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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145183/catastrophe-reaction-and-emotionalism
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Antonio Carota, Julien Bogousslavsky
The catastrophic reaction (CR; a disruptive and uncontrolled behavior triggered by anger, irritability, and hostility) and emotionalism (a condition of uncontrolled crying or laughing) are disorders of the emotional regulation and expression, the prevalence of which is underestimated in neurology. Their occurrence is an additional factor of poor outcome for neurologic patients. Although they have been recognized and completely described in their clinical manifestations more than a century ago, many issues remain unsolved regarding their pathogenesis and the respective role of the brain damage and psychological factors...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137990/affective-blindsight-in-the-absence-of-input-from-face-processing-regions-in-occipital-temporal-cortex
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Christopher L Striemer, Robert L Whitwell, Melvyn A Goodale
Previous research suggests that the implicit recognition of emotional expressions may be carried out by pathways that bypass primary visual cortex (V1) and project to the amygdala. Some of the strongest evidence supporting this claim comes from case studies of "affective blindsight" in which patients with V1 damage can correctly guess whether an unseen face was depicting a fearful or happy expression. In the current study, we report a new case of affective blindsight in patient MC who is cortically blind following extensive bilateral lesions to V1, as well as face and object processing regions in her ventral visual stream...
November 11, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126929/machiavellian-tendencies-increase-following-damage-to-the-left-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex
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Shira Cohen-Zimerman, Aileen Chau, Frank Krueger, Barry Gordon, Jordan Grafman
Machiavellianism - a personality trait that is characterized by a tendency to distrust, deceive and exploit others - has been the focus of growing attention in psychological research. Neuroimaging studies of Machiavellianism highlight the influence of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) on Machiavellianism tendencies. However, knowledge regarding the causal role of the left and right dlPFC on Machiavellianism is still obscure. Here, we measured general Machiavellian tendencies, as well as two subscales (i...
November 7, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123351/the-effect-of-aromatherapy-with-the-essential-oil-of-orange-on-pain-and-vital-signs-of-patients-with-fractured-limbs-admitted-to-the-emergency-ward-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#4
Davood Hekmatpou, Yasaman Pourandish, Pouran Varvani Farahani, Ramin Parvizrad
Background and Objective: Pain is an emotional and unpleasant experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. The literature shows no study on the effect of aromatherapy with the essential oil of orange on unpleasant feelings of patients with fractured limbs. In this regard, this paper aims at studying the effect of aromatherapy with the essential oil of orange on patients with fractured limbs admitted to the emergency ward. Methods: Sixty patients admitted to the emergency ward of Vali-e-Asr Hospital were selected by purposive sampling method and then were divided into two groups of control and experiment by block method...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112855/teachers-stress-intensifies-violent-disciplining-in-tanzanian-secondary-schools
#5
Tobias Hecker, Katharina Goessmann, Mabula Nkuba, Katharin Hermenau
Violent forms of discipline in schools continue to be widespread across the globe despite their damaging effects. Since little is known about factors influencing the extent of violence applied by teachers, this study aimed to investigate the influence of teachers' stress, work satisfaction, and personal characteristics on their disciplining style. Using structural equation modeling, associations between violent discipline, burnout symptoms, and job perceptions (pressure and difficulties in class) reported by 222 teachers from 11 secondary schools in Tanzania in 2015 were analyzed...
November 4, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102412/anosognosia-denial-of-illness-and-the-right-hemisphere-dominance-for-emotions-some-historical-and-clinical-notes
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REVIEW
Guido Gainotti
Poor disease awareness ('anosognosia') is often observed in patients with various disabilities caused by brain damage. The lack of disease awareness can be due to the disruption of specific cognitive mechanisms and the development of psychodynamic mechanisms of denial. The aim of this paper is to review how these phenomena were discovered and evolved over time and to consider the relationships between them and the right hemisphere dominance for emotions. It is not clear whether the term 'anosognosia' refers to a basic mechanism that can explain similar awareness defects in different behavioural domains or whether it must be viewed as a multifaceted phenomenon in which both the disruption of cognitive or sensorimotor mechanisms and the emergence of motivational factors can play different roles in various forms of disease unawareness and in different kinds of 'anosognosic' patients...
October 25, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099239/physician-approaches-to-conflict-with-families-surrounding-end-of-life-decision-making-in-the-icu-a-qualitative-study
#7
Hashim M Mehter, Jessica B McCannon, Jack A Clark, Renda Soylemez Wiener
RATIONALE: Families of critically ill patients are often asked to make difficult decisions to pursue, withhold or withdraw aggressive care or resuscitative measures, exercising "substituted judgment" from the imagined standpoint of the patient. Conflict may arise between intensive care unit (ICU) physicians and family members regarding the optimal course of care. OBJECTIVES: To characterize how ICU physicians approach and manage conflict with surrogates regarding end-of-life decision-making...
November 3, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070548/excess-iron-considerations-related-to-development-and-early-growth
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Marianne Wessling-Resnick
What effects might arise from early life exposures to high iron? This review considers the specific effects of high iron on the brain, stem cells, and the process of erythropoiesis and identifies gaps in our knowledge of what molecular damage may be incurred by oxidative stress that is imparted by high iron status in early life. Specific areas to enhance research on this topic include the following: longitudinal behavioral studies of children to test associations between iron exposures and mood, emotion, cognition, and memory; animal studies to determine epigenetic changes that reprogram brain development and metabolic changes in early life that could be followed through the life course; and the establishment of human epigenetic markers of iron exposures and oxidative stress that could be monitored for early origins of adult chronic diseases...
October 25, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069371/ventromedial-frontal-lobe-damage-alters-how-specific-attributes-are-weighed-in-subjective-valuation
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Avinash R Vaidya, Marcus Sefranek, Lesley K Fellows
The concept of subjective value is central to current neurobiological views of economic decision-making. Much of this work has focused on signals in the ventromedial frontal lobe (VMF) that correlate with the subjective value of a variety of stimuli (e.g., food, monetary gambles), and are thought to support decision-making. However, the neural processes involved in assessing and integrating value information from the attributes of such complex options remain to be defined. Here, we tested the necessary role of VMF in weighting attributes of naturalistic stimuli during value judgments...
October 23, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038420/effects-of-different-training-loads-on-emotional-state-and-mrna-and-protein-expressions-of-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-subunits-postsynaptic-density-95-and-kinesin-family-member-17-in-hippocampus-of-rats
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Hefei Ren, Xinyi Yu, Liren Yu, Yinguo Zhang, Hong Xie, Na Shi, Lijun Chen
BACKGROUND Emotional state can be affected by different training loads. The aim of this study was to explore the changes of rat emotional state, as well as the mRNA and protein expressions of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs), postsynaptic density 95 (PSD-95), and kinesin family member 17 (KIF-17) in the hippocampus, by long-term moderate-intensity and high-intensity training models in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS The exercise model of SD rats was set up by treadmill running of moderate and high intensities for 4 weeks...
October 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038005/prednisone-alleviates-demyelination-through-regulation-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-a-c57bl-6-mouse-model-of-cuprizone-induced-demyelination
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Hao Yu, Mingfeng Wu, Geng Lu, Tingting Cao, Nan Chen, Yijia Zhang, Higuo Jiang, Hongbin Fan, Ruiqin Yao
Myelin abnormalities, oligodendrocyte damage, and concomitant glia activation are common in demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). Increasing evidence has demonstrated that the inflammatory response triggers demyelination and gliosis in demyelinating disorders. Numerous clinical interventions, including those used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), have confirmed prednisone (PDN) as a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that reduces the inflammatory response and promotes tissue repair in multiple inflammation sites...
October 13, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037619/evidence-based-effects-of-yoga-practice-on-various-health-related-problems-of-elderly-people-a-review
#12
A Mooventhan, L Nivethitha
More than 50% of the elderly above 60 years of age suffer from chronic medical conditions, the prevalence of which increases with age. Though Yoga has been reported as an effective modality in improving various physical and psychological aspects of elderly populations, a comprehensive review of Yoga and its effects on various health related problems of elderly populations has not yet been reported. Hence, we performed PubMed/Medline search to review relevant articles, using keyword "yoga and elderly". Relevant articles published since inception till 6th October 2016 were included for the review...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028112/the-role-of-declining-adaptive-homeostasis-in-ageing
#13
Laura C D Pomatto, Kelvin J A Davies
Adaptive homeostasis is, 'the transient expansion or contraction of the homeostatic range for any given physiological parameter in response to exposure to sub-toxic, non-damaging, signalling molecules or events, or the removal or cessation of such molecules or events (Davies, 2016a)." Adaptive homeostasis enables biological systems to make continuous short-term adjustments for optimal functioning despite ever-changing internal and external environments. Initiation of adaptation in response to an appropriate signal allows organisms to successfully cope with much greater, normally toxic, stresses...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993236/affective-blindsight-relies-on-low-spatial-frequencies
#14
Nicolas Burra, Alexis Hervais-Adelman, Alessia Celeghin, Beatrice de Gelder, Alan J Pegna
The human brain can process facial expressions of emotions rapidly and without awareness. Several studies in patients with damage to their primary visual cortices have shown that they may be able to guess the emotional expression on a face despite their cortical blindness. This non-conscious processing, called affective blindsight, may arise through an intact subcortical visual route that leads from the superior colliculus to the pulvinar, and thence to the amygdala. This pathway is thought to process the crude visual information conveyed by the low spatial frequencies of the stimuli...
October 6, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982330/potential-biomarkers-with-plasma-cortisol-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-nitrites-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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S Casas, A F Perez, M Mattiazzi, J Lopez, A Folgueira, G M Gargiulo-Monachelli, M C Gonzalez Deniselle, A F De Nicola
BACKGROUND: Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) represents an economic challenge for health systems all over the globe. Changes of neuroactive steroids have been found in different neurological diseases. We have previously demonstrated that old patients with AIS show changes of plasma cortisol and estradiol concentrations, in that increased steroid levels are associated with a deterioration of neurological status and a worse cognitive decline. OBJECTIVE: The present study assessed in patients with AIS if changes of behavior, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nitrites (NO-2) bear a relationship with the degree of hypercortisolism...
October 5, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981566/the-impact-of-executive-functions-and-emotional-intelligence-on-iowa-gambling-task-performance-focus-on-right-frontal-lobe-damage
#16
Oksana Zinchenko, Elena Enikolopova
Objective: Decision-making in the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) has been intensively studied regarding both the "hot" and "cold" components. The ventromedial prefrontal cortex is a key region involved in processing somatic marker information, though recent findings suggest dorsolateral regions are also important. The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is also known as a substrate of executive functions-the cold component of decision-making. However, there is contradictory evidence about the role of executive functions, as well as the hot component of decision-making-emotional intelligence...
July 19, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978414/acute-and-chronic-pain-processing-in-the-thalamocortical-system-of-humans-and-animal-models
#17
Alexander Groh, Patrik Krieger, Rebecca Audrey Mease, Luke Henderson
The transmission of noxious stimuli from peripheral receptors to the cortex involves multiple central ascending pathways. While projections to areas in the brainstem and diencephalon are likely involved in mediating the immediate behavioral responses to pain, the assessment of the sensory and emotional/motivational components of pain are likely processed in parallel ascending pathways that relay in the thalamus on their way to the cerebral cortex. In this review we discuss experimental animal and human findings that support the view that a lateral thalamocortical pathway is involved in coding the sensory discriminative aspects of pain, while a medial thalamocortical pathway codes the emotional qualities of pain...
October 1, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966138/human-lesion-studies-of-ventromedial-prefrontal-cortex
#18
REVIEW
Brett Schneider, Michael Koenigs
Studies of neurological patients with focal lesions involving ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) have demonstrated a critical role for this brain area in various aspects of cognition, emotion, and behavior. In this article, we review the key themes, methods, and findings from neuropsychological research on vmPFC lesion patients. Early case studies demonstrated profound disruptions in personality and behavior following vmPFC damage, including blunted affect, poor decision-making, and inappropriate social behavior...
September 28, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964775/influence-of-physical-activity-on-addiction-parameters-of-rats-exposed-to-amphetamine-which-were-previously-supplemented-with-hydrogenated-vegetable-fat
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H J Segat, R C S Barcelos, V G Metz, H Z Rosa, Kr Roversi, C T D Antoniazzi, L T Vey, M Kronbauer, J C Veit, J C Piccolo, T Emanuelli, M E Burger
Amphetamine (AMPH) and its derivatives are addictive drugs used to promote and enhance alertness, motivation, willingness, courage and wellbeing. However, their chronic use is related to memory loss, emotional instability, insomnia, psychosis and paranoia. In the last decades, modern society has included processed foods, rich in trans fatty acids (TFA), in their diet, what has been related to several health problems including increased AMPH preference and self-administration. In this scenario, physical activity appears to be useful to attenuate rewarding symptoms related to addictive drugs mainly by affecting brain neuroplasticity and neurotransmission...
September 28, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951164/the-orbitofrontal-cortex-and-emotion-in-health-and-disease-including-depression
#20
Edmund T Rolls
The orbitofrontal cortex represents the reward or affective value of primary reinforcers including taste, touch, texture, and face expression. It learns to associate other stimuli with these to produce representations of the expected reward value for visual, auditory, and abstract stimuli including monetary reward value. The orbitofrontal cortex thus plays a key role in emotion, by representing the reward value of the goals for action. The learning process is stimulus-reinforcer association learning. Negative reward prediction error neurons are related to this affective learning...
September 24, 2017: Neuropsychologia
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