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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821687/mri-substrates-of-sustained-attention-system-and-cognitive-impairment-in-pediatric-ms-patients
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Ermelinda De Meo, Lucia Moiola, Angelo Ghezzi, Pierangelo Veggiotti, Ruggero Capra, Maria Pia Amato, Elisabetta Pagani, Agnese Fiorino, Lorena Pippolo, Maria C Pera, Giancarlo Comi, Andrea Falini, Massimo Filippi, Maria A Rocca
OBJECTIVE: To explore the structural and functional integrity of the sustained attention system in patients with pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) and its effect on cognitive impairment. METHODS: We enrolled 57 patients with pediatric MS and 14 age- and sex-matched healthy controls (HCs). Patients with >3 abnormal tests at neuropsychological evaluation were classified as cognitively impaired (CI). Sustained attention system activity was studied with fMRI during the Conners Continuous Performance Test (CCPT)...
August 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819211/dynamic-local-connectivity-uncovers-altered-brain-synchrony-during-propofol-sedation
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Rose Dawn Bharath, Rajanikant Panda, Jitender Saini, Kamath Sriganesh, G S Umamaheswara Rao
Human consciousness is considered a result of the synchronous "humming" of multiple dynamic networks. We performed a dynamic functional connectivity analysis using resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) in 14 patients before and during a propofol infusion to characterize the sedation-induced alterations in consciousness. A sliding 36-second window was used to derive 59 time points of whole brain integrated local connectivity measurements. Significant changes in the connectivity strength (Z Corr) at various time points were used to measure the connectivity fluctuations during awake and sedated states...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809854/in-the-grip-of-worry-cerebral-blood-flow-changes-during-worry-induction-and-reappraisal-in-late-life-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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H T Karim, D L Tudorascu, M A Butters, S Walker, H J Aizenstein, C Andreescu
Severe worry includes a complex blend of maladaptive affective and cognitive processes. Contrary to other forms of anxiety, there is no consensus in the field regarding the neural basis of worry. To date, no study has looked at neural patterns associated specifically with in-scanner induction and reappraisal of worry. In this study, we attempt to describe distinct components of the 'neural phenomenology' of worry: induction, maintenance, severity and reappraisal, by using a personalized, in-scanner worry script...
August 15, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759780/neural-correlates-of-evaluating-self-and-close-other-in-physical-academic-and-prosocial-domains
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R van der Cruijsen, S Peters, E A Crone
Behavioral studies showed that self-concept can be distinguished into different domains, but few neuroimaging studies have investigated either domain-specific or valence-specific activity. Here, we investigated whether evaluating self- and mother-traits in three domains (physical, academic, prosocial) relies on similar or distinct brain regions. Additionally, we explored the topical discussion in the literature on whether vmPFC activity during self-evaluations is induced by valence or importance of traits. Participants evaluated themselves and their mothers on positive and negative traits in three domains...
July 28, 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754515/maternal-systemic-interleukin-6-during-pregnancy-is-associated-with-newborn-amygdala-phenotypes-and-subsequent-behavior-at-2-years-of-age
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Alice M Graham, Jerod M Rasmussen, Marc D Rudolph, Christine M Heim, John H Gilmore, Martin Styner, Steven G Potkin, Sonja Entringer, Pathik D Wadhwa, Damien A Fair, Claudia Buss
BACKGROUND: Maternal inflammation during pregnancy increases the risk for offspring psychiatric disorders and other adverse long-term health outcomes. The influence of inflammation on the developing fetal brain is hypothesized as one potential mechanism but has not been examined in humans. METHODS: Participants were adult women (N = 86) who were recruited during early pregnancy and whose offspring were born after 34 weeks' gestation. A biological indicator of maternal inflammation (interleukin-6) that has been shown to influence fetal brain development in animal models was quantified serially in early, mid-, and late pregnancy...
June 19, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747521/a-novel-18-f-labeled-kappa-opioid-receptor-antagonist-as-pet-radiotracer-synthesis-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-18-f-ly2459989-in-non-human-primates
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Songye Li, Zhengxin Cai, Ming-Qiang Zheng, Daniel Holden, Mika Naganawa, Shu-Fei Lin, Jim Ropchan, David Labaree, Michael Kapinos, Teresa Lara-Jaime, Antonio Navarro, Yiyun Huang
The kappa opioid receptor (KOR) is implicated in depression, addictions, and other central nervous system (CNS) disorders and thus an important target for drug development. We have previously developed a number of (11)C-labeled PET radiotracers for KOR imaging in humans. Here we report the synthesis and evaluation of (18)F-LY2459989 as the first (18)F-labeled KOR antagonist radiotracer in non-human primates and its comparison with (11)C-LY2459989. Methods: The novel radioligand (18)F-LY2459989 was synthesized by (18)F-displacement of a nitro group or an iodonium ylide...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739522/bimodal-odor-processing-with-a-trigeminal-component-at-sub-and-suprathreshold-levels
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Robert Pellegrino, Edda Drechsler, Cornelia Hummel, Johnathan Warr, Thomas Hummel
Odors are typically bimodal in nature, interacting with the olfactory and trigeminal systems. The trigeminal component may be noticed (e.g. menthol) or perceptually ignored, leading to different neural substrates being recruited during odor encoding. Therefore, the current study was designed to explore the perceptual and central-nervous activations in response to pleasant bimodal odors using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In this study, healthy subjects were exposed to odorants alone (unimodal) or with a "cooling" trigeminal component (bimodal) at sub- and suprathreshold concentrations with a portable olfactometer in a 3 T fMRI scanner...
July 21, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722022/opioid-release-after-high-intensity-interval-training-in-healthy-human-subjects
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Tiina Saanijoki, Lauri Tuominen, Jetro J Tuulari, Lauri Nummenmaa, Eveliina Arponen, Kari Kalliokoski, Jussi Hirvonen
Central opioidergic mechanisms may modulate the positive effects of physical exercise such as mood elevation and stress reduction. How exercise intensity and concomitant effective changes affect central opioidergic responses is unknown. We studied the effects of acute physical exercise on the cerebral μ-opioid receptors (MOR) of 22 healthy recreationally active males using positron emission tomography (PET) and the MOR-selective radioligand [(11)C]carfentanil. MOR binding was measured in three conditions on separate days: after a 60-min aerobic moderate-intensity exercise session, after a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session, and after rest...
July 19, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682863/increased-interhemispheric-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-healthy-participants-with-insomnia-symptoms-a-randomized-clinical-consort-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Xuhua Li, Shougang Guo, Chunjuan Wang, Baojie Wang, Hao Sun, Xiaoting Zhang
BACKGROUND: Abnormalities within the insular cortex of the salience and thalamus of the hyperarousal network have been increasingly reported in healthy participants with insomnia symptoms by recent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) studies. However, little is known about the changes in functional interaction between the bilateral cerebral hemispheres in healthy participants with insomnia symptoms. METHODS: In a randomized trial, 27 healthy participants with insomnia symptoms and 27 age-, gender-, and educational level-matched healthy participants without insomnia symptoms underwent rsfMRI...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661034/context-induced-relapse-to-cocaine-seeking-after-punishment-imposed-abstinence-is-associated-with-activation-of-cortical-and-subcortical-brain-regions
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Yann Pelloux, Jennifer K Hoots, Carlo Cifani, Sweta Adhikary, Jennifer Martin, Angelica Minier-Toribio, Jennifer M Bossert, Yavin Shaham
We recently developed a rat model of context-induced relapse to alcohol seeking after punishment-imposed abstinence to mimic relapse after self-imposed abstinence due to adverse consequences of drug use. Here, we determined the model's generality to cocaine and have begun to explore brain mechanisms of context-induced relapse to cocaine seeking after punishment-imposed abstinence, using the activity marker Fos. In exp. 1, we trained rats to self-administer cocaine (0.75 mg/kg/infusion, 6 hours/day, 12 days) in context A...
June 29, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649489/brain-functional-connectivity-is-associated-with-visceral-sensitivity-in-women-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Adriane Icenhour, Suzanne T Witt, Sigrid Elsenbruch, Mats Lowén, Maria Engström, Kirsten Tillisch, Emeran A Mayer, Susanna Walter
Increased perception of visceral stimuli is a key feature of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). While altered resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) has been also reported in IBS, the relationship between visceral hypersensitivity and aberrant rsFC is unknown. We therefore assessed rsFC within the salience, sensorimotor and default mode networks in patients with and without visceral hypersensitivity and in healthy controls (HCs). An exploratory resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging study was performed in 41 women with IBS and 20 HCs...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637937/herpes-simplex-encephalitis-presenting-as-stroke-like-symptoms-with-atypical-mri-findings-and-lacking-cerebrospinal-fluid-pleocytosis
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Shintaro Tsuboguchi, Takahiro Wakasugi, Yoshitaka Umeda, Maiko Umeda, Mutsuo Oyake, Nobuya Fujita
A 73-year-old woman presented with sudden onset of right hemiparesis and was diagnosed as having cerebral infarction on the basis of diffusion-weighted brain MRI, which demonstrated lesions in the left parietal cortex. On the 3rd day, the patient developed right upper limb myoclonus, aphasia, and disturbance of consciousness with high fever. On the 6th day, she was transferred to our hospital with suspected viral encephalitis, and treatment with acyclovir was started. By the 6th day, the lesions detected by MRI had expanded to the gyrus cinguli, insula and thalamus, but not to the temporal lobe...
June 21, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634448/from-behavioral-facilitation-to-inhibition-the-neuronal-correlates-of-the-orienting-and-reorienting-of-auditory-attention
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Faith M Hanlon, Andrew B Dodd, Josef M Ling, Juan R Bustillo, Christopher C Abbott, Andrew R Mayer
Successful adaptive behavior relies on the ability to automatically (bottom-up) orient attention to different locations in the environment. This results in a biphasic pattern in which reaction times (RT) are faster for stimuli that occur in the same spatial location (valid) for the first few hundred milliseconds, which is termed facilitation. This is followed by faster RT for stimuli that appear in novel locations (invalid) after longer delays, termed inhibition of return. The neuronal areas and networks involved in the transition between states of facilitation and inhibition remain poorly understood, especially for auditory stimuli...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630661/intrainsular-connectivity-and-somatosensory-responsiveness-in-young-children-with-asd
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Michelle D Failla, Brittany R Peters, Haleh Karbasforoushan, Jennifer H Foss-Feig, Kimberly B Schauder, Brynna H Heflin, Carissa J Cascio
BACKGROUND: The human somatosensory system comprises dissociable paths for discriminative and affective touch, reflected in separate peripheral afferent populations and distinct cortical targets. Differences in behavioral and neural responses to affective touch may have an important developmental role in early social experiences, which are relevant for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHODS: Using probabilistic tractography, we compared the structural integrity of white matter pathways for discriminative and affective touch in young children with ASD and their typically developing (TD) peers...
2017: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622625/cigarette-smoking-is-associated-with-amplified-age-related-volume-loss-in-subcortical-brain-regions
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Timothy C Durazzo, Dieter J Meyerhoff, Karmen K Yoder, Donna E Murray
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging studies of cigarette smoking-related effects on human brain structure have primarily employed voxel-based morphometry, and the most consistently reported finding was smaller volumes or lower density in anterior frontal regions and the insula. Much less is known about the effects of smoking on subcortical regions. We compared smokers and non-smokers on regional subcortical volumes, and predicted that smokers demonstrate greater age-related volume loss across subcortical regions than non-smokers...
August 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567010/the-what-the-when-and-the-whether-of-intentional-action-in-the-brain-a-meta-analytical-review
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Laura Zapparoli, Silvia Seghezzi, Eraldo Paulesu
In their attempt to define discrete subcomponents of intentionality, Brass and Haggard (2008) proposed their What, When, and Whether model (www-model) which postulates that the content, the timing and the possibility of generating an action can be partially independent both at the cognitive level and at the level of their neural implementation. The original proposal was based on a limited number of studies, which were reviewed with a discursive approach. To assess whether the model stands in front of the more recently published data, we performed a systematic review of the literature with a meta-analytic method based on a hierarchical clustering (HC) algorithm...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558004/diagnostic-potential-of-multimodal-neuroimaging-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Jooyeon Jamie Im, Binna Kim, Jaeuk Hwang, Jieun E Kim, Jung Yoon Kim, Sandy Jeong Rhie, Eun Namgung, Ilhyang Kang, Sohyeon Moon, In Kyoon Lyoo, Chang-Hyun Park, Sujung Yoon
Despite accumulating evidence of physiological abnormalities related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the current diagnostic criteria for PTSD still rely on clinical interviews. In this study, we investigated the diagnostic potential of multimodal neuroimaging for identifying posttraumatic symptom trajectory after trauma exposure. Thirty trauma-exposed individuals and 29 trauma-unexposed healthy individuals were followed up over a 5-year period. Three waves of assessments using multimodal neuroimaging, including structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion-weighted MRI, were performed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554230/transcutaneous-spinal-direct-current-stimulation-alters-resting-state-functional-connectivity
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Lauren Schweizer, Christine H Meyer-Frieβem, Peter K Zahn, Martin Tegenthoff, Tobias Schmidt-Wilcke
Transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) is a noninvasive method that can modulate spinal reflexes, sensory afferent conduction, and even pain perception. Although neurophysiological evidence suggests that tsDCS alters somatosensory and nociceptive afferent conduction to the cortex, its supraspinal effects have not yet been investigated by using functional imaging to investigate tsDCS-induced alterations in intrinsic functional connectivity (FC). Therefore, we hypothesize that tsDCS-induced changes in neurophysiological measures might also be reflected in spontaneous brain activity...
June 28, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552670/altered-brain-correlates-of-response-inhibition-and-error-processing-in-females-with-obesity-and-sweet-food-addiction-a-functional-magnetic-imaging-study
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Jui-Sheng Hsu, Peng-Wei Wang, Chih-Hung Ko, Tsyh-Jyi Hsieh, Chiao-Yun Chen, Ju-Yu Yen
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impulsivity and brain correlates of response inhibition and error processing among females with obesity and sweet food addiction (O & SFA). METHODS: We evaluated the response inhibition and error processing by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in subjects with O & SFA and controls. Twenty females with O & SFA and 20 controls were recruited. All subjects performed the event-related designed Go/No-go task under fMRI and completed questionnaires related to food craving and impulsivity...
May 25, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541428/dissociable-roles-of-cerebral-%C3%AE-opioid-and-type-2-dopamine-receptors-in-vicarious-pain-a-combined-pet-fmri-study
#20
Tomi Karjalainen, Henry K Karlsson, Juha M Lahnakoski, Enrico Glerean, Pirjo Nuutila, Iiro P Jääskeläinen, Riitta Hari, Mikko Sams, Lauri Nummenmaa
Neuroimaging studies have shown that seeing others in pain activates brain regions that are involved in first-hand pain, suggesting that shared neuromolecular pathways support processing of first-hand and vicarious pain. We tested whether the dopamine and opioid neurotransmitter systems involved in nociceptive processing also contribute to vicarious pain experience. We used in vivo positron emission tomography to quantify type 2 dopamine and μ-opioid receptor (D2R and MOR, respectively) availabilities in brains of 35 subjects...
May 24, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
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