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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108496/connectivity-of-the-cingulate-sulcus-visual-area-csv-in-the-human-cerebral-cortex
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Andrew T Smith, Anton L Beer, Michele Furlan, Rogier B Mars
The human cingulate sulcus visual area (CSv) responds selectively to visual and vestibular cues to self-motion. Although it is more selective for visual self-motion cues than any other brain region studied, it is not known whether CSv mediates perception of self-motion. An alternative hypothesis, based on its location, is that it provides sensory information to the motor system for use in guiding locomotion. To evaluate this hypothesis we studied the connectivity pattern of CSv, which is completely unknown, with a combination of diffusion MRI and resting-state functional MRI...
January 19, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089970/spatial-working-memory-impairment-in-patients-with-non-neuropsychiatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-blood-oxygen-level-dependent-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Chun-Min Zhu, Ye Ma, Lei Xie, Jin-Zhuang Huang, Zong-Bo Sun, Shou-Xing Duan, Zhi-Rong Lin, Jing-Jing Yin, Hong-Bo Le, Dan-Miao Sun, Wen-Can Xu, Shu-Hua Ma
OBJECTIVE: Using ethology and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to explore mild cognitive dysfunction and spatial working memory (WM) impairment in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) without overt neuropsychiatric symptoms (non-NPSLE) and to study whether any clinical biomarkers could serve as predictors of brain dysfunction in this disease. METHODS: Eighteen non-NPSLE patients and 18 matched subjects were all tested using the Montreal cognitive assessment scale test and scanned using blood-oxygen-level dependent fMRI while performing the n-back task to investigate the activation intensity of some cognition-related areas...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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/28070912/role-of-testosterone-and-y-chromosome-genes-for-the-masculinization-of-the-human-brain
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Ivanka Savic, Louise Frisen, Amirhossein Manzouri, Anna Nordenstrom, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
: Women with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) have a male (46,XY) karyotype but no functional androgen receptors. Their condition, therefore, offers a unique model for studying testosterone effects on cerebral sex dimorphism. We present MRI data from 16 women with CAIS and 32 male (46,XY) and 32 female (46,XX) controls. METHODS: FreeSurfer software was employed to measure cortical thickness and subcortical structural volumes. Axonal connections, indexed by fractional anisotropy, (FA) were measured with diffusion tensor imaging, and functional connectivity with resting state fMRI...
January 10, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062251/opioid-suppression-of-conditioned-anticipatory-brain-responses-to-breathlessness
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Anja Hayen, Vishvarani Wanigasekera, Olivia K Faull, Stewart F Campbell, Payashi S Garry, Simon J M Raby, Josephine Robertson, Ruth Webster, Richard G Wise, Mari Herigstad, Kyle T S Pattinson
Opioid painkillers are a promising treatment for chronic breathlessness, but are associated with potentially fatal side effects. In the treatment of breathlessness, their mechanisms of action are unclear. A better understanding might help to identify safer alternatives. Learned associations between previously neutral stimuli (e.g. stairs) and repeated breathlessness induce an anticipatory threat response that may worsen breathlessness, contributing to the downward spiral of decline seen in clinical populations...
January 3, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054651/alerted-default-mode-functional-connectivity-changes-in-the-aftermath-of-social-stress
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Benjamin Clemens, Lisa Wagels, Magdalena Bauchmüller, Rene Bergs, Ute Habel, Nils Kohn
Stress affects the brain at a network level: the salience network is supposedly upregulated, while at the same time the executive control network is downregulated. While theoretically described, the effects in the aftermath of stress have thus far not been tested empirically. Here, we compared for the first time resting-state functional connectivity in a large sample of healthy volunteers before and after a mild social stressor. Following the theoretical prediction, we focused on connectivity of the salience network (SN), the executive control network (ECN) and the default mode network (DMN)...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045223/on-the-dependence-of-response-inhibition-processes-on-sensory-modality
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Benjamin Bodmer, Christian Beste
The ability to inhibit responses is a central sensorimotor function but only recently the importance of sensory processes for motor inhibition mechanisms went more into the research focus. In this regard it is elusive, whether there are differences between sensory modalities to trigger response inhibition processes. Due to functional neuroanatomical considerations strong differences may exist, for example, between the visual and the tactile modality. In the current study we examine what neurophysiological mechanisms as well as functional neuroanatomical networks are modulated during response inhibition...
January 3, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
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/28031220/pathological-ponto-cerebello-thalamo-cortical-activations-in-primary-orthostatic-tremor-during-lying-and-stance
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026194/predicting-reading-and-mathematics-from-neural-activity-for-feedback-learning
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Sabine Peters, Mara Van der Meulen, Kiki Zanolie, Eveline A Crone
Although many studies use feedback learning paradigms to study the process of learning in laboratory settings, little is known about their relevance for real-world learning settings such as school. In a large developmental sample (N = 228, 8-25 years), we investigated whether performance and neural activity during a feedback learning task predicted reading and mathematics performance 2 years later. The results indicated that feedback learning performance predicted both reading and mathematics performance. Activity during feedback learning in left superior dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) predicted reading performance, whereas activity in presupplementary motor area/anterior cingulate cortex (pre-SMA/ACC) predicted mathematical performance...
January 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009070/effects-of-aripiprazole-and-haloperidol-on-neural-activation-during-a-simple-motor-task-in-healthy-individuals-a-functional-mri-study
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Rhianna Goozee, Owen O'Daly, Rowena Handley, Tiago Reis Marques, Heather Taylor, Grant McQueen, Kathryn Hubbard, Carmine Pariante, Valeria Mondelli, Antje A T S Reinders, Paola Dazzan
The dopaminergic system plays a key role in motor function and motor abnormalities have been shown to be a specific feature of psychosis. Due to their dopaminergic action, antipsychotic drugs may be expected to modulate motor function, but the precise effects of these drugs on motor function remain unclear. We carried out a within-subject, double-blind, randomized study of the effects of aripiprazole, haloperidol and placebo on motor function in 20 healthy men. For each condition, motor performance on an auditory-paced task was investigated...
December 23, 2016: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004954/successful-and-unsuccessful-response-inhibitions-differentially-affect-the-effective-connectivity-between-insular-presupplementary-motor-and-striatal-areas
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Roberto Limongi, Francisco J Pérez
Successful response inhibition depends upon the delay between the cues that signal a response and its subsequent inhibition. Previous studies report activity in the right presupplementary motor area (rPreSMA), right anterior insula (rAI), and the right striatum (rSTR) when subjects attempt to inhibit responses. Although these regions are anatomically connected, how they interact during successful and unsuccessful inhibitions has not been studied. In this work, we used a temporal prediction task, functional MRI, and dynamic causal modeling to solve this question...
December 22, 2016: Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003158/central-sensitization-related-changes-of-effective-and-functional-connectivity-in-the-rat-inflammatory-trigeminal-pain-model
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Tamás Spisák, Zsófia Pozsgay, Csaba Aranyi, Szabolcs Dávid, Pál Kocsis, Gabriella Nyitrai, Dávid Gajári, Miklós Emri, András Czurkó, Zsigmond Tamás Kincses
Central sensitization is a key mechanism in the pathology of several neuropathic pain disorders. We aimed to investigate the underlying brain connectivity changes in a rat model of chronic pain. Non-noxious whisker stimulation was used to evoke blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) responses in a block-design functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) experiment on 9.4T. Measurements were repeated two days and one week after injecting complete Freund's adjuvant into the rats' whisker pad. We found that acute pain reduced activation in the barrel cortex, most probably due to a plateau effect...
December 18, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993673/propofol-attenuates-low-frequency-fluctuations-of-resting-state-fmri-bold-signal-in-the-anterior-frontal-cortex-upon-loss-of-consciousness
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Xiaolin Liu, Kathryn K Lauer, B Douglas Ward, Christopher Roberts, Suyan Liu, Suneeta Gollapudy, Robert Rohloff, William Gross, Guangyu Chen, Zhan Xu, Jeffrey R Binder, Shi-Jiang Li, Anthony G Hudetz
Recent studies indicate that spontaneous low-frequency fluctuations (LFFs) of resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signals are driven by the slow (<0.1Hz) modulation of ongoing neuronal activity synchronized locally and across remote brain regions. How regional LFFs of the BOLD fMRI signal are altered during anesthetic-induced alteration of consciousness is not well understood. Using rs-fMRI in 15 healthy participants, we show that during administration of propofol to achieve loss of behavioral responsiveness indexing unconsciousness, the fractional amplitude of LFF (fALFF index) was reduced in comparison to wakeful baseline in the anterior frontal regions, temporal pole, hippocampus, parahippocampal gyrus, and amygdala...
December 16, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992792/brain-network-dysfunction-in-youth-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-induced-by-simple-uni-manual-behavior-the-role-of-the-dorsal-anterior-cingulate-cortex
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Amy L Friedman, Ashley Burgess, Karthik Ramaseshan, Phil Easter, Dalal Khatib, Asadur Chowdury, Paul D Arnold, Gregory L Hanna, David R Rosenberg, Vaibhav A Diwadkar
In an effort to elucidate differences in functioning brain networks between youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder and controls, we used fMRI signals to analyze brain network interactions of the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) during visually coordinated motor responses. Subjects made a uni-manual response to briefly presented probes, at periodic (allowing participants to maintain a "motor set") or random intervals (demanding reactive responses). Network interactions were assessed using psycho-physiological interaction (PPI), a basic model of functional connectivity evaluating modulatory effects of the dACC in the context of each task condition...
December 13, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984200/multi-system-state-shifts-and-cognitive-deficits-induced-by-chronic-morphine-during-abstinence
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Haichen Niu, Guanqun Zhang, Haiying Li, Qiang Zhang, Tongzhou Li, Sheng Ding, Lei Wang, Zhonghai Zhang, Yuehua Qiao, Min Hu
Chronic morphine administration induces neural plasticity followed by withdraw. And clinic observation indicates that obvious cognitive deficits are found during withdrawal. However, current neural substrates that regulate dysfunction in withdrawal are unknown. In our studies, chronic morphine administration was used to induce the spontaneous withdrawal model in rats. A series of cognitive abilities was tested to explore brain function. To further evaluate the neural substrates of dysfunction, Manganese-enhanced MRI(MEMRI) was used to map the dysfunctional regions in vivo...
October 28, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974616/the-right-superior-frontal-gyrus-and-individual-variation-in-proactive-control-of-impulsive-response
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Sien Hu, Jaime S Ide, Sheng Zhang, Chiang-Shan R Li
: A hallmark of cognitive control is the ability to rein in impulsive responses. Previously, we used a Bayesian model to describe trial-by-trial likelihood of the stop signal or p(Stop) and related regional activations to p(Stop) to response slowing in a stop signal task. Here, we characterized the regional processes of conflict anticipation in association with intersubject variation in impulse control in 114 young adults. We computed the stop signal reaction time (SSRT) and a measure of motor urgency, indexed by the reaction time (RT) difference between go and stop error trials or "GoRT - SERT," where GoRT is the go trial RT and SERT is the stop error RT...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965544/an-exploratory-study-of-spectroscopic-glutamatergic-correlates-of-cortical-excitability-in-depressed-adolescents
#18
Charles P Lewis, John D Port, Mark A Frye, Jennifer L Vande Voort, Stephanie H Ameis, Mustafa M Husain, Zafiris J Daskalakis, Paul E Croarkin
Introduction: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) research has suggested dysfunction in cortical glutamatergic systems in adolescent depression, while proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) studies have demonstrated deficits in concentrations of glutamatergic metabolites in depressed individuals in several cortical regions, including the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). However, few studies have combined TMS and MRS methods to examine relationships between glutamatergic neurochemistry and excitatory and inhibitory neural functions, and none have utilized TMS-MRS methodology in clinical populations or in youth...
2016: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964861/pain-opioids-and-sleep-implications-for-restless-legs-syndrome-treatment
#19
Claudia Trenkwalder, Walter Zieglgänsberger, Sam H Ahmedzai, Birgit Högl
Opioid receptor agonists are known to relieve restless legs syndrome (RLS) symptoms, including both sensory and motor events, as well as improving sleep. The mechanisms of action of opioids in RLS are still a matter of speculation. The mechanisms by which endogenous opioids contribute to the pathophysiology of this polygenetic disorder, in which there are a number of variants, including developmental factors, remains unknown. A summary of the cellular mode of action of morphine and its (partial) antagonist naloxone via α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors and the involvement of dendritic spine activation is described...
November 5, 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956067/the-action-imitation-network-and-motor-imitation-in-children-and-adolescents-with-autism
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Heather M Wadsworth, Jose O Maximo, Amy R Lemelman, Kacy Clayton, Soumya Sivaraman, Hrishikesh D Deshpande, Lawrence Ver Hoef, Rajesh K Kana
While deficits in imitation had been reported in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), its exact nature remains unclear. A dysfunction in mirroring mechanisms (through action imitation) has been proposed by some studies to explain this, although some recent evidence points against this hypothesis. The current study used behavior and functional MRI to examine the integrated functioning of the regions that are considered part of the Action Imitation network (AIN) in children and adolescents with ASD during a motor imitation task...
December 10, 2016: Neuroscience
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