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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208777/development-and-experimental-validation-of-a-dry-non-invasive-multi-channel-mouse-scalp-eeg-sensor-through-visual-evoked-potential-recordings
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Donghyeon Kim, Chanmi Yeon, Kiseon Kim
In this paper, we introduce a dry non-invasive multi-channel sensor for measuring brainwaves on the scalps of mice. The research on laboratory animals provide insights to various practical applications involving human beings and other animals such as working animals, pets, and livestock. An experimental framework targeting the laboratory animals has the potential to lead to successful translational research when it closely resembles the environment of real applications. To serve scalp electroencephalography (EEG) research environments for the laboratory mice, the dry non-invasive scalp EEG sensor with sixteen electrodes is proposed to measure brainwaves over the entire brain area without any surgical procedures...
February 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206829/validity-of-low-contrast-letter-acuity-as-a-visual-performance-outcome-measure-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Laura J Balcer, Jenelle Raynowska, Rachel Nolan, Steven L Galetta, Raju Kapoor, Ralph Benedict, Glenn Phillips, Nicholas LaRocca, Lynn Hudson, Richard Rudick
Low-contrast letter acuity (LCLA) has emerged as the leading outcome measure to assess visual disability in multiple sclerosis (MS) research. As visual dysfunction is one of the most common manifestations of MS, sensitive visual outcome measures are important in examining the effect of treatment. Low-contrast acuity captures visual loss not seen in high-contrast visual acuity (HCVA) measurements. These issues are addressed by the MS Outcome Assessments Consortium (MSOAC), including representatives from advocacy organizations, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), academic institutions, and industry partners along with persons living with MS...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203210/auditory-and-visual-electrophysiology-of-deaf-children-with-cochlear-implants-implications-for-cross-modal-plasticity
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David P Corina, Shane Blau, Todd LaMarr, Laurel A Lawyer, Sharon Coffey-Corina
Deaf children who receive a cochlear implant early in life and engage in intensive oral/aural therapy often make great strides in spoken language acquisition. However, despite clinicians' best efforts, there is a great deal of variability in language outcomes. One concern is that cortical regions which normally support auditory processing may become reorganized for visual function, leaving fewer available resources for auditory language acquisition. The conditions under which these changes occur are not well understood, but we may begin investigating this phenomenon by looking for interactions between auditory and visual evoked cortical potentials in deaf children...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197086/distinct-neural-signatures-for-very-small-and-very-large-numerosities
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Michele Fornaciai, Joonkoo Park
Behavioral studies of numerical cognition have shown that perceptual threshold for numerosity discrimination depends on the range of numerical values to be estimated. Discrimination threshold is constant when comparing very small numerosities via the mechanism called subitizing, while it increases as a function of numerosity for numbers beyond that range governed by subitizing. However, when numerosity gets so large that the individual elements start to form a cluttered ensemble, discrimination threshold increases as a function of the square root of numerosity...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181909/visual-evoked-potentials-in-diagnostics-of-optic-neuropathy-associated-with-renal-failure
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Małgorzata Jurys, Sebastian Sirek, Aureliusz Kolonko, Dorota Pojda-Wilczek
Chronic renal failure is associated with many neurological complications. Due to accumulation of uremic neurotoxins axonal degeneration with its secondary demyelination occurs, which results in development of polineuropathy in 60‑100% of patients with chronic renal failure. One of the most severe peripheral neuropathy is optic neuropathy. It is associated with visual deterioration and reduction in quality of life. Symptoms of the optic neuropathy may appear either before or after dialysis therapy. They often worsen after renal transplant, probably due to immunosuppressive regimen...
January 22, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165438/morphologic-differences-of-occipital-region-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-migraine-headache-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-and-visual-evoked-potentials-veps
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Gorana Sulejmanpašić, Saida Fišeković, Senad Drnda
Aim To compare morphologic variations of occipital sulci patterns in patients with schizophrenia and migraine headache regarding gender and laterality using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and visual evoked potentials (VEPs) as well as damage of visual pathway in patients with schizophrenia. Methods This study included 80 patients. Brain scans and visual evoked potential responses recorded over the occipital cortex were performed to analyze the occipital region of both hemispheres. Average total volumes of both hemispheres and average values of latency of the healthy population were used for comparison...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163503/pattern-reversal-visual-evoked-potential-and-cognitive-functions-in-subclinical-hypothyroid-subjects
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Pooja Jaiswal, Yogesh Saxena, Rani Gupta, Rajeev Mohan Kaushik
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system (CNS) involvement is insidious and may occur early in subclinical hypothyroid (SCH) state which can be picked up by electrophysiological study. This study aims to record visual evoked potential (VEP), event-related latency and cognitive functions, and find their association with the levels of serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in patients with SCH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 36 adult SCH patients and an equal number of age- and sex-matched euthyroid controls were included...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155841/reference-layer-adaptive-filtering-rlaf-for-eeg-artifact-reduction-in-simultaneous-eeg-fmri
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David Steyrl, Gunther Krausz, Karl Koschutnig, Günter Edlinger, Gernot R Müller-Putz
OBJECTIVE: Simultaneous electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) combines advantages of both methods, namely high temporal resolution of EEG and high spatial resolution of fMRI. However, EEG quality is limited due to severe artifacts caused by fMRI scanners. APPROACH: To improve EEG data quality substantially, we introduce methods that use a reusable reference layer EEG cap prototype in combination with adaptive filtering. The first method, reference layer adaptive filtering (RLAF), uses adaptive filtering with reference layer artifact data to optimize artifact subtraction from EEG...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127507/dalfampridine-effects-on-cognition-fatigue-and-dexterity
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Melanie Korsen, Rhina Kunz, Ulf Schminke, Uwe Runge, Thomas Kohlmann, Alexander Dressel
OBJECTIVES: Dalfampridine exerts beneficial effects on walking ability in a subgroup of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). These patients are termed "responders". Here, we investigated whether the responder status with respect to mobility measures would determine whether dalfampridine treatment exerts a beneficial effect on other MS symptoms. We therefore assessed walking ability, upper limb function, cognition, fatigue, visual evoked potentials (VEPs), depression, and quality of life in patients before and after dalfampridine treatment...
January 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122779/introducing-cocos-codon-consequence-scanner-for-annotating-reading-frame-changes-induced-by-stop-lost-and-frame-shift-variants
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Mariusz Butkiewicz, Jonathan L Haines, William S Bush
: : Reading frame altering genomic variants can impact gene expression levels and the structure of protein products, thus potentially inducing disease phenotypes. Current annotation approaches report the impact of such variants in the context of altered DNA sequence only; attributes of the resulting transcript, reading frame and translated protein product are not reported. To remedy this shortcoming, we present a new genetic annotation approach termed Codon Consequence Scanner (COCOS)...
January 25, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113099/a-right-hemisphere-advantage-at-early-cortical-stages-of-processing-alphanumeric-stimuli-evidence-from-electrophysiology
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Dariusz Asanowicz, Rolf Verleger, Lena Kruse, Kathrin Beier, Kamila Śmigasiewicz
This study investigates hemispheric asymmetry evoked by non-target alphanumeric stimuli in a bilateral rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) task. Our indicators of asymmetry are shorter latencies and larger amplitudes of the right hemisphere (RH) P1 and N1 components of visual evoked potentials (VEPs). This VEP asymmetry might reflect either a RH advantage, possibly in early perceptual processing, or for familiar stimuli, or for directing attention, or might be a paradoxical reflection of left hemisphere specialization in letter processing...
January 20, 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100483/electrophysiological-changes-in-12-year-old-children-born-mlp-reduced-vep-amplitude-in-mlp-children
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Lina H Raffa, Josefin Nilsson, Jovanna Dahlgren, Marita Andersson Grönlund
AIM: To study the electrophysiological changes in relation to fundus morphology in moderate-to-late preterm (MLP) children with no previous history of retinopathy of prematurity. METHODS: Visual acuity (VA), refraction and fundus variables measured by optical coherence tomography, pattern reversal visual evoked potentials and full-field electroretinography (ff-ERG) were obtained from 22 twelve-year-old MLP children (11 male, 11 female) and 21 full-term controls...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089743/multichannel-visual-evoked-potentials-in-the-assessment-of-visual-pathways-in-children-with-marked-brain-abnormalities
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Sian E Handley, Alki C Liasis
PURPOSE: To demonstrate how multichannel visual evoked potentials (VEPs) can provide quantitative measures of visual function in children with marked cortical anatomy abnormalities. METHODS: Four children with marked brain pathology (2 holoprosencephaly, 2 giant interhemispheric cysts with hydrocephalus) underwent pattern reversal and flash VEP recordings from 16 equally distributed electrodes. Voltage maps of the major VEP components were constructed, and their distributions were compared to the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings...
January 9, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088936/endoscopic-decompression-of-the-optic-canal-for-traumatic-optic-neuropathy
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Zhen-Hua He, Zheng-Bo Lan, Ao Xiong, Guo-Kuo Hou, Ya-Wen Pan, Qiang Li, Xin-Ding Zhang
PURPOSE: Traumatic optic neuropathy (TON) is a serious complication of head trauma with the incidence rate of 0.5%-5%. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of endoscopic decompression of the optic canal for optic nerve injuries. METHODS: In this study, 11 patients treated in our hospital from January 2009 to January 2015 with the visual loss resulting from TON were retrospectively reviewed for preoperative vision, visual evoked potential (VEP) scan, surgical approach, postoperative visual acuity, complications, and follow-up results...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074347/pattern-and-motion-related-visual-evoked-potentials-in-hiv-infected-adults
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Jana Szanyi, Jan Kremlacek, Zuzana Kubova, Miroslav Kuba, Pavel Gebousky, Jaroslav Kapla, Juraj Szanyi, Frantisek Vit, Jana Langrova
PURPOSE: The goal of the current study was to explore visual function in virally suppressed HIV patients undergoing combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) by using pattern-reversal and motion-onset visual evoked potentials (VEPs). METHODS: The pattern-reversal and motion-onset VEPs were recorded in 20 adult HIV+ patients with a mean age of 38 years and CD4 cell counts ≥230 × 10(6) cells/L of blood. RESULTS: Nine out of 20 patients displayed VEP abnormalities...
February 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054250/pupil-cycle-time-as-indicator-of-visual-pathway-dysfunction-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Eyyup Karahan, Omer Karti, Aslı Koskderelioglu, Dilek Top Karti, Murat Uyar, Murat Yildirim Kale, Muhtesem Gedizlioglu
To evaluate the value of pupil cycle time (PCT) as an indicator of optic nerve dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), 42 patients with MS and 35 control subjects were included to the study. Patients with MS with a history of ON were accepted as group 1, without a history of ON as group 2 and healthy control subjects as group 3. Groups were compared with Chi-square and one-way ANOVA tests. Correlations of PCT results with age, best corrected visual acuity, duration of MS, visual field (VF) test, visual evoked potential (VEP) latans, retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), and ganglion cell layer-inner plexiform layer (GCL-IPL) thicknesses were analyzed...
January 4, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054161/the-relationship-of-nystagmus-waveform-on-the-vep-response-in-infantile-nystagmus-syndrome-a-small-case-series
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John P Kelly, James O Phillips, Avery H Weiss
PURPOSE: The relationship between eye movements and the visual evoked potential (VEP) response was examined in two subjects with infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS). Changes in VEP amplitude were compared between periods of foveation versus periods of high-frequency nystagmus. An analysis is proposed that improves extraction of the checkerboard reversal VEP signal from subjects with INS. METHODS: INS subjects were 2 healthy children (12-13 years old) with 20/40 or better corrected acuity...
February 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049030/pregabalin-enhances-myelin-repair-and-attenuates-glial-activation-in-lysolecithin-induced-demyelination-model-of-rat-optic-chiasm
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Danyal Daneshdoust, Mohsen Khalili-Fomeshi, Maryam Ghasemi-Kasman, Davoud Ghorbanian, Mona Hashemian, Mohammad Gholami, Aliakbar Moghadamnia, Amir Shojaei
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which more than 70% of patients experience visual disturbance as the earliest symptoms. Lysolecithin (LPC)-induced focal demyelination model has been developed to evaluate the effects of different therapies on myelin repair improvement. In this study, the effects of pregabalin administration on myelin repair and glial activation were investigated. Local demyelination was induced by administration of LPC (1%, 2μL) into the rat optic chiasm. Rats underwent daily injection of pregabalin (30mg/kg, i...
March 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043855/age-related-alterations-in-human-neocortical-plasticity
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M J Spriggs, C J Cadwallader, J P Hamm, L J Tippett, I J Kirk
Age-related changes in neuroplasticity may be central to the cognitive decline associated with healthy ageing. Modulated Long-Term Potentiation (LTP) and Long-Term Depression (LTD) have been repeatedly demonstrated in aged rodents, however the translation to human research has been limited by a scarcity of non-invasive methods for doing so. We have previously demonstrated that, following a block of high frequency presentations of a visual stimulus (referred to as a "visual tetanus"), there is a LTP-like enhancement of the N1b component of the visually evoked potential (VEP) to subsequent low frequency presentations of the same stimulus...
December 30, 2016: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039596/optic-neuritis-secondary-to-antiandrogen-therapy
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Á Ní Mhéalóid, G Cunniffe
BACKGROUND: Optic neuropathy is a disorder characterised by dysfunction or destruction of the optic nerve tissues. Acquired causes include interruption in the blood supply, nutritional deficiency, compression by a tumour or aneurysm, trauma, and toxic types (Ambizas and Patel In US Pharm 36(4):HS2-HS6, 1). Drug-induced optic neuropathy is of the toxic type and can be defined as a clinical syndrome characterised by papillomacular bundle damage, central, or cecocentral scotoma, and reduced colour vision (Ambizas and Patel In US Pharm 36(4):HS2-HS6, 2011; Sharma and Sharma In Indian J Ophthalmol 59(2):137-141, 2)...
December 30, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
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