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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924527/cognitive-functioning-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-bold-fmri-study
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Lili Guo, Genji Bai, Hui Zhang, Daoyan Lu, Jiyong Zheng, Gang Xu
We aimed to analyze the association between resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (re-fMRI) and cognitive function (including language, executive, and memory functions) in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients, which will help to explore the mechanism of brain function in patients. 15 TLE patients and 15 non-TLE patients were recruited. All subjects underwent neuropsychological testing and memory functional evaluation. Changes in verbal intelligence quotient (VIQ), performance intelligence quotient (PIQ), full intelligence quotient (FIQ), and memory quotient (MQ) were compared between two groups...
December 6, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923496/neural-correlates-of-rdoc-reward-constructs-in-adolescents-with-diverse-psychiatric-symptoms-a-reward-flanker-task-pilot-study
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Kailyn A L Bradley, Julia A C Case, Rachel D Freed, Emily R Stern, Vilma Gabbay
BACKGROUND: There has been growing interest under the Research Domain Criteria initiative to investigate behavioral constructs and their underlying neural circuitry. Abnormalities in reward processes are salient across psychiatric conditions and may precede future psychopathology in youth. However, the neural circuitry underlying such deficits has not been well defined. Therefore, in this pilot, we studied youth with diverse psychiatric symptoms and examined the neural underpinnings of reward anticipation, attainment, and positive prediction error (PPE, unexpected reward gain)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914246/tract-based-analysis-of-white-matter-integrity-in-psychotic-and-nonpsychotic-bipolar-disorder
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Andrew Ji, Douglass Godwin, Jerrel Rutlin, Sridhar Kandala, Joshua S Shimony, Daniel Mamah
BACKGROUND: At least 50% of individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) present with psychosis during their lifetime. Psychotic symptoms have sometimes been linked to specific genetic and phenotypic markers. This study aims to explore potential differences between bipolar disorder subtypes by measuring white matter integrity of the brain and relationships with clinical measures. METHODS: Diffusion tensor imaging and clinical measures were acquired from 102 participants, grouped as psychotic bipolar disorder (PBD) (n=48), non-psychotic bipolar disorder (NBD) (n=24), and healthy controls (n=30)...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893236/training-in-the-adolescent-brain-an-fmri-training-study-on-divergent-thinking
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Sietske W Kleibeuker, Claire E Stevenson, Laura van der Aar, Sandy Overgaauw, Anna C van Duijvenvoorde, Eveline A Crone
Prior research suggests that adolescence is a time of enhanced sensitivity for practice and learning. In this study we tested the neural correlates of divergent thinking training in 15- to 16-year-old adolescents relative to an age-matched active control group. All participants performed an alternative uses task, a valid measure to test divergent thinking, while functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) images were acquired before and after a training program. In between the 2 scanning sessions the experimental group completed 2 weeks of divergent thinking training (8 sessions) and the control group completed 2 weeks of rule switching training (8 session)...
November 28, 2016: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882295/neuroanatomical-correlates-of-childhood-apraxia-of-speech-a-connectomic-approach
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Simona Fiori, Andrea Guzzetta, Jhimli Mitra, Kerstin Pannek, Rosa Pasquariello, Paola Cipriani, Michela Tosetti, Giovanni Cioni, Stephen E Rose, Anna Chilosi
Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a paediatric speech sound disorder in which precision and consistency of speech movements are impaired. Most children with idiopathic CAS have normal structural brain MRI. We hypothesize that children with CAS have altered structural connectivity in speech/language networks compared to controls and that these altered connections are related to functional speech/language measures. Whole brain probabilistic tractography, using constrained spherical deconvolution, was performed for connectome generation in 17 children with CAS and 10 age-matched controls...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873550/self-and-other-body-perception-in-anorexia-nervosa-the-role-of-posterior-dmn-nodes
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Esther Via, Ximena Goldberg, Isabel Sánchez, Laura Forcano, Ben J Harrison, Christopher G Davey, Jesús Pujol, Ignacio Martínez-Zalacaín, Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Carles Soriano-Mas, Narcís Cardoner, José M Menchón
OBJECTIVES: Body image distortion is a core symptom of anorexia nervosa (AN), which involves alterations in self- (and other's) evaluative processes arising during body perception. At a neural level, self-related information is thought to rely on areas of the so-called default mode network (DMN), which, additionally, shows prominent synchronised activity at rest. METHODS: Twenty female patients with AN and 20 matched healthy controls were scanned using magnetic resonance imaging when: (a) viewing video clips of their own body and another's body; (b) at rest...
November 22, 2016: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872591/mild-cognitive-impairment-is-not-mild-at-all-in-altered-activation-of-episodic-memory-brain-networks-evidence-from-ale-meta-analysis
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Pengyun Wang, Juan Li, Hui-Jie Li, Lijuan Huo, Rui Li
The present study conducted a quantitative meta-analysis aiming at assessing consensus across the functional neuroimaging studies of episodic memory in individuals with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and elucidating consistent activation patterns. An activation likelihood estimation (ALE) was conducted on the functional neuroimaging studies of episodic encoding and retrieval in aMCI individuals published up to March 31, 2015. Analyses covered 24 studies, which yielded 770 distinct foci. Compared to healthy controls, aMCI individuals showed statistically significant consistent activation differences in a widespread episodic memory network, not only in the bilateral medial temporal lobe and prefrontal cortex, but also in the angular gyrus, precunes, posterior cingulate cortex, and even certain more basic structures...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870781/neuroanatomical-assessment-of-the-impact-of-negative-emotion-on-explicit-memory-in-patients-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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In-Soo Jang, Gwang-Won Kim, Gwang-Woo Jeong
The aim of this study was to identify the brain activation patterns associated with emotionally neutral or unpleasant words during explicit memory tasks in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) using a functional MRI. Sixteen patients with OCD (mean age=31.4±10.1 years) and 16 healthy controls (mean age=32.6±5.8 years) who had no history of neurological or psychiatric illness underwent functional MRI examinations on a 3-T Siemens MR Scanner. The stimulation paradigm consisted of five times rest-condition, two times encoding of two-syllable words, and two times explicit retrieval of the previously learned words...
January 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864080/alterations-of-resting-state-functional-network-connectivity-in-the-brain-of-nicotine-and-alcohol-users
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Victor M Vergara, Jingyu Liu, Eric D Claus, Kent Hutchison, Vince Calhoun
Alcohol and nicotine intake result in neurological alterations at the circuit level. Resting state functional connectivity has shown great potential in identifying these alterations. However, current studies focus on specific seeds and leave out many brain regions where effects might exist. The present study uses a data driven technique for brain segmentation covering the whole brain. Functional magnetic-resonance-imaging (fMRI) data were collected from 188 subjects:51 non-substance consumption controls (CTR), 36 smoking-and-drinking subjects (SAD), 28 drinkers (DRN), and 73 smokers (SMK)...
November 15, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834153/childhood-trauma-is-associated-with-increased-brain-responses-to-emotionally-negative-as-compared-with-positive-faces-in-patients-with-psychotic-disorders
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M Aas, K Kauppi, C L Brandt, M Tesli, T Kaufmann, N E Steen, I Agartz, L T Westlye, O A Andreassen, I Melle
BACKGROUND: Childhood trauma increases risk of a range of mental disorders including psychosis. Whereas the mechanisms are unclear, previous evidence has implicated atypical processing of emotions among the core cognitive models, in particular suggesting altered attentional allocation towards negative stimuli and increased negativity bias. Here, we tested the association between childhood trauma and brain activation during emotional face processing in patients diagnosed with psychosis continuum disorders...
November 11, 2016: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825288/calendars-in-the-brain-their-perceptual-characteristics-and-possible-neural-substrate
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Vilayanur S Ramachandran, Melissa Vajanaphanich, Chaipat Chunharas
When we visualize a calendar, we have a vague impression of a rectangular grid hovering in front. But 1% of the population "see" vivid, crisp "calendar form" - e.g. an odd V shape as in subject ML. We found that (1) ML could "read off", months of her calendar - or alternate months - backward, unlike controls; (2) her eyes and index finger unconsciously "tracked" her reading; (3) her calendar moved with her gaze and tilted with her head; (4) after looking at a contracting spiral, her calendar expanded. In a second subject EA, the calendar was body centered and the access to episodic memories was partially "blocked" when she "looked away"...
October 2016: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802427/encephalography-connectivity-on-sources-in-male-nonsmokers-after-nicotine-administration-during-the-resting-state
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Paolo Ranzi, Jan A Freund, Christiane M Thiel, Christoph S Herrmann
We present an encephalography (EEG) connectivity study where 30 healthy male nonsmokers were randomly allocated either to a nicotine group (14 subjects, 7 mg of transdermal nicotine) or to a placebo group. EEG activity was recorded in an eyes-open (EO) and eyes-closed (EC) condition before and after drug administration. This is a reanalysis of a previous dataset. Through a source reconstruction procedure, we extracted 13 time series representing 13 sources belonging to a resting-state network. Here, we conducted connectivity analysis (renormalized partial directed coherence; rPDC) on sources, focusing on the frequency range of 8...
November 2, 2016: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781971/impact-of-cerebellar-atrophy-on-cortical-gray-matter-and-cerebellar-peduncles-as-assessed-by-voxel-based-morphometry-and-high-angular-resolution-diffusion-imaging
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Michael Dayan, G Olivito, M Molinari, Mara Cercignani, Marco Bozzali, M Leggio
In recent years the cerebellum has been attributed amore important role in higher-level functions than previously believed. We examined a cohort of patients suffering from cerebellar atrophy resulting in ataxia, with two main objectives: first to investigate which regions of the cerebrum were affected by the cerebellar degeneration, and second to assess whether diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) metrics within the medial (MCP) and superior cerebellar peduncle (SCP) - namely fractional anisotropy (FA) and radial diffusivity (RD) - could be used as a biomarker in patients with this condition...
October 26, 2016: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781150/brain-metabolite-levels-and-language-abilities-in-preschool-children
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Catherine Lebel, Frank P MacMaster, Deborah Dewey
INTRODUCTION: Language acquisition occurs rapidly during early childhood and lays the foundation for future reading success. However, little is known about the brain-language relationships in young children. The goal of this study was to investigate relationships between brain metabolites and prereading language abilities in healthy preschool-aged children. METHODS: Participants were 67 healthy children aged 3.0-5.4 years scanned on a 3T GE MR750w MRI scanner using short echo proton spectroscopy with a voxel placed in the anterior cingulate gyrus (n = 56) and/or near the left angular gyrus (n = 45)...
October 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778159/the-role-of-sleep-on-cognition-and-functional-connectivity-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Quinten van Geest, B Westerik, Y D van der Werf, J J G Geurts, H E Hulst
Sleep disturbances are common in multiple sclerosis (MS), but its impact on cognition and functional connectivity (FC) of the hippocampus and thalamus is unknown. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between sleep disturbances, cognitive functioning and resting-state (RS) FC of the hippocampus and thalamus in MS. 71 MS patients and 40 healthy controls underwent neuropsychological testing and filled out self-report questionnaires (anxiety, depression, fatigue, and subjective cognitive problems). Sleep disturbances were assed with the five-item version of the Athens Insomnia Scale...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776631/distinct-neural-mechanisms-underlie-the-success-precision-and-vividness-of-episodic-memory
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Franziska R Richter, Rose A Cooper, Paul M Bays, Jon S Simons
A network of brain regions have been linked with episodic memory retrieval, but limited progress has been made in identifying the contributions of distinct parts of the network. Here, we utilized continuous measures of retrieval to dissociate three components of episodic memory: retrieval success, precision, and vividness. In the fMRI scanner, participants encoded objects that varied continuously on three features: color, orientation, and location. Participants' memory was tested by having them recreate the appearance of the object features using a continuous dial, and continuous vividness judgments were recorded...
October 25, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770743/abnormalities-in-the-structural-covariance-of-emotion-regulation-networks-in-major-depressive-disorder
#17
Huawang Wu, Hui Sun, Chao Wang, Lin Yu, Yilan Li, Hongjun Peng, Xiaobing Lu, Qingmao Hu, Yuping Ning, Tianzi Jiang, Jinping Xu, Jiaojian Wang
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common psychiatric disorder that is characterized by cognitive deficits and affective symptoms. To date, an increasing number of neuroimaging studies have focused on emotion regulation and have consistently shown that emotion dysregulation is one of the central features and underlying mechanisms of MDD. Although gray matter morphological abnormalities in regions within emotion regulation networks have been identified in MDD, the interactions and relationships between these gray matter structures remain largely unknown...
January 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769831/corrigendum-to-the-right-angular-gyrus-combines-perceptual-and-response-related-expectancies-in-visual-search-tms-eeg-evidence-brain-stimulation-8-2015-816-22
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Francesca Bocca, Thomas Töllner, Hermann J Müller, Paul C Taylor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 14, 2016: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742666/medial-reward-and-lateral-non-reward-orbitofrontal-cortex-circuits-change-in-opposite-directions-in-depression
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Wei Cheng, Edmund T Rolls, Jiang Qiu, Wei Liu, Yanqing Tang, Chu-Chung Huang, XinFa Wang, Jie Zhang, Wei Lin, Lirong Zheng, JunCai Pu, Shih-Jen Tsai, Albert C Yang, Ching-Po Lin, Fei Wang, Peng Xie, Jianfeng Feng
The first brain-wide voxel-level resting state functional connectivity neuroimaging analysis of depression is reported, with 421 patients with major depressive disorder and 488 control subjects. Resting state functional connectivity between different voxels reflects correlations of activity between those voxels and is a fundamental tool in helping to understand the brain regions with altered connectivity and function in depression. One major circuit with altered functional connectivity involved the medial orbitofrontal cortex Brodmann area 13, which is implicated in reward, and which had reduced functional connectivity in depression with memory systems in the parahippocampal gyrus and medial temporal lobe, especially involving the perirhinal cortex Brodmann area 36 and entorhinal cortex Brodmann area 28...
December 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739612/structural-and-functional-connectivity-of-the-precuneus-and-thalamus-to-the-default-mode-network
#20
Samantha I Cunningham, Dardo Tomasi, Nora D Volkow
Neuroimaging studies have identified functional interactions between the thalamus, precuneus, and default mode network (DMN) in studies of consciousness. However, less is known about the structural connectivity of the precuneus and thalamus to regions within the DMN. We used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to parcellate the precuneus and thalamus based on their probabilistic white matter connectivity to each other and DMN regions of interest (ROIs) in 37 healthy subjects from the Human Connectome Database. We further assessed resting-state functional connectivity (RSFC) among the precuneus, thalamus, and DMN ROIs...
October 14, 2016: Human Brain Mapping
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