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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077120/altered-fractional-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuation-associated-with-cognitive-dysfunction-in-first-episode-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-major-depressive-disorder-patients
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Manli Huang, Shaojia Lu, Liang Yu, Lingjiang Li, Peng Zhang, Jianbo Hu, Weihua Zhou, Shaohua Hu, Ning Wei, Jinwen Huang, Jian Weng, Yi Xu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that abnormities of both resting-state brain activity and cognitive dysfunction are frequently observed in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). However, the underlying relationship between these two aspects is less investigated. In this context, the aim of the present study was to investigate the association between cognitive dysfunction and altered resting-state brain function in first-episode drug-naïve MDD patients. METHODS: Twenty-five drug-naïve MDD patients and twenty-six age-, sex-, and education-matched normal controls were recruited in this study...
January 11, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076368/functional-laterality-of-task-evoked-activation-in-sensorimotor-cortex-of-preterm-infants-an-optimized-3-t-fmri-study-employing-a-customized-neonatal-head-coil
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Lukas Scheef, Jurek A Nordmeyer-Massner, Adam Pr Smith-Collins, Nicole Müller, Gaby Stegmann-Woessner, Jacob Jankowski, Jürgen Gieseke, Mark Born, Hermann Seitz, Peter Bartmann, Hans H Schild, Klaas P Pruessmann, Axel Heep, Henning Boecker
BACKGROUND: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in neonates has been introduced as a non-invasive method for studying sensorimotor processing in the developing brain. However, previous neonatal studies have delivered conflicting results regarding localization, lateralization, and directionality of blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) responses in sensorimotor cortex (SMC). Amongst the confounding factors in interpreting neonatal fMRI studies include the use of standard adult MR-coils providing insufficient signal to noise, and liberal statistical thresholds, compromising clinical interpretation at the single subject level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075038/effect-of-aerobic-exercise-on-cancer-associated-cognitive-impairment-a-proof-of-concept-rct
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K L Campbell, J W Y Kam, S E Neil-Sztramko, T Liu Ambrose, T C Handy, H Lim, S Hayden, L Hsu, A A Kirkham, C C Gotay, D C McKenzie, L A Boyd
BACKGROUND: Change in cognitive ability is a commonly reported side effect by breast cancer survivors (BCS). The underlying etiology of cognitive complaints is unclear and to date there is limited evidence for effective intervention strategies. Exercise has been shown to improve cognitive function in older adults and animal models treated with chemotherapy. This proof-of-concept randomized controlled trial (RCT) tested the effect of aerobic exercise versus usual lifestyle on cognitive function in postmenopausal BCS...
January 11, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072803/neural-correlates-of-maladaptive-pain-behavior-in-chronic-neck-pain-a-single-case-control-fmri-study
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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/28065850/deep-grey-matter-iron-accumulation-in-alcohol-use-disorder
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Michal Juhás, Hongfu Sun, Matthew R G Brown, Marnie B MacKay, Karl F Mann, Wolfgang H Sommer, Alan H Wilman, Serdar M Dursun, Andrew J Greenshaw
PURPOSE: Evaluate brain iron accumulation in alcohol use disorder (AUD) patients compared to controls using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM). METHODS: QSM was performed retrospectively by using phase images from resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). 20 male AUD patients and 15 matched healthy controls were examined. Susceptibility values were manually traced in deep grey matter regions including caudate nucleus, combined putamen and globus pallidus, combined substantia nigra and red nucleus, dentate nucleus, and a reference white matter region in the internal capsule...
January 5, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063366/white-matter-lesions-relate-to-tract-specific-reductions-in-functional-connectivity
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Carolyn D Langen, Hazel I Zonneveld, Tonya White, Wyke Huizinga, Lotte G M Cremers, Marius de Groot, Mohammad Arfan Ikram, Wiro J Niessen, Meike W Vernooij
White matter lesions play a role in cognitive decline and dementia. One presumed pathway is through disconnection of functional networks. Little is known about location-specific effects of lesions on functional connectivity. This study examined location-specific effects within anatomically-defined white matter tracts in 1584 participants of the Rotterdam Study, aged 50-95. Tracts were delineated from diffusion magnetic resonance images using probabilistic tractography. Lesions were segmented on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery images...
December 14, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062908/role-of-altered-cerebello-thalamo-cortical-network-in-the-neurobiology-of-essential-tremor
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Abhishek Lenka, Ketaki Swapnil Bhalsing, Rajanikant Panda, Ketan Jhunjhunwala, Rajini M Naduthota, Jitender Saini, Rose Dawn Bharath, Ravi Yadav, Pramod Kumar Pal
INTRODUCTION: Essential tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder among adults. Although ET has been recognized as a mono-symptomatic benign illness, reports of non-motor symptoms and non-tremor motor symptoms have increased its clinical heterogeneity. The neural correlates of ET are not clearly understood. The aim of this study was to understand the neurobiology of ET using resting state fMRI. METHODS: Resting state functional MR images of 30 patients with ET and 30 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were obtained...
January 6, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059709/microstructure-of-the-default-mode-network-in-preterm-infants
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J Cui, O Tymofiyeva, R Desikan, T Flynn, H Kim, D Gano, C P Hess, D M Ferriero, A J Barkovich, D Xu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Diffusion and fMRI has been providing insights to brain development in addition to anatomic imaging. This study aimed to evaluate the microstructure of white matter tracts underlying the default mode network in premature infants by using resting-state functional MR imaging in conjunction with diffusion tensor imaging-based tractography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of 44 preterm infants underwent structural T1-weighted imaging, resting-state fMRI, and DTI at 3T, including 21 infants with brain injuries and 23 infants with normal-appearing structural imaging as controls...
November 10, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056655/age-related-changes-in-gustatory-homeostatic-reward-and-memory-processing-of-sweet-taste-in-the-metabolic-syndrome-an-fmri-study
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Aaron Jacobson, Erin Green, Lori Haase, Jacquelyn Szajer, Claire Murphy
Age affects the human taste system at peripheral and central levels. Metabolic syndrome is a constellation of risk factors (e.g., abdominal obesity and hypertension) that co-occur, increase with age, and heighten risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cognitive decline. Little is known about how age, metabolic syndrome, and hunger state interact to influence how the brain processes information about taste. We investigated brain activation during the hedonic evaluation of a pleasant, nutritive stimulus (sucrose) within regions critical for taste, homeostatic energy regulation, and reward, as a function of the interactions among age, metabolic syndrome, and hunger condition...
January 1, 2017: Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054664/associations-among-executive-function-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-brain-network-properties-in-older-adults
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Toshikazu Kawagoe, Keiichi Onoda, Shuhei Yamaguchi
Aging is associated with deterioration in a number of cognitive functions. Previous reports have demonstrated the beneficial effect of physical fitness on cognitive function, especially executive function (EF). The graph theoretical approach models the brain as a complex network represented graphically as nodes and edges. We analyzed several measures of EF, an index of physical fitness, and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging data from healthy older volunteers to elucidate the associations among EF, cardiorespiratory fitness, and brain network properties...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052456/frontoparietal-activation-during-visual-conjunction-search-effects-of-bottom-up-guidance-and-adult-age
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David J Madden, Emily L Parks, Catherine W Tallman, Maria A Boylan, David A Hoagey, Sally B Cocjin, Micah A Johnson, Ying-Hui Chou, Guy G Potter, Nan-Kuei Chen, Lauren E Packard, Rachel E Siciliano, Zachary A Monge, Michele T Diaz
We conducted functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with a visual search paradigm to test the hypothesis that aging is associated with increased frontoparietal involvement in both target detection and bottom-up attentional guidance (featural salience). Participants were 68 healthy adults, distributed continuously across 19 to 78 years of age. Frontoparietal regions of interest (ROIs) were defined from resting-state scans obtained prior to task-related fMRI. The search target was defined by a conjunction of color and orientation...
January 4, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045051/randomized-trial-on-the-effects-of-a-combined-physical-cognitive-training-in-aged-mci-subjects-the-train-the-brain-study
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Age-related cognitive impairment and dementia are an increasing societal burden. Epidemiological studies indicate that lifestyle factors, e.g. physical, cognitive and social activities, correlate with reduced dementia risk; moreover, positive effects on cognition of physical/cognitive training have been found in cognitively unimpaired elders. Less is known about effectiveness and action mechanisms of physical/cognitive training in elders already suffering from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a population at high risk for dementia...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041652/abnormal-spontaneous-brain-activity-in-type-2-diabetic-retinopathy-revealed-by-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuations-a-resting-state-fmri-study
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Z-L Wang, L Zou, Z-W Lu, X-Q Xie, Z-Z Jia, C-J Pan, G-X Zhang, X-M Ge
AIM: To explore the altered spontaneous cerebral activity patterns and impaired functional regions in patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR) using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) based on the amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations (ALFF) algorithm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients with DR (mean age, 54.9±9.9 years; 11 females) and 17 healthy control subjects (54.8±5.7 years; 9 females) were prospectively studied. The DR patients underwent laboratory tests...
December 29, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032000/reduced-brain-activation-during-inhibitory-control-in-children-with-comt-val-val-genotype
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Lora M Cope, Jillian E Hardee, Mary E Soules, Margit Burmeister, Robert A Zucker, Mary M Heitzeg
INTRODUCTION: Behavioral undercontrol is a well-established risk factor for substance use disorder, identifiable at an early age well before the onset of substance use. However, the biological mechanistic structure underlying the behavioral undercontrol/substance use relationship is not well understood. The enzyme catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) catabolizes dopamine and norepinephrine in the prefrontal cortex and striatum, brain regions involved in behavioral control. The goal of this work was to investigate the association between genetic variation in COMT functioning and fronto-striatal brain functioning during successful inhibitory control, a critical aspect of behavioral control...
December 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029198/neural-responses-to-negative-outcomes-predict-success-in-community-based-substance-use-treatment
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Sarah E Forster, Peter R Finn, Joshua W Brown
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Activation in some specific brain regions has demonstrated promise as prognostic indicators in substance dependent individuals (SDIs) but this issue has not yet been explored in SDIs attending typical of community-based treatment. We used a data-driven, exploratory approach to identify brain-based predictors of treatment outcome in a representative community sample of SDIs. The predictive utility of brain-based measures was evaluated against clinical indicators, cognitive-behavioral performance, and self-report assessments...
December 28, 2016: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018183/changed-hub-and-corresponding-functional-connectivity-of-subgenual-anterior-cingulate-cortex-in-major-depressive-disorder
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Huawang Wu, Hui Sun, Jinping Xu, Yan Wu, Chao Wang, Jing Xiao, Shenglin She, Jianwei Huang, Wenjin Zou, Hongjun Peng, Xiaobing Lu, Guimao Huang, Tianzi Jiang, Yuping Ning, Jiaojian Wang
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most prevalent mental disorders. In the brain, the hubs of the brain network play a key role in integrating and transferring information between different functional modules. However, whether the changed pattern in functional network hubs contributes to the onset of MDD remains unclear. Using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) and graph theory methods, we investigated whether alterations of hubs can be detected in MDD. First, we constructed the whole-brain voxel-wise functional networks and calculated a functional connectivity strength (FCS) map in each subject in 34 MDD patients and 34 gender-, age- and education level-matched healthy controls (HCs)...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011437/childhood-poverty-is-associated-with-altered-hippocampal-function-and-visuospatial-memory-in-adulthood
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Elizabeth R Duval, Sarah N Garfinkel, James E Swain, Gary W Evans, Erika K Blackburn, Mike Angstadt, Chandra S Sripada, Israel Liberzon
Childhood poverty is a risk factor for poorer cognitive performance during childhood and adulthood. While evidence linking childhood poverty and memory deficits in adulthood has been accumulating, underlying neural mechanisms are unknown. To investigate neurobiological links between childhood poverty and adult memory performance, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during a visuospatial memory task in healthy young adults with varying income levels during childhood. Participants were assessed at age 9 and followed through young adulthood to assess income and related factors...
November 27, 2016: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011131/functional-brain-networks-in-treatment-resistant-schizophrenia
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Eleni P Ganella, Cali F Bartholomeusz, Caio Seguin, Sarah Whittle, Chad Bousman, Christina Phassouliotis, Ian Everall, Christos Pantelis, Andrew Zalesky
INTRODUCTION: Up to 20% of individuals with schizophrenia show minimal or no response to medication and are considered to have 'treatment-resistant' schizophrenia (TRS). Unlike early and established schizophrenia, few studies have investigated resting-state functional connectivity (rs-FC) in TRS. Here, we test for disruptions in FC and altered efficiency of functional brain networks in a well-characterized cohort of TRS patients. METHODS: Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to investigate functional brain networks in 42 TRS participants prescribed clozapine (30 males, mean age=41...
December 20, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010939/disentangling-subgroups-of-participants-recruiting-shared-as-well-as-different-brain-regions-for-the-execution-of-the-verb-generation-task-a-data-driven-fmri-study
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Leonardo Cerliani, Rajat M Thomas, Domenico Aquino, Valeria Contarino, Alberto Bizzi
The spatial pattern of task-related brain activity in fMRI studies might be expected to change according to several variables such as handedness and age. However this spatial heterogeneity might also be due to other unmodeled sources of inter-subject variability. Since group-level results reflect patterns of task-evoked brain activity common to most of the subjects in the sample, they could conceal the presence of subgroups recruiting other brain regions beyond the common pattern. To deal with these issues, data-driven methods can be used to detect the presence of sources of inter-subject variability that might be hard to identify and therefore model a priori...
December 7, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008075/deciphering-human-motion-to-discriminate-social-interactions-a-developmental-neuroimaging-study
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Laurie-Anne Sapey-Triomphe, Laurie Centelles, Muriel Roth, Pierre Fonlupt, Marie-Anne Hénaff, Christina Schmitz, Christine Assaiante
Non-verbal communication plays a major role in social interaction understanding. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we explored the development of the neural networks involved in social interaction recognition based on human motion in children (8-11), adolescents (13-17), and adults (20-41). Participants watched point-light videos depicting two actors interacting or moving independently and were asked whether these agents were interacting or not. All groups successfully performed the discrimination task, but children had a lower performance and longer response times than the older groups...
December 21, 2016: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
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