy-studies
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C L Tardif, C J Steele, L Lampe, P-L Bazin, P Ragert, A Villringer, C J Gauthier
Computational anatomy studies typically use T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging contrast to look at local differences in cortical thickness or grey matter volume across time or subjects. This type of analysis is a powerful and non-invasive tool to probe anatomical changes associated with neurodevelopment, aging, disease or experience-induced plasticity. However, these comparisons could suffer from biases arising from vascular and metabolic subject- or time-dependent differences. Differences in blood flow and volume could be caused by vasodilation or differences in vascular density, and result in a larger signal contribution of the blood compartment within grey matter voxels...
February 1, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159210/neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-preterm-infants-fed-human-milk-a-systematic-review
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Beatrice E Lechner, Betty R Vohr
The neurodevelopmental benefits of breast milk feedings for preterm infants have been controversial. However, the effect on preterm infant neurodevelopment is sustained into childhood. The effects of breast milk feeding during the neonatal period and the duration of breastfeeding display effects on cognition into adolescence. The volume of breast milk received is a key factor in these effects. Additionally, emerging studies support the effects of human milk on structural brain development, such as increased white matter development and increased cortical thickness...
March 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157834/reduced-cortical-volume-and-thickness-and-their-relationship-to-medical-and-operative-features-in-post-fontan-children-and-adolescents
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Christopher G Watson, Christian Stopp, David Wypij, Jane W Newburger, Michael J Rivkin
BACKGROUND: We compared brain cortical and subcortical gray matter volumes and cortical thickness between post-Fontan patients and healthy controls, and examined brain anatomical associations with operative and medical history characteristics. METHODS: Post-Fontan (n = 128 volumes; n = 115 thickness) and control subjects (n = 48 volumes; n = 45 thickness) underwent brain MRI at ages 10-19 years. Subcortical and cortical volumes and cortical thicknesses were measured for intergroup comparison...
February 3, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139357/morphological-brain-changes-associated-with-negative-symptoms-in-patients-with-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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Angeline Mihailov, Maria Carmela Padula, Elisa Scariati, Marie Schaer, Maude Schneider, Stephan Eliez
Approximately 30% of individuals with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11DS) develop schizophrenia during adolescence/early adulthood, making this syndrome a model for the disorder. Furthermore, negative symptoms exist in up to 80% of patients diagnosed with 22q11DS. The present study aims to uncover morphological brain alterations associated with negative symptoms in a cohort of patients with 22q11DS who are at-risk for developing schizophrenia. A total of 71 patients with 22q11DS aged 12 to 35 (54% females) with no past or present diagnosis of a schizophrenia were included in the study...
January 27, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139019/from-single-cells-single-columns-to-cortical-networks-dendritic-excitability-coincidence-detection-and-synaptic-transmission-in-brain-slices-and-brains
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Bert Sakmann
While patch pipettes were initially designed to record extracellularly elementary current events from muscle and neuron membrane, the whole-cell (eg Sakmann, 1992) and loose cell-attached recording configurations proved to be useful tools for examining signaling within and between nerve cells. In this Paton Lecture I will summarize first work on electrical signaling within single neurons, describing communication between its dendritic compartments, soma and nerve terminals via forward and backward propagating action potentials...
January 31, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137552/small-vessel-disease-is-linked-to-disrupted-structural-network-covariance-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Sean M Nestor, Bratislav Mišić, Joel Ramirez, Jiali Zhao, Simon J Graham, Nicolaas P L G Verhoeff, Donald T Stuss, Mario Masellis, Sandra E Black
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is thought to contribute to Alzheimer's disease (AD) through abnormalities in white matter networks. Gray matter (GM) hub covariance networks share only partial overlap with white matter connectivity, and their relationship with SVD has not been examined in AD. METHODS: We developed a multivariate analytical pipeline to elucidate the cortical GM thickness systems that covary with major network hubs and assessed whether SVD and neurodegenerative pathologic markers were associated with attenuated covariance network integrity in mild AD and normal elderly control subjects...
January 27, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130065/measuring-neuroplasticity-associated-with-cerebral-palsy-rehabilitation-an-mri-based-power-analysis
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Lee B Reid, Alex M Pagnozzi, Simona Fiori, Roslyn N Boyd, Nicholas Dowson, Stephen E Rose
Researchers in the field of child neurology are increasingly looking to supplement clinical trials of motor rehabilitation with neuroimaging in order to better understand the relationship between behavioural training, brain changes, and clinical improvements. Randomised controlled trials are typically accompanied by sample size calculations to detect clinical improvements but, despite the large cost of neuroimaging, not equivalent calculations for concurrently acquired imaging neuroimaging measures of changes in response to intervention...
January 24, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
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