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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202336/functional-connectivity-in-resting-state-as-a-phonemic-fluency-ability-measure
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Anna Miró-Padilla, Elisenda Bueichekú, Noelia Ventura-Campos, María-Ángeles Palomar-García, César Ávila
There is some evidence that functional connectivity (FC) measures obtained at rest may reflect individual differences in cognitive capabilities. We tested this possibility by using the FAS test as a measure of phonemic fluency. Seed regions of the main brain areas involved in this task were extracted from meta-analysis results (Wagner et al., 2014) and used for pairwise resting-state FC analysis. Ninety-three undergraduates completed the FAS test outside the scanner. A correlation analysis was conducted between the F-A-S scores (behavioral testing) and the pairwise FC pattern of verbal fluency regions of interest...
February 12, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176413/anomalous-single-subject-based-morphological-cortical-networks-in-drug-naive-first-episode-major-depressive-disorder
#2
Taolin Chen, Keith M Kendrick, Jinhui Wang, Min Wu, Kaiming Li, Xiaoqi Huang, Yuejia Luo, Su Lui, John A Sweeney, Qiyong Gong
Major depressive disorder (MDD) has been associated with disruptions in the topological organization of brain morphological networks in group-level data. Such disruptions have not yet been identified in single-patients, which is needed to show relations with symptom severity and to evaluate their potential as biomarkers for illness. To address this issue, we conducted a cross-sectional structural brain network study of 33 treatment-naive, first-episode MDD patients and 33 age-, gender-, and education-matched healthy controls (HCs)...
February 8, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174532/resting-state-brain-abnormalities-in-chronic-subjective-tinnitus-a-meta-analysis
#3
Yu-Chen Chen, Fang Wang, Jie Wang, Fan Bo, Wenqing Xia, Jian-Ping Gu, Xindao Yin
Purpose: The neural mechanisms that give rise to the phantom sound of tinnitus have not been fully elucidated. Neuroimaging studies have revealed abnormalities in resting-state activity that could represent the neural signature of tinnitus, but there is considerable heterogeneity in the data. To address this issue, we conducted a meta-analysis of published neuroimaging studies aimed at identifying a common core of resting-state brain abnormalities in tinnitus patients. Methods: A systematic search was conducted for whole-brain resting-state neuroimaging studies with SPECT, PET and functional MRI that compared chronic tinnitus patients with healthy controls...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174127/altered-functional-connectivity-in-default-mode-network-in-internet-gaming-disorder-influence-of-childhood-adhd
#4
Deokjong Lee, Junghan Lee, Jung Eun Lee, Young-Chul Jung
OBJECTIVE: Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is a type of behavioral addiction characterized by abnormal executive control, leading to loss of control over excessive gaming. Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common comorbid disorders in IGD, involving delayed development of the executive control system, which could predispose individuals to gaming addiction. We investigated the influence of childhood ADHD on neural network features of IGD. METHODS: Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging analysis was performed on 44 young, male IGD subjects with and without childhood ADHD and 19 age-matched, healthy male controls...
February 5, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163677/human-brain-activity-related-to-the-tactile-perception-of-stickiness
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Jiwon Yeon, Junsuk Kim, Jaekyun Ryu, Jang-Yeon Park, Soon-Cheol Chung, Sung-Phil Kim
While the perception of stickiness serves as one of the fundamental dimensions for tactile sensation, little has been elucidated about the stickiness sensation and its neural correlates. The present study investigated how the human brain responds to perceived tactile sticky stimuli using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). To evoke tactile perception of stickiness with multiple intensities, we generated silicone stimuli with varying catalyst ratios. Also, an acrylic sham stimulus was prepared to present a condition with no sticky sensation...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162919/cholinergic-receptor-binding-in-alzheimer-disease-and-healthy-aging-assessment-in-vivo-with-positron-emission-tomography-imaging
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David L Sultzer, Rebecca J Melrose, Hannah Riskin-Jones, Theresa A Narvaez, Joseph Veliz, Timothy K Ando, Kevin O Juarez, Dylan G Harwood, Arthur L Brody, Mark A Mandelkern
OBJECTIVE: To compare regional nicotinic cholinergic receptor binding in older adults with Alzheimer disease (AD) and healthy older adults in vivo and to assess relationships between receptor binding and clinical symptoms. METHODS: Using cross-sectional positron emission tomography (PET) neuroimaging and structured clinical assessment, outpatients with mild to moderate AD (N = 24) and healthy older adults without cognitive complaints (C group; N = 22) were studied...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153806/a-study-of-brain-metabolism-in-fibromyalgia-by-positron-emission-tomography
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Chie Usui, Tsutomu Soma, Kotaro Hatta, Satoko Aratani, Hidetoshi Fujita, Kenya Nishioka, Yutaka Machida, Yoshiyuki Kuroiwa, Toshihiro Nakajima, Kusuki Nishioka
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to determine the brain regions with altered metabolism in patients with treatment-naïve fibromyalgia (FM). METHODS: We used [(18)F] fluoro-d-glucose positron emission tomography to examine a total of 18 treatment-naïve FM patients and 18 age- and sex-matched healthy controls not suffering from pain. A voxel-by-voxel group analysis was performed using statistical parametric mapping. RESULTS: No significant voxel (peak)-level results were detected in this study; however, some regions were detected as significant-size clusters...
January 30, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148969/structural-connectivity-variances-underlie-functional-and-behavioral-changes-during-pain-relief-induced-by-neuromodulation
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Richard L Lin, Gwenaëlle Douaud, Nicola Filippini, Thomas W Okell, Charlotte J Stagg, Irene Tracey
An increased understanding of the relationship between structural connections and functional and behavioral outcomes is an essential but under-explored topic in neuroscience. During transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)-induced analgesia, neuromodulation occurs through a top-down process that depends on inter-regional connections. To investigate whether variation in anatomical connectivity explains functional and behavorial outcomes during neuromodulation, we first combined tDCS and a tonic pain model with concurrent arterial spin labelling that measures cerebral perfusion related to ongoing neural activity...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144739/increased-insular-connectivity-with-emotional-regions-in-primary-insomnia-patients-a-resting-state-fmri-study
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Tianyue Wang, Jianhao Yan, Shumei Li, Wenfeng Zhan, Xiaofen Ma, Likun Xia, Meng Li, Chulan Lin, Junzhang Tian, Cheng Li, Guihua Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the abnormal connectivity patterns between the insular and the voxels of the brain in primary insomnia (PI) with insular-based functional connectivity (FC). METHODS: With the resting-state fMRI data acquired from 57 PI patients and 46 healthy controls, a two-sample t test was performed on individual FC correlation maps from two groups. The person correlation analysis was used to evaluate the relationship between the abnormal FC and clinical features...
January 31, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139359/altered-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuations-in-schizophrenia-patients-with-persistent-auditory-verbal-hallucinations
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Anna Alonso-Solís, Yolanda Vives-Gilabert, Maria J Portella, Mireia Rabella, Eva M Grasa, Alexandra Roldán, Alejandro Keymer-Gausset, Conrad Molins, Fidel Núñez-Marín, Beatriz Gómez-Ansón, Enric Alvarez, Iluminada Corripio
The aim of this study is to analyze the differences in low frequency fluctuation (LFF) values between schizophrenia patients with and without auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH). Nineteen schizophrenia patients with persistent AVH (HP), fourteen non-hallucinating schizophrenia patients (nHP) and twenty healthy controls (HC) underwent R-fMRI. LFF values were calculated in the slow frequency band (0.01-0.08Hz). By means of group level contrasts, we performed direct voxel-wise group comparisons. Both groups of patients showed decreased amplitude LFF (ALFF) values in the occipital pole and lingual gyrus compared to HC, whereas increased ALFF values were found in the temporal pole and fusifom gyrus...
January 28, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135213/brain-activity-for-tactile-allodynia-a-longitudinal-awake-rat-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-tracking-emergence-of-neuropathic-pain
#11
Pei-Ching Chang, Maria Virginia Centeno, Daniel Procissi, Alex Baria, A Vania Apkarian
Tactile allodynia, a condition in which innocuous mechanical stimuli are perceived as painful, is a common feature of chronic pain. However, how the brain reorganizes in relation to the emergence of tactile allodynia is still largely unknown. This may stem from the fact that experiments in humans are cross-sectional in nature, whereas animal brain imaging studies typically require anaesthesia rendering the brain incapable of consciously sensing or responding to pain. In this longitudinal functional magnetic resonance imaging study in awake rats, we tracked brain activity with the development of tactile allodynia...
March 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129051/mere-exposure-preference-change-for-novel-drinks-reflected-in-human-ventral-tegmental-area
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Ian C Ballard, Kelly Hennigan, Samuel M McClure
Preferences for novel stimuli tend to develop slowly over many exposures. Psychological accounts of this effect suggest that it depends on changes in the brain's valuation system. Participants consumed a novel fluid daily for 10 days and underwent fMRI on the first and last days. We hypothesized that changes in activation in areas associated with the dopamine system would accompany changes in preference. The change in activation in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) between sessions scaled with preference change...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126038/increase-in-brain-activation-due-to-sub-tasks-during-driving-fmri-study-using-new-mr-compatible-driving-simulator
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Mi-Hyun Choi, Hyung-Sik Kim, Hee-Jeong Yoon, Jung-Chul Lee, Ji-Hye Baek, Jin-Seung Choi, Gye-Rae Tack, Byung-Chan Min, Dae-Woon Lim, Soon-Cheol Chung
BACKGROUND: Several studies have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show that neural activity is associated with driving. fMRI studies have also elucidated the brain responses associated with driving while performing sub-tasks. It is important to note that these studies used computer mouses, trackballs, or joysticks to simulate driving and, thus, were not comparable to real driving situations. In order to overcome these limitations, we used a driving wheel and pedal equipped with an MR-compatible driving simulator (80 km/h)...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116563/frequency-dependent-changes-in-the-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuations-in-patients-with-wilson-s-disease-a-resting-state-fmri-study
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Xiaopeng Hu, Siyi Chen, Chang-Bing Huang, Yinfeng Qian, Yongqiang Yu
To investigate the frequency-dependent changes in the amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations (ALFF) in patients with Wilson's disease (WD). Resting-state function magnetic resonance imaging (R-fMRI) were employed to measure the amplitude of ALFF in 28 patients with WD and 27 matched normal controls. Slow-5 (0.01-0.027 Hz) and slow-4 (0.027-0.073 Hz) frequency bands were analyzed. Apart from the observation of atrophy in the cerebellum, basal ganglia, occipital gyrus, frontal gyrus, precentral gyrus, and paracentral lobule, we also found widespread differences in ALFF of the two bands in the medial frontal gyrus, inferior temporal gyrus, insula, basal ganglia, hippocampus/parahippocampal gyrus, and thalamus bilaterally...
January 24, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112029/two-patterns-of-anterior-insular-cortex-functional-connectivity-in-bipolar-disorder-and-schizophrenia
#15
Jian Li, Yanqing Tang, Fay Womer, Guoguang Fan, Qian Zhou, Wenge Sun, Ke Xu, Fei Wang
OBJECTIVES: Bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia (SZ) share structural abnormalities in the anterior insula cortex (AIC). The AIC appears to have a crucial role in emotional processing and regulation and cognitive control in BD and SZ. METHODS: Forty-six participants with BD, 68 with SZ and 66 healthy controls (HC) underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging scanning. Resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) from AIC subregions (ventral and dorsal) was compared among the three groups...
January 23, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087191/alterations-of-brain-activity-in-fibromyalgia-patients
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Passakorn Sawaddiruk, Sahattaya Paiboonworachat, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn C Chattipakorn
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome, characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain with diffuse tenderness at multiple tender points. Despite intense investigations, the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia remains elusive. Evidence shows that it could be due to changes in either the peripheral or central nervous system (CNS). For the CNS changes, alterations in the high brain area of fibromyalgia patients have been investigated but the definite mechanisms are still unclear. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Functional Magnetic Resonance (fMRI) have been used to gather evidence regarding the changes of brain morphologies and activities in fibromyalgia patients...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072803/neural-correlates-of-maladaptive-pain-behavior-in-chronic-neck-pain-a-single-case-control-fmri-study
#17
Konstantin Beinert, Audrey Mouthon, Martin Keller, Michael Mouthon, Jean-Marie Annoni, Wolfgang Taube
Chronic neck pain patients display functional impairments like decreased range of motion, decreased strength, and reduced sensorimotor function. In patients without structural damage, the reason for the persistence of pain is not well understood. Therefore, it is assumed that in chronic pain states, memory processes play an important role. We have now detected and tested a patient that might help us to better understand the neural correlates of maladaptive pain expectation/memory. This patient displays chronic neck pain and restricted unilateral motion of the cervical spine to the left...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066706/initial-and-sustained-brain-responses-to-threat-anticipation-in-blood-injection-injury-phobia
#18
Leonie Brinkmann, Hendrik Poller, Martin J Herrmann, Wolfgang Miltner, Thomas Straube
Blood-injection-injury (BII) phobia differs from other subtypes of specific phobia in that it is associated with elevated disgust-sensitivity as well as specific autonomic and brain responses during processing of phobia-relevant stimuli. To what extent these features play a role already during threat anticipation is unclear. In the current fMRI experiment, 16 female BII phobics and 16 female healthy controls anticipated the presentation of phobia-specific and neutral pictures. On the behavioral level, anxiety dominated the anticipatory period in BII phobics relative to controls, while both anxiety and disgust were elevated during picture presentation...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049086/structural-and-metabolic-differentiation-between-bipolar-disorder-with-psychosis-and-substance-induced-psychosis-an-integrated-mri-pet-study
#19
A C Altamura, G Delvecchio, G Marotta, L Oldani, A Pigoni, V Ciappolino, E Caletti, C Rovera, C Dobrea, C Arici, B Benatti, G Camuri, C Prunas, R A Paoli, B Dell'osso, C Cinnante, F M Triulzi, P Brambilla
BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorder (BD) may be characterized by the presence of psychotic symptoms and comorbid substance abuse. In this context, structural and metabolic dysfunctions have been reported in both BD with psychosis and addiction, separately. In this study, we aimed at identifying neural substrates differentiating psychotic BD, with or without substance abuse, versus substance-induced psychosis (SIP) by coupling, for the first time, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET)...
December 30, 2016: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031220/pathological-ponto-cerebello-thalamo-cortical-activations-in-primary-orthostatic-tremor-during-lying-and-stance
#20
Florian Schöberl, Katharina Feil, Guoming Xiong, Peter Bartenstein, Christian la Fougére, Klaus Jahn, Thomas Brandt, Michael Strupp, Marianne Dieterich, Andreas Zwergal
Primary orthostatic tremor is a rare neurological disease characterized mainly by a high frequency tremor of the legs while standing. The aim of this study was to identify the common core structures of the oscillatory circuit in orthostatic tremor and how it is modulated by changes of body position. Ten patients with orthostatic tremor and 10 healthy age-matched control subjects underwent a standardized neurological and neuro-ophthalmological examination including electromyographic and posturographic recordings...
January 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
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