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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072384/impact-of-cerebellar-atrophy-on-cortical-gray-matter-and-cerebellar-peduncles-as-assessed-by-voxel-based-morphometry-and-high-angular-resolution-diffusion-imaging
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Michael Dayan, G Olivito, M Molinari, Mara Cercignani, Marco Bozzali, M Leggio
In recent years the cerebellum has been attributed amore important role in higher-level functions than previously believed. We examined a cohort of patients suffering from cerebellar atrophy resulting in ataxia, with two main objectives: first to investigate which regions of the cerebrum were affected by the cerebellar degeneration, and second to assess whether diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) metrics within the medial (MCP) and superior cerebellar peduncle (SCP) - namely fractional anisotropy (FA) and radial diffusivity (RD) - could be used as a biomarker in patients with this condition...
October 2016: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069917/dopamine-modulates-the-functional-organization-of-the-orbitofrontal-cortex
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Thorsten Kahnt, Philippe N Tobler
: Neuromodulators such as dopamine can alter the intrinsic firing properties of neurons, and may thereby change the configuration of larger functional circuits. The primate orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) receives dopaminergic input from midbrain nuclei, but the role of dopamine in the OFC is still unclear. Here we tested the idea that dopaminergic activity changes the pattern of connectivity between the OFC and the rest of the brain, and thereby reconfigures functional networks in the OFC...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069762/orbitofrontal-cortex-neurons-respond-to-sound-and-activate-primary-auditory-cortex-neurons
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Daniel E Winkowski, Daniel A Nagode, Kevin J Donaldson, Pingbo Yin, Shihab A Shamma, Jonathan B Fritz, Patrick O Kanold
Sensory environments change over a wide dynamic range and sensory processing can change rapidly to facilitate stable perception. While rapid changes may occur throughout the sensory processing pathway, cortical changes are believed to profoundly influence perception. Prior stimulation studies showed that orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) can modify receptive fields and sensory coding in A1, but the engagement of OFC during listening and the pathways mediating OFC influences on A1 are unknown. We show in mice that OFC neurons respond to sounds consistent with a role of OFC in audition...
January 8, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057724/preference-for-cocaine-is-represented-in-the-orbitofrontal-cortex-by-an-increased-proportion-of-cocaine-use-coding-neurons
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Karine Guillem, Serge H Ahmed
Cocaine addiction is a harmful preference for drug use over and at the expense of other nondrug-related activities. Here we identify in the rat orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) a mechanism that explains individual preferences between cocaine use and an alternative, nondrug action. OFC neuronal activity was recorded while rats performed each of these 2 actions separately or while they chose between them. First, we found that these actions are encoded by 2 nonoverlapping neuronal populations and that the relative size of the cocaine population represented individual preferences...
January 4, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051103/maladaptive-sex-behavior-following-concurrent-methamphetamine-and-sexual-experience-in-male-rats-is-associated-with-altered-neural-activity-in-frontal-cortex
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Lindsey B Kuiper, Karla S Frohmader, Lique M Coolen
The use of psychostimulants is often associated with hypersexuality, and psychostimulant users have identified the effects of drug on sexual behavior as a reason for further use. It was previously demonstrated that methamphetamine (Meth), when administered concurrently with sexual behavior show impairment of inhibition of sexual behavior in a conditioned sex aversion (CSA) paradigm where mating is paired with illness. This is indicative of maladaptive sex behavior following Meth and sex experience. The present study examined the neural pathways activated during inhibition of sexual behavior and the effects of concurrent Meth and sexual behavior on neural activity in these pathways, using ERK phosphorylation (pERK) as neural activity marker...
January 4, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049076/olfactory-identification-in-patients-with-schizophrenia%C3%A2-%C3%A2-the-influence-of-%C3%AE-endorphin-and-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-concentrations
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M Urban-Kowalczyk, J Śmigielski, D Strzelecki
BACKGROUND: The relationship between the olfactory system and emotional processing is an area of growing interest in schizophrenia research. Both the orbitofrontal cortex and amygdala are involved in the processing of olfactory information, and olfactory deficits may be also influenced by endogenous opioids and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which is probably involved in dopaminergic transmission. However, the relationship between endorphins and dopaminergic transmission has not been fully explored...
December 29, 2016: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046822/su-f-i-17-white-matter-track-based-analysis-at-limbic-abnormalities-in-cognitive-impairment
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R Juh, T Suh, J Han, C Kim, C Oh
PURPOSE: Mild cognitive impairment with depression (MCID) is common and associated with disability and cognitive impairment, with high probability of relapse. Hypothesize that a sign of WM disintegration would be observed in MCID than MCI nondepression (MCIND), especially in frontal and limbic regions and patients with depression would show reduced GM density in the hippocampus, amygdala, anterior gyrus cingulate, and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (DMPFC) the abnormalities of long association fiber tracts integrity are correlated with geriatric depression...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042870/obesity-induced-structural-and-neuronal-plasticity-in-the-lateral-orbitofrontal-cortex
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Jennifer L Thompson, Michael Drysdale, Corey Baimel, Manpreet Kaur, Taigan MacGowan, Kimberley A Pitman, Stephanie L Borgland
The orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) integrates sensory information with the current value of foods and updates actions based on this information. Obese humans and rats fed a cafeteria diet have impaired devaluation of food rewards, implicating a potential obesity-induced dysfunction of the OFC. We hypothesized that obesity alters OFC pyramidal neuronal structure and function and reduces conditioned suppression of feeding. Rats were given restricted (1 h/day), extended (23 h/day) or no (chow only) access to a cafeteria diet and tested for a conditioned suppression of feeding...
January 2, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040544/functional-connectivity-decreases-in-autism-in-emotion-self-and-face-circuits-identified-by-knowledge-based-enrichment-analysis
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Wei Cheng, Edmund T Rolls, Jie Zhang, Wenbo Sheng, Liang Ma, Lin Wan, Qiang Luo, Jianfeng Feng
A powerful new method is described called Knowledge based functional connectivity Enrichment Analysis (KEA) for interpreting resting state functional connectivity, using circuits that are functionally identified using search terms with the Neurosynth database. The method derives its power by focusing on neural circuits, sets of brain regions that share a common biological function, instead of trying to interpret single functional connectivity links. This provides a novel way of investigating how task- or function-related related networks have resting state functional connectivity differences in different psychiatric states, provides a new way to bridge the gap between task and resting-state functional networks, and potentially helps to identify brain networks that might be treated...
December 28, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039093/orbitofrontal-cortex-connectivity-as-a-mechanism-of-adolescent-behavior-change
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Sarah W Feldstein Ewing, Tammy Chung, Justin D Caouette, Arielle Ketcherside, Karen A Hudson, Francesca M Filbey
An increasing number of studies have implicated network functional connectivity with addiction. Yet, none have examined functional connectivity as a potential mechanism of adolescent behavior change. We examined the underlying neural mechanisms of a promising treatment for adolescents, motivational interviewing (MI). We began by employing psychophysiological interaction (PPI) to evaluate network response in a sample of adolescent cannabis users (N = 30). Next, we examined correlations between network connectivity and clinical metrics of treatment outcome...
December 27, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032004/orbitofrontal-cortical-thinning-and-aggression-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-patients
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Daniel J Epstein, Margaret Legarreta, Elliot Bueler, Jace King, Erin McGlade, Deborah Yurgelun-Todd
INTRODUCTION: Although mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) comprises 80% of all TBI, the morphological examination of the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) in relation to clinical symptoms such as aggression, anxiety and depression in a strictly mTBI sample has never before been performed. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of the study was to determine if mTBI patients would show morphological differences in the OFC and if the morphology of this region would relate to clinical symptoms...
December 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018285/neural-signature-of-dcd-a-critical-review-of-mri-neuroimaging-studies
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REVIEW
Maëlle Biotteau, Yves Chaix, Mélody Blais, Jessica Tallet, Patrice Péran, Jean-Michel Albaret
The most common neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., developmental dyslexia (DD), autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)) have been the subject of numerous neuroimaging studies, leading to certain brain regions being identified as neural correlates of these conditions, referring to a neural signature of disorders. Developmental coordination disorder (DCD), however, remains one of the least understood and studied neurodevelopmental disorders. Given the acknowledged link between motor difficulties and brain features, it is surprising that so few research studies have systematically explored the brains of children with DCD...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017221/decision-making-performance-in-parkinson-s-disease-correlates-with-lateral-orbitofrontal-volume
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Mutsutaka Kobayakawa, Natsuko Tsuruya, Mitsuru Kawamura
BACKGROUND: Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) exhibit poor decision-making, and the underlying neural correlates are unclear. We used voxel-based morphometry with Diffeomorphic Anatomical Registration through Exponentiated Lie algebra to examine this issue. METHODS: The decision-making abilities of 20 patients with PD and 37 healthy controls (HCs) were measured with a computerized Iowa Gambling Task (IGT). We assessed the local gray matter volumes of the patients and HCs and their correlations with decision-making performance, disease duration, disease severity, and anti-Parkinsonism medication dose...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012948/orbitofrontal-participation-in-sign-and-goal-tracking-conditioned-responses-effects-of-nicotine
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Sierra J Stringfield, Matthew I Palmatier, Charlotte A Boettiger, Donita L Robinson
Pavlovian conditioned stimuli can acquire incentive motivational properties, and this phenomenon can be measured in animals using Pavlovian conditioned approach behavior. Drugs of abuse can influence the expression of this behavior, and nicotine in particular exhibits incentive amplifying effects. Both conditioned approach behavior and drug abuse rely on overlapping corticolimbic circuitry. We hypothesize that the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) regulates conditioned approach, and that one site of nicotine action is in the OFC where it reduces cortical output...
December 22, 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008965/neural-correlates-of-maintaining-one-s-political-beliefs-in-the-face-of-counterevidence
#15
Jonas T Kaplan, Sarah I Gimbel, Sam Harris
People often discount evidence that contradicts their firmly held beliefs. However, little is known about the neural mechanisms that govern this behavior. We used neuroimaging to investigate the neural systems involved in maintaining belief in the face of counterevidence, presenting 40 liberals with arguments that contradicted their strongly held political and non-political views. Challenges to political beliefs produced increased activity in the default mode network-a set of interconnected structures associated with self-representation and disengagement from the external world...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004955/medial-orbitofrontal-cortex-modulates-associative-learning-between-environmental-cues-and-reward-probability
#16
Sam Hall-McMaster, Jessica Millar, Ming Ruan, Ryan D Ward
It has recently been recognized that orbitofrontal cortex has 2 subdivisions that are anatomically and functionally distinct. Most rodent research has focused on the lateral subdivision, leaving the medial subdivision (mOFC) relatively unexplored. We recently showed that inhibiting mOFC neurons eliminated the differential impact of reward probability cues on discrimination accuracy in a sustained attention task. In the present study, we tested whether increasing mOFC neuronal activity in rats would accelerate acquisition of reward contingencies...
December 22, 2016: Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995069/longitudinal-imaging-in-c9orf72-mutation-carriers-relationship-to-phenotype
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Mary Kay Floeter, Devin Bageac, Laura E Danielian, Laura E Braun, Bryan J Traynor, Justin Y Kwan
Expansion mutations in the C9orf72 gene may cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal dementia (FTD), or mixtures of the two clinical phenotypes. Different imaging findings have been described for C9orf72-associated diseases in comparison with sporadic patients with the same phenotypes, but it is uncertain whether different phenotypes have a common genotype-associated imaging signature. To address this question, 27 unrelated C9orf72 expansion mutation carriers (C9 +) with varied phenotypes, 28 age-matched healthy controls and 22 patients with sporadic ALS (sALS) underwent 3T MRI scanning and clinical phenotyping...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984700/beef-assessments-using-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-sensory-evaluation
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W N Tapp, T H Davis, D Paniukov, J C Brooks, M M Brashears, M F Miller
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has been used to unveil how some foods and basic rewards are processed in the human brain. This study evaluated how resting state functional connectivity in regions of the human brain changed after differing qualities of beef steaks were consumed. Functional images of participants (n=8) were collected after eating high or low quality beef steaks on separate days, after consumption a sensory ballot was administered to evaluate consumers' perceptions of tenderness, juiciness, flavor, and overall liking...
December 8, 2016: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980113/differential-encoding-of-time-by-prefrontal-and-striatal-network-dynamics
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Konstantin I Bakhurin, Vishwa Goudar, Justin L Shobe, Leslie D Claar, Dean V Buonomano, Sotiris C Masmanidis
: Telling time is fundamental to many forms of learning and behavior, including the anticipation of rewarding events. While the neural mechanisms underlying timing remain unknown, computational models have proposed that the brain represents time in the dynamics of neural networks. Consistent with this hypothesis, dynamically changing patterns of neural activity in a number of brain areas-including the striatum and cortex-has been shown to encode elapsed time. To date, however, no studies have explicitly quantified and contrasted how well different areas encode time, by recording large numbers of units simultaneously from more than one area...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974613/a-novel-multisensory-integration-task-reveals-robust-deficits-in-rodent-models-of-schizophrenia-converging-evidence-for-remediation-via-nicotinic-receptor-stimulation-of-inhibitory-transmission-in-the-prefrontal-cortex
#20
Jacob M Cloke, Robin Nguyen, Beryl Y T Chung, David I Wasserman, Stephanie De Lisio, Jun Chul Kim, Craig D C Bailey, Boyer D Winters
: Atypical multisensory integration is an understudied cognitive symptom in schizophrenia. Procedures to evaluate multisensory integration in rodent models are lacking. We developed a novel multisensory object oddity (MSO) task to assess multisensory integration in ketamine-treated rats, a well established model of schizophrenia. Ketamine-treated rats displayed a selective MSO task impairment with tactile-visual and olfactory-visual sensory combinations, whereas basic unisensory perception was unaffected...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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