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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926475/altered-resting-state-functional-connectivity-of-default-mode-network-and-sensorimotor-network-in-heavy-metal-music-lovers
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Yan Sun, Congcong Zhang, Shuxia Duan, Xiaoxia Du, Vince D Calhoun
The aim of this study was to investigate the spontaneous neural activity and functional connectivity (FC) in heavy metal music lovers (HMML) compared with classical music lovers (CML) during resting state. Forty HMML and 31 CML underwent resting-state functional MRI scans. Fractional amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations (fALFF) and seed-based resting-state FC were computed to explore regional activity and functional integration. A voxel-based two-sample t-test was used to test the differences between the two groups...
September 18, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921729/long-range-cortical-dynamics-a-perspective-from-the-mouse-sensorimotor-whisker-system
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REVIEW
Jianguang Ni, Jerry L Chen
In the mammalian neocortex, the capacity to dynamically route and coordinate the exchange of information between areas is a critical feature of cognitive function, enabling processes such as higher-level sensory processing and sensorimotor integration. Despite the importance attributed to long-range connections between cortical areas, their exact operations and role in cortical function remain an open question. In recent years, progress has been made in understanding long-range cortical circuits through work focused on the mouse sensorimotor whisker system...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918262/circuit-changes-in-motor-cortex-during-motor-skill-learning
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Andrew E Papale, Bryan M Hooks
Motor cortex is important for motor skill learning, particularly the dexterous skills necessary for our favorite sports and careers. We are especially interested in understanding how plasticity in motor cortex contributes to skill learning. Although human studies have been helpful in understanding the importance of motor cortex in learning skilled tasks, animal models are necessary for achieving a detailed understanding of the circuitry underlying these behaviors and the changes that occur during training. We review data from these models to try to identify sites of plasticity in motor cortex, focusing on rodents as a model system...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917007/specific-properties-of-the-si-and-sii-somatosensory-areas-and-their-effects-on-motor-control-a-system-neurophysiological-study
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Julia Friedrich, Moritz Mückschel, Christian Beste
Sensorimotor integration is essential for successful motor control and the somatosensory modality has been shown to have strong effects on the execution of motor plans. The primary (SI) and the secondary somatosensory (SII) cortices are known to differ in their neuroanatomical connections to prefrontal areas, as well as in their involvement to encode cognitive aspects of tactile processing. Here, we ask whether the area-specific processing architecture or the structural neuroanatomical connections with prefrontal areas determine the efficacy of sensorimotor integration processes for motor control...
September 15, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912425/predictive-models-of-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy-for-cirrhotic-patients-based-on-large-scale-brain-intrinsic-connectivity-networks
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Yun Jiao, Xun-Heng Wang, Rong Chen, Tian-Yu Tang, Xi-Qi Zhu, Gao-Jun Teng
We aimed to find the most representative connectivity patterns for minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) using large-scale intrinsic connectivity networks (ICNs) and machine learning methods. Resting-state fMRI was administered to 33 cirrhotic patients with MHE and 43 cirrhotic patients without MHE (NMHE). The connectivity maps of 20 ICNs for each participant were obtained by dual regression. A Bayesian machine learning technique, called Graphical Model-based Multivariate Analysis, was applied to determine ICN regions that characterized group differences...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890690/a-cohesive-framework-for-motor-stereotypy-in-typical-and-atypical-development-the-role-of-sensorimotor-integration
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Robin L Shafer, Karl M Newell, Mark H Lewis, James W Bodfish
Stereotyped motor behavior manifests as rhythmic, repetitive movements. It is common in several neurologic and psychiatric disorders where it is considered maladaptive. However, it also occurs early in typical development where it serves an adaptive function in the development of complex, controlled motor behavior. Currently, no framework accounts for both adaptive and maladaptive forms of motor stereotypy. We propose a conceptual model that implicates sensorimotor mechanisms in the phenomenology of adaptive and maladaptive stereotypy...
2017: Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890001/association-between-resting-state-brain-network-topological-organization-and-creative-ability-evidence-from-a-multiple-linear-regression-model
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Bingqing Jiao, Delong Zhang, Aiying Liang, Bishan Liang, Zengjian Wang, Junchao Li, Yuxuan Cai, Mengxia Gao, Zhenni Gao, Song Chang, Ruiwang Huang, Ming Liu
Previous studies have indicated a tight linkage between resting-state functional connectivity of the human brain and creative ability. This study aimed to further investigate the association between the topological organization of resting-state brain networks and creativity. Therefore, we acquired resting-state fMRI data from 22 high-creativity participants and 22 low-creativity participants (as determined by their Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking scores). We then constructed functional brain networks for each participant and assessed group differences in network topological properties before exploring the relationships between respective network topological properties and creative ability...
September 7, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888042/effect-of-a-multinutrient-intervention-after-ischemic-stroke-in-female-c57bl-6-mice
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Maximilian Wiesmann, Nienke M Timmer, Bastian Zinnhardt, Dirk Reinhard, Sarah Eligehausen, Anja Königs, Hasnae Ben Jeddi, Pieter J Dederen, Andreas H Jacobs, Amanda J Kiliaan
Stroke can affect females very differently from males, and therefore preclinical research on underlying mechanisms and the effects of interventions should not be restricted to male subjects, and treatment strategies for stroke should be tailored to benefit both sexes. Previously, we demonstrated that a multinutrient intervention (Fortasyn) improved impairments after ischemic stroke induction in male C57Bl/6 mice, but the therapeutic potential of this dietary treatment remained to be investigated in females...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885964/cervical-joint-position-sense-in-hypobaric-conditions-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Diana Bagaianu, Damien Van Tiggelen, N Duvigneaud, Veerle Stevens, Danny Schroyen, Dirk Vissenaeken, Gino D'Hondt, Laurent Pitance
Well-adapted motor actions require intact and well-integrated information from all of the sensory systems, specifically the visual, vestibular, and somatosensory systems, including proprioception. Proprioception is involved in the sensorimotor control by providing the central nervous system with an updated body schema of the biomechanical and spatial properties of the body parts. With regard to the cervical spine, proprioceptive information from joint and muscle mechanoreceptors is integrated with vestibular and visual feedback to control head position, head orientation, and whole body posture...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874111/the-fall-in-older-adults-physical-and-cognitive-problems
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Bernard Demanze Laurence, Lacour Michel
BACKGROUND: The aging of posture and balance function alters the quality of life in older people and causes serious problems in terms of public health and socio-economic costs for our modern societies. METHOD: This article reviews the various causes of imbalance and dizziness in the elderly, and considers how to prevent falls, and how to rehabilitate a faller subject in order to regain a good quality of life. Two effective ways of intervention are discussed, emphasizing the crucial role of physical activity and cognitive stimulation, classic or using the latest technical advances in virtual reality and video games...
2017: Current Aging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872455/magnetic-eye-tracking-in-mice
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Hannah L Payne, Jennifer L Raymond
Eye movements provide insights about a wide range of brain functions, from sensorimotor integration to cognition; hence, the measurement of eye movements is an important tool in neuroscience research. We describe a method, based on magnetic sensing, for measuring eye movements in head-fixed and freely moving mice. A small magnet was surgically implanted on the eye, and changes in the magnet angle as the eye rotated were detected by a magnetic field sensor. Systematic testing demonstrated high resolution measurements of eye position of <0...
September 5, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864245/musical-training-increases-functional-connectivity-but-does-not-enhance-mu-suppression
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C Carolyn Wu, Jeff P Hamm, Vanessa K Lim, Ian J Kirk
Musical training provides an ideal platform for investigating action representation for sound. Learning to play an instrument requires integration of sensory and motor perception-action processes. Functional neuroimaging studies have indicated that listening to trained music can result in the activity in premotor areas, even after a short period of training. These studies suggest that action representation systems are heavily dependent on specific sensorimotor experience. However, others suggest that because humans naturally move to music, sensorimotor training is not necessary and there is a more general action representation for music...
August 31, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853161/jaw-sensorimotor-control-in-healthy-adults-and-effects-of-aging
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REVIEW
Limor Avivi-Arber, Barry J Sessle
The orofacial sensorimotor system is a unique system significantly distinguished from the spinal sensorimotor system. The jaw muscles are involved in mastication, swallowing and articulatory speech movements and their integration with respiration. These sensorimotor functions are vital for sustaining life and necessitate complex neuromuscular processing to provide for exquisite sensorimotor control of numerous orofacial muscles. The function of the jaw muscles in relation to sensorimotor control of these movements may be subject to aging-related declines...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843401/dystonia-then-and-now
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Cynthia L Comella
INTRODUCTION: Dystonia is a rare disorder that has undergone extensive scientific investigation leading to a transformation of understanding over the past century. METHODS: This manuscript was prepared through a review of relevant literature for each topic. RESULTS: Historically dystonia was considered the manifestation of psychiatric disorders. Subsequently, investigations have firmly established this as a neurological disorder. Though electrophysiological and imaging, dystonia is thought to arise from a loss inhibition of motor programs, defective sensorimotor integration and abnormal plasticity...
June 30, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835651/brain-plasticity-following-mi-bci-training-combined-with-tdcs-in-a-randomized-trial-in-chronic-subcortical-stroke-subjects-a-preliminary-study
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Xin Hong, Zhong Kang Lu, Irvin Teh, Fatima Ali Nasrallah, Wei Peng Teo, Kai Keng Ang, Kok Soon Phua, Cuntai Guan, Effie Chew, Kai-Hsiang Chuang
Brain-computer interface-assisted motor imagery (MI-BCI) or transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been used in stroke rehabilitation, though their combinatory effect is unknown. We investigated brain plasticity following a combined MI-BCI and tDCS intervention in chronic subcortical stroke patients with unilateral upper limb disability. Nineteen patients were randomized into tDCS and sham-tDCS groups. Diffusion and perfusion MRI, and transcranial magnetic stimulation were used to study structural connectivity, cerebral blood flow (CBF), and corticospinal excitability, respectively, before and 4 weeks after the 2-week intervention...
August 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835523/role-of-digit-placement-control-on-sensorimotor-transformations-for-dexterous-manipulation
#16
Daisuke Shibata, Marco Santello
Dexterous manipulation relies on the ability to modulate grasp forces to variable digit position. However, the sensorimotor mechanisms underlying such critical ability are not well understood. The present study addressed whether digit force-to-position modulation relies entirely on feedback of digit placement and force, or on the integration of such feedback with motor commands responsible for digit positioning. In two experiments, we asked 25 subjects to estimate the index fingertip position relative to the thumb (Perception test), or grasp and lift an object with an asymmetrical mass distribution while preventing object roll (Action test)...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834083/microstructural-white-matter-tract-alteration-in-prader-willi-syndrome-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
#17
Lauren J Rice, Jim Lagopoulos, Michael Brammer, Stewart L Einfeld
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder characterized by infantile hypotonia, hyperphagia, hypogonadism, growth hormone deficiency, intellectual disability, and severe emotional and behavioral problems. The brain mechanisms that underpin these disturbances are unknown. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) enables in vivo investigation of the microstructural integrity of white matter pathways. To date, only one study has used DTI to examine white matter alterations in PWS. However, that study used selected regions of interest, rather than a whole brain analysis...
September 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832359/functional-dyspepsia-and-gastroparesis
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Jan Tack, Florencia Carbone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes recent progress in the epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of functional dyspepsia and gastroparesis. RECENT FINDINGS: The definition of functional dyspepsia and its subgroups has been revised in the recent Rome IV consensus. In gastroparesis, the symptom pattern and its similarities and differences from functional dyspepsia have been a focus of recent research. In functional dyspepsia, pathophysiological research continued to evaluate gastric sensorimotor dysfunctions, but low-grade inflammatory changes and loss of mucosal integrity in the duodenum is a new topic of intense research...
August 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831764/motor-impairment-and-compensation-in-a-hemiparkinsonian-rat-model-correlation-between-dopamine-depletion-severity-cerebral-metabolism-and-gait-patterns
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Elena Kordys, Nadine Apetz, Katharina Schneider, Eilidh Duncan, Beatriz Büschbell, Cathrin Rohleder, Michael Sué, Alexander Drzezga, Bernd Neumaier, Lars Timmermann, Heike Endepols
BACKGROUND: In Parkinson's disease (PD), cerebral dopamine depletion is associated with PD subtype-specific metabolic patterns of hypo- and hypermetabolism. It has been hypothesised that hypometabolism reflects impairment, while hypermetabolism may indicate compensatory activity. In order to associate metabolic patterns with pathophysiological and compensatory mechanisms, we combined resting state [(18)F]FDG-PET (to demonstrate brain metabolism in awake animals), [(18)F]FDOPA-PET (dopamine depletion severity) and gait analysis in a unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine rat model...
August 23, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830843/inhibition-of-tpa-induced-hemorrhagic-transformation-involves-adenosine-a2b-receptor-activation-after-cerebral-ischemia
#20
Qiang Li, Xiaoning Han, Xi Lan, Xiaohua Hong, Qian Li, Yufeng Gao, Tianqi Luo, Qingwu Yang, Raymond C Koehler, Yu Zhai, Jinyuan Zhou, Jian Wang
Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is administered after ischemic stroke to dissolve intravascular clots, but its use can lead to hemorrhagic transformation (HT). Therapeutic strategies to reduce hemorrhagic complications of tPA might be of benefit for stroke patients. Adenosine A2b receptor (A2bR) plays pivotal roles in regulating vascular protection in peripheral organs. This study explored whether A2bR agonist BAY 60-6583 reduces hemorrhage risk after tPA usage. Using a rat transient middle cerebral artery occlusion model, we showed that mRNA and protein expression of A2bR increased to a greater extent after ischemia-reperfusion than did expression of the other three adenosine receptors (A1, A2a, and A3)...
August 19, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
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