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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920095/functional-characterization-of-the-left-ventrolateral-premotor-cortex-in-humans-a-direct-electrophysiological-approach
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L Fornia, V Ferpozzi, M Montagna, M Rossi, M Riva, F Pessina, F Martinelli Boneschi, P Borroni, R N Lemon, L Bello, G Cerri
In monkeys, motor outputs from premotor cortex (PM) involve cortico-cortical connections with primary motor cortex (M1). However, in humans, the functional organization of PM and its relationship with the corticospinal tract (CST) is still uncertain. This study was carried out in 21 patients undergoing intraoperative brain mapping prior to tumor resection. The left ventrolateral premotor cortex (vlPM-BA6) was identified preoperatively by functional magnetic resonance imaging, and then investigated intraoperatively using high frequency direct electrical stimulation (HF-DES) of the convexity of M1 and vlPM-BA6, with simultaneous recording of motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) from oro-facial, hand and arm muscles...
December 5, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918346/electrical-stimulation-for-seizure-induction-and-functional-mapping-in-stereoelectroencephalography
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Agnès Trébuchon, Patrick Chauvel
The challenge in epilepsy surgery is to remove the epileptogenic zone without compromising postoperative function. Electrical stimulation (ES) was developed to identify with greater anatomical and physiological precision cortical structures essential to language and motor function. Because the language network is widely distributed in the left (dominant) hemisphere, and often varies among patients, brain mapping should delineate eloquent areas at the individual level. Although ES for language is commonly performed during a presurgical investigation, the procedure remains nonstandardized among centers, and differences between grids and intracerebral depth electrodes (stereoelectroencephalography) should be taken into account when comparing results from different series...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916830/influence-of-fragrances-on-human-psychophysiological-activity-with-special-reference-to-human-electroencephalographic-response
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REVIEW
Kandhasamy Sowndhararajan, Songmun Kim
The influence of fragrances such as perfumes and room fresheners on the psychophysiological activities of humans has been known for a long time, and its significance is gradually increasing in the medicinal and cosmetic industries. A fragrance consists of volatile chemicals with a molecular weight of less than 300 Da that humans perceive through the olfactory system. In humans, about 300 active olfactory receptor genes are devoted to detecting thousands of different fragrance molecules through a large family of olfactory receptors of a diverse protein sequence...
November 29, 2016: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896005/cerebral-blood-flow-is-decoupled-from-blood-pressure-and-linked-to-eeg-bursting-after-resuscitation-from-cardiac-arrest
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Christian Crouzet, Robert H Wilson, Afsheen Bazrafkan, Maryam H Farahabadi, Donald Lee, Juan Alcocer, Bruce J Tromberg, Bernard Choi, Yama Akbari
In the present study, we have developed a multi-modal instrument that combines laser speckle imaging, arterial blood pressure, and electroencephalography (EEG) to quantitatively assess cerebral blood flow (CBF), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and brain electrophysiology before, during, and after asphyxial cardiac arrest (CA) and resuscitation. Using the acquired data, we quantified the time and magnitude of the CBF hyperemic peak and stabilized hypoperfusion after resuscitation. Furthermore, we assessed the correlation between CBF and MAP before and after stabilized hypoperfusion...
November 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802387/graphene-encapsulated-copper-microwires-as-highly-mri-compatible-neural-electrodes
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Siyuan Zhao, Xiaojun Liu, Zheng Xu, Huaying Ren, Bing Deng, Miao Tang, Linlin Lu, Xuefeng Fu, Hailin Peng, Zhongfan Liu, Xiaojie Duan
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible neural electrodes are important for combining high-resolution electrophysiological measurements with more global MRI mapping of brain activity, which is critical for fundamental neuroscience studies, as well as clinical evaluation and monitoring. Copper is a favorable material to use in MRI because it has magnetic susceptibility close to water and tissues. However, the cytotoxicity of copper precludes its direct implantation for neural recording. Here, we overcome this limitation by developing a graphene encapsulated copper (G-Cu) microelectrode...
November 1, 2016: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798186/genetically-targeted-all-optical-electrophysiology-with-a-transgenic-cre-dependent-optopatch-mouse
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Shan Lou, Yoav Adam, Eli N Weinstein, Erika Williams, Katherine Williams, Vicente Parot, Nikita Kavokine, Stephen Liberles, Linda Madisen, Hongkui Zeng, Adam E Cohen
: Recent advances in optogenetics have enabled simultaneous optical perturbation and optical readout of membrane potential in diverse cell types. Here, we develop and characterize a Cre-dependent transgenic Optopatch2 mouse line that we call Floxopatch. The animals expressed a blue-shifted channelrhodopsin, CheRiff, and a near infrared Archaerhodopsin-derived voltage indicator, QuasAr2, via targeted knock-in at the rosa26 locus. In Optopatch-expressing animals, we tested for overall health, genetically targeted expression, and function of the optogenetic components...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798181/nogo-receptor-1-confines-a-disinhibitory-microcircuit-to-the-critical-period-in-visual-cortex
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Céleste-Élise Stephany, Taruna Ikrar, Collins Nguyen, Xiangmin Xu, Aaron W McGee
: A characteristic of the developing mammalian visual system is a brief interval of plasticity, termed the "critical period," when the circuitry of primary visual cortex is most sensitive to perturbation of visual experience. Depriving one eye of vision (monocular deprivation [MD]) during the critical period alters ocular dominance (OD) by shifting the responsiveness of neurons in visual cortex to favor the nondeprived eye. A disinhibitory microcircuit involving parvalbumin-expressing (PV) interneurons initiates this OD plasticity...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760158/optogenetically-blocking-sharp-wave-ripple-events-in-sleep-does-not-interfere-with-the-formation-of-stable-spatial-representation-in-the-ca1-area-of-the-hippocampus
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Krisztián A Kovács, Joseph O'Neill, Philipp Schoenenberger, Markku Penttonen, Damaris K Ranguel Guerrero, Jozsef Csicsvari
During hippocampal sharp wave/ripple (SWR) events, previously occurring, sensory input-driven neuronal firing patterns are replayed. Such replay is thought to be important for plasticity-related processes and consolidation of memory traces. It has previously been shown that the electrical stimulation-induced disruption of SWR events interferes with learning in rodents in different experimental paradigms. On the other hand, the cognitive map theory posits that the plastic changes of the firing of hippocampal place cells constitute the electrophysiological counterpart of the spatial learning, observable at the behavioral level...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747989/predictive-coding-accelerates-word-recognition-and-learning-in-the-early-stages-of-language-development
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Sari Ylinen, Alexis Bosseler, Katja Junttila, Minna Huotilainen
The ability to predict future events in the environment and learn from them is a fundamental component of adaptive behavior across species. Here we propose that inferring predictions facilitates speech processing and word learning in the early stages of language development. Twelve- and 24-month olds' electrophysiological brain responses to heard syllables are faster and more robust when the preceding word context predicts the ending of a familiar word. For unfamiliar, novel word forms, however, word-expectancy violation generates a prediction error response, the strength of which significantly correlates with children's vocabulary scores at 12 months...
October 16, 2016: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725948/correlation-between-volumetric-oxygenation-responses-and-electrophysiology-identifies-deep-thalamocortical-activity-during-epileptic-seizures
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Sven Gottschalk, Thomas Felix Fehm, Xose Luís Deán-Ben, Vassiliy Tsytsarev, Daniel Razansky
Visualization of whole brain activity during epileptic seizures is essential for both fundamental research into the disease mechanisms and the development of efficient treatment strategies. It has been previously discussed that pathological synchronization originating from cortical areas may reinforce backpropagating signaling from the thalamic neurons, leading to massive seizures through enhancement of high frequency neural activity in the thalamocortical loop. However, the study of deep brain neural activity is challenging with the existing functional neuroimaging methods due to lack of adequate spatiotemporal resolution or otherwise insufficient penetration into subcortical areas...
January 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660241/the-neural-code-for-pain-from-single-cell-electrophysiology-to-the-dynamic-pain-connectome
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Aaron Kucyi, Karen D Davis
Pain occurs in time. In naturalistic settings, pain perception is sometimes stable but often varies in intensity and quality over the course of seconds, minutes, and days. A principal aim in classic electrophysiology studies of pain was to uncover a neural code based on the temporal patterns of single neuron firing. In contrast, modern neuroimaging studies have placed emphasis on uncovering the spatial pattern of brain activity (or "map") that may reflect the pain experience. However, in the emerging field of connectomics, communication within and among brain networks is characterized as intrinsically dynamic on multiple time scales...
September 22, 2016: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651034/spatial-co-adaptation-of-cortical-control-columns-in-a-micro-ecog-brain-computer-interface
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A G Rouse, J J Williams, J J Wheeler, D W Moran
OBJECTIVE: Electrocorticography (ECoG) has been used for a range of applications including electrophysiological mapping, epilepsy monitoring, and more recently as a recording modality for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). Studies that examine ECoG electrodes designed and implanted chronically solely for BCI applications remain limited. The present study explored how two key factors influence chronic, closed-loop ECoG BCI: (i) the effect of inter-electrode distance on BCI performance and (ii) the differences in neural adaptation and performance when fixed versus adaptive BCI decoding weights are used...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642117/flexible-neural-electrode-array-based-on-porous-graphene-for-cortical-microstimulation-and-sensing
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Yichen Lu, Hongming Lyu, Andrew G Richardson, Timothy H Lucas, Duygu Kuzum
Neural sensing and stimulation have been the backbone of neuroscience research, brain-machine interfaces and clinical neuromodulation therapies for decades. To-date, most of the neural stimulation systems have relied on sharp metal microelectrodes with poor electrochemical properties that induce extensive damage to the tissue and significantly degrade the long-term stability of implantable systems. Here, we demonstrate a flexible cortical microelectrode array based on porous graphene, which is capable of efficient electrophysiological sensing and stimulation from the brain surface, without penetrating into the tissue...
September 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618674/strategies-and-tools-for-combinatorial-targeting-of-gabaergic-neurons-in-mouse-cerebral-cortex
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Miao He, Jason Tucciarone, SooHyun Lee, Maximiliano José Nigro, Yongsoo Kim, Jesse Maurica Levine, Sean Michael Kelly, Illya Krugikov, Priscilla Wu, Yang Chen, Lin Gong, Yongjie Hou, Pavel Osten, Bernardo Rudy, Z Josh Huang
Systematic genetic access to GABAergic cell types will facilitate studying the function and development of inhibitory circuitry. However, single gene-driven recombinase lines mark relatively broad and heterogeneous cell populations. Although intersectional approaches improve precision, it remains unclear whether they can capture cell types defined by multiple features. Here we demonstrate that combinatorial genetic and viral approaches target restricted GABAergic subpopulations and cell types characterized by distinct laminar location, morphology, axonal projection, and electrophysiological properties...
September 21, 2016: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601975/the-voxel-wise-functional-connectome-can-be-efficiently-derived-from-co-activations-in-a-sparse-spatio-temporal-point-process
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Enzo Tagliazucchi, Michael Siniatchkin, Helmut Laufs, Dante R Chialvo
Large efforts are currently under way to systematically map functional connectivity between all pairs of millimeter-scale brain regions based on large neuroimaging databases. The exploratory unraveling of this "functional connectome" based on functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) can benefit from a better understanding of the contributors to resting state functional connectivity. In this work, we introduce a sparse representation of fMRI data in the form of a discrete point-process encoding high-amplitude events in the blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) signal and we show it contains sufficient information for the estimation of functional connectivity between all pairs of voxels...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594924/automatic-cortical-representation-of-auditory-pitch-changes-in-rett-syndrome
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John J Foxe, Kelly M Burke, Gizely N Andrade, Aleksandra Djukic, Hans-Peter Frey, Sophie Molholm
BACKGROUND: Over the typical course of Rett syndrome, initial language and communication abilities deteriorate dramatically between the ages of 1 and 4 years, and a majority of these children go on to lose all oral communication abilities. It becomes extremely difficult for clinicians and caretakers to accurately assess the level of preserved auditory functioning in these children, an issue of obvious clinical import. Non-invasive electrophysiological techniques allow for the interrogation of auditory cortical processing without the need for overt behavioral responses...
2016: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593199/intersubject-variability-and-induced-gamma-in-the-visual-cortex-dcm-with-empirical-bayes-and-neural-fields
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Dimitris A Pinotsis, Gavin Perry, Vladimir Litvak, Krish D Singh, Karl J Friston
This article describes the first application of a generic (empirical) Bayesian analysis of between-subject effects in the dynamic causal modeling (DCM) of electrophysiological (MEG) data. It shows that (i) non-invasive (MEG) data can be used to characterize subject-specific differences in cortical microcircuitry and (ii) presents a validation of DCM with neural fields that exploits intersubject variability in gamma oscillations. We find that intersubject variability in visually induced gamma responses reflects changes in the excitation-inhibition balance in a canonical cortical circuit...
December 2016: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568516/genetic-based-dissection-unveils-the-inputs-and-outputs-of-striatal-patch-and-matrix-compartments
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Jared B Smith, Jason R Klug, Danica L Ross, Christopher D Howard, Nick G Hollon, Vivian I Ko, Hilary Hoffman, Edward M Callaway, Charles R Gerfen, Xin Jin
The striatum contains neurochemically defined compartments termed patches and matrix. Previous studies suggest patches preferentially receive limbic inputs and project to dopamine neurons in substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc), whereas matrix neurons receive sensorimotor inputs and do not innervate SNc. Using BAC-Cre transgenic mice with viral tracing techniques, we mapped brain-wide differences in the input-output organization of the patch/matrix. Findings reveal a displaced population of striatal patch neurons termed "exo-patch," which reside in matrix zones but have neurochemistry, connectivity, and electrophysiological characteristics resembling patch neurons...
September 7, 2016: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559168/task-learning-promotes-plasticity-of-interneuron-connectivity-maps-in-the-olfactory-bulb
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Longwen Huang, Kevin Ung, Isabella Garcia, Kathleen B Quast, Keith Cordiner, Peter Saggau, Benjamin R Arenkiel
UNLABELLED: Elucidating patterns of functional synaptic connectivity and deciphering mechanisms of how plasticity influences such connectivity is essential toward understanding brain function. In the mouse olfactory bulb (OB), principal neurons (mitral/tufted cells) make reciprocal connections with local inhibitory interneurons, including granule cells (GCs) and external plexiform layer (EPL) interneurons. Our current understanding of the functional connectivity between these cell types, as well as their experience-dependent plasticity, remains incomplete...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559164/mglur5-exerts-cell-autonomous-influences-on-the-functional-and-anatomical-development-of-layer-iv-cortical-neurons-in-the-mouse-primary-somatosensory-cortex
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Carlos J Ballester-Rosado, Hao Sun, Jui-Yen Huang, Hui-Chen Lu
UNLABELLED: Glutamate neurotransmission refines synaptic connections to establish the precise neural circuits underlying sensory processing. Deleting metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) in mice perturbs cortical somatosensory map formation in the primary somatosensory (S1) cortex at both functional and anatomical levels. To examine the cell-autonomous influences of mGluR5 signaling in the morphological and functional development of layer IV spiny stellate glutamatergic neurons receiving sensory input, mGluR5 genetic mosaic mice were generated through in utero electroporation...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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