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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780348/spatiotemporal-propagation-of-the-cortical-atrophy-population-and-individual-patterns
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Igor Koval, Jean-Baptiste Schiratti, Alexandre Routier, Michael Bacci, Olivier Colliot, Stéphanie Allassonnière, Stanley Durrleman
Repeated failures in clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease (AD) have raised a strong interest for the prodromal phase of the disease. A better understanding of the brain alterations during this early phase is crucial to diagnose patients sooner, to estimate an accurate disease stage, and to give a reliable prognosis. According to recent evidence, structural alterations in the brain are likely to be sensitive markers of the disease progression. Neuronal loss translates in specific spatiotemporal patterns of cortical atrophy, starting in the enthorinal cortex and spreading over other cortical regions according to specific propagation pathways...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779876/linear-self-motion-cues-support-the-spatial-distribution-and-stability-of-hippocampal-place-cells
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Ryan E Harvey, Stephanie A Rutan, Gabrielle R Willey, Jennifer J Siegel, Benjamin J Clark, Ryan M Yoder
The vestibular system provides a crucial component of place-cell and head-direction cell activity [1-7]. Otolith signals are necessary for head-direction signal stability and associated behavior [8, 9], and the head-direction signal's contribution to parahippocampal spatial representations [10-14] suggests that place cells may also require otolithic information. Here, we demonstrate that self-movement information from the otolith organs is necessary for the development of stable place fields within and across sessions...
May 10, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777462/a-composite-of-multisystem-injury-and-neurocognitive-impairment-in-hiv-infection-association-with-everyday-functioning
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María J Marquine, Ilse Flores, Rujvi Kamat, Neco Johnson, Anya Umlauf, Scott Letendre, Dilip Jeste, Igor Grant, David Moore, Robert K Heaton
The Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index is a composite marker of multisystem injury among HIV-infected persons. We aimed to examine its cross-sectional association with functional outcomes, after considering neurocognitive impairment (NCI) and other well-established correlates of everyday functioning among HIV-infected persons. Participants included 670 HIV-infected adults (ages 18-76; 88% male; 63% non-Hispanic White; median current CD4 = 404 cells/mm3 ; 67% on antiretroviral therapy; AIDS = 63%) enrolled in observational studies at the University of California San Diego HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777006/in-vivo-characterization-and-quantification-of-neurofibrillary-tau-pet-radioligand-18-f-mk-6240-in-humans-from-alzheimer-s-disease-dementia-to-young-controls
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Tobey J Betthauser, Karly A Cody, Matthew D Zammit, Dhanabalan Murali, Alexander K Converse, Todd E Barnhart, Charles K Stone, Howard A Rowley, Sterling C Johnson, Bradley T Christian
Tau positron emission tomography (PET) imaging has potential for elucidating changes in the deposition of neuropathological tau aggregates that are occurring during the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). This work investigates in vivo kinetics, quantification strategies and imaging characteristics of a novel tau PET radioligand [18 F]MK-6240 in humans. Methods: Fifty-one individuals ranging from cognitively normal young controls to persons with dementia underwent T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and [11 C]PiB and [18 F]MK-6240 PET imaging...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774001/cognitive-motor-interference-in-an-ecologically-valid-street-crossing-scenario
#5
Christin Janouch, Uwe Drescher, Konstantin Wechsler, Mathias Haeger, Otmar Bock, Claudia Voelcker-Rehage
Laboratory-based research revealed that gait involves higher cognitive processes, leading to performance impairments when executed with a concurrent loading task. Deficits are especially pronounced in older adults. Theoretical approaches like the multiple resource model highlight the role of task similarity and associated attention distribution problems. It has been shown that in cases where these distribution problems are perceived relevant to participant's risk of falls, older adults prioritize gait and posture over the concurrent loading task...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771323/multiple-regions-of-a-cortical-network-commonly-encode-the-meaning-of-words-in-multiple-grammatical-positions-of-read-sentences
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Andrew James Anderson, Edmund C Lalor, Feng Lin, Jeffrey R Binder, Leonardo Fernandino, Colin J Humphries, Lisa L Conant, Rajeev D S Raizada, Scott Grimm, Xixi Wang
Deciphering how sentence meaning is represented in the brain remains a major challenge to science. Semantically related neural activity has recently been shown to arise concurrently in distributed brain regions as successive words in a sentence are read. However, what semantic content is represented by different regions, what is common across them, and how this relates to words in different grammatical positions of sentences is weakly understood. To address these questions, we apply a semantic model of word meaning to interpret brain activation patterns elicited in sentence reading...
May 16, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768086/visual-associations-to-retrieve-episodic-memory-across-healthy-elderly-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
#7
Sascha R A Meyer, Jos F M De Jonghe, Ben Schmand, Rudolf W H M Ponds
Episodic memory tests need to determine the degree to which patients with moderate to severe memory deficits can still benefit from retrieval support. Especially in the case of Alzheimer's disease (AD), this may support health care to be more closely aligned with patients' memory capacities. We investigated whether the different measures of episodic memory of the Visual Association Test-Extended (VAT-E) can provide a more detailed and informative assessment on memory disturbances across a broad range of cognitive decline, from normal to severe impairment as seen in AD, by examining differences in floor effects...
May 16, 2018: Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765482/fatigue-life-distributions-for-reaction-time-data
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Mauricio Tejo, Sebastián Niklitschek-Soto, Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos
The family of fatigue-life distributions is introduced as an alternative model of reaction time data. This family includes the shifted Wald distribution and a shifted version of the Birnbaum-Saunders distribution. Although the former has been proposed as a way to model reaction time data, the latter has not. Hence, we provide theoretical, mathematical and practical arguments in support of the shifted Birnbaum-Saunders as a suitable model of simple reaction times and associated cognitive mechanisms.
June 2018: Cognitive Neurodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765345/exgutils-a-python-package-for-statistical-analysis-with-the-ex-gaussian-probability-density
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REVIEW
Carmen Moret-Tatay, Daniel Gamermann, Esperanza Navarro-Pardo, Pedro Fernández de Córdoba Castellá
The study of reaction times and their underlying cognitive processes is an important field in Psychology. Reaction times are often modeled through the ex-Gaussian distribution, because it provides a good fit to multiple empirical data. The complexity of this distribution makes the use of computational tools an essential element. Therefore, there is a strong need for efficient and versatile computational tools for the research in this area. In this manuscript we discuss some mathematical details of the ex-Gaussian distribution and apply the ExGUtils package, a set of functions and numerical tools, programmed for python, developed for numerical analysis of data involving the ex-Gaussian probability density...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764032/-genes-polymorphism-of-bin1-and-apoe-in-patients-with-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-from-enshi-tujia-area
#10
J Chen, Y Xia, C L Gao, R X Wang, Z N Lu
Objective: To investigate the polymorphism of BIN1 and ApoE genes in amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) patients in Tujia minority area of Enshi, Hubei. Methods: A total of 107 patients with aMCI (aMCI group) and 150 healthy people (healthy control group) during the same period were included between December 2016 and October 2017 in Affiliated Minda Hospital of Hubei University for Nationalities, who were all the Tujia nationality. Three single nucleotide polymorphic site of BIN1 gene rs744373, rs7561528, rs6733839, and two single nucleotide polymorphic site of ApoE gene rs429358, rs7412, and Genotyping and sub-genotyping of ApoE genes were tested using ligase detection reaction technique(LDR), and gene polymorphisms of BIN1 and ApoE were analyzed with Logistic regression analysis...
May 8, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763828/combinatorial-multispectral-thermodynamics-docking-and-site-directed-mutagenesis-reveal-the-cognitive-characteristics-of-honey-bee-chemosensory-protein-to-plant-semiochemical
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Jing Tan, Xinmi Song, Xiaobin Fu, Fan Wu, Fuliang Hu, Hongliang Li
In the chemoreceptive system of insects, there are always some soluble binding proteins, such as some antennal-specific chemosensory proteins (CSPs), which are abundantly distributed in the chemosensory sensillar lymph. The antennal-specific CSPs usually have strong capability to bind diverse semiochemicals, while the detailed interaction between CSPs and the semiochemicals remain unclear. Here, by means of the combinatorial multispectral, thermodynamics, docking and site-directed mutagenesis, we detailedly interpreted a binding interaction between a plant semiochemical β-ionone and antennal-specific CSP1 from the worker honey bee...
May 9, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763737/validation-of-inflammatory-genetic-variants-associated-with-long-term-cancer-related-fatigue-in-a-large-breast-cancer-cohort
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T Kühl, S Behrens, A Jung, N Obi, K Thöne, M E Schmidt, H Becher, J Chang-Claude
BACKGROUND: Studies to date have reported several associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and cancer related fatigue (CRF), but have been limited by small sample sizes, missing adjustment for relevant covariates or multiple testing, as well as varying CRF definitions, i.e. time and method of assessment. This study aimed to validate previously reported associations using the largest independent breast cancer sample to date and to evaluate further functional cytokine variants in relation to total CRF and all relevant CRF subdomains (physical, cognitive, and affective CRF)...
May 12, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763428/physical-and-cognitive-doping-in-university-students-using-the-unrelated-question-model-uqm-assessing-the-influence-of-the-probability-of-receiving-the-sensitive-question-on-prevalence-estimation
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Pavel Dietz, Anne Quermann, Mireille Nicoline Maria van Poppel, Heiko Striegel, Hannes Schröter, Rolf Ulrich, Perikles Simon
STUDY OBJECTIVES: In order to increase the value of randomized response techniques (RRTs) as tools for studying sensitive issues, the present study investigated whether the prevalence estimate for a sensitive item [Formula: see text] assessed with the unrelated questionnaire method (UQM) is influenced by changing the probability of receiving the sensitive question p. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A short paper-and-pencil questionnaire was distributed to 1.243 university students assessing the 12-month prevalence of physical and cognitive doping using two versions of the UQM with different probabilities for receiving the sensitive question (p ≈ 1/3 and p ≈ 2/3)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761569/cognitive-and-functional-progression-in-alzheimer-disease-a-prediction-model-of-latent-classes
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Miriam L Haaksma, Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Marcel G M Olde Rikkert, René J F Melis, Jeannie-Marie S Leoutsakos
OBJECTIVE: We sought to replicate a previously published prediction model for progression, developed in the Cache County Dementia Progression Study, using a clinical cohort from the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center. METHODS: We included 1120 incident Alzheimer disease (AD) cases with at least one assessment after diagnosis, originating from 31 AD centres from the United States. Trajectories of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Clinical Dementia Rating sum of boxes (CDR-sb) were modelled jointly over time using parallel-process growth mixture models in order to identify latent classes of trajectories...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759684/how-aging-impacts-the-encoding-of-binaural-cues-and-the-perception-of-auditory-space
#15
REVIEW
Ann Clock Eddins, Erol J Ozmeral, David A Eddins
Over the years, the effect of aging on auditory function has been investigated in animal models and humans in an effort to characterize age-related changes in both perception and physiology. Here, we review how aging may impact neural encoding and processing of binaural and spatial cues in human listeners with a focus on recent work by the authors as well as others. Age-related declines in monaural temporal processing, as estimated from measures of gap detection and temporal fine structure discrimination, have been associated with poorer performance on binaural tasks that require precise temporal processing...
May 5, 2018: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758938/influence-of-lewy-pathology-on-alzheimer-s-disease-phenotype-a-retrospective-clinico-pathological-study
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Jennifer Roudil, Vincent Deramecourt, Boris Dufournet, Bruno Dubois, Mathieu Ceccaldi, Charles Duyckaerts, Florence Pasquier, Thibaud Lebouvier
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown the frequent coexistence of Lewy pathology (LP) in AD. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of LP on the clinical and cognitive phenotype in a cohort of patients with a neuropathological diagnosis of AD. METHODS: We reviewed neuropathologically proven AD cases, reaching Braak stages V and VI in the brain banks of Lille and Paris between 1993 and 2016, and classified them according to LP extension (amygdala, brainstem, limbic, or neocortical)...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758391/the-impact-bias-in-self-and-others-affective-and-empathic-forecasting-in-individuals-with-social-anxiety
#17
Kimberly A Arditte Hall, Jutta Joormann, Matthias Siemer, Kiara R Timpano
People tend to overestimate the intensity and duration of affect (i.e., impact bias) when making predictions about their own and others' responding, termed affective and empathic forecasting, respectively. Research links impact biases to clinical symptoms of affective disorders, but little work has been done to examine how social anxiety is related to affective and empathic forecasting biases. The current investigation included two studies examining these associations in independent samples of young adults with dimensionally distributed social anxiety symptoms...
May 7, 2018: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758234/a-validation-of-dynamic-causal-modelling-for-7t-fmri
#18
S Tak, J Noh, C Cheong, P Zeidman, A Razi, W D Penny, K J Friston
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in cognitive and clinical neuroscience studies. However, the benefits offered by higher field strength have not been evaluated in terms of effective connectivity and dynamic causal modelling (DCM). NEW METHOD: In this study, we address the validity of DCM for 7T functional MRI data at two levels. First, we evaluate the predictive validity of DCM estimates based upon 3T and 7T in terms of reproducibility...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757481/severe-white-matter-astrocytopathy-in-cadasil
#19
Yoshiki Hase, Aiqing Chen, Letitia L Bates, Lucinda J L Craggs, Yumi Yamamoto, Elizabeth Gemmell, Arthur E Oakley, Viktor I Korolchuk, Raj N Kalaria
Objectives Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is characterised by strategic white matter (WM) hyperintensities on MRI. Pathological features include WM degeneration, arteriolosclerosis, lacunar infarcts and the deposition of granular osmiophilic material. Based on the hypothesis that the gliovascular unit is compromised, we assessed the nature of astrocyte damage in the deep WM of CADASIL subjects. Methods We evaluated post-mortem brains from CADASIL, cerebral small vessel disease, similar age cognitively normal and older control subjects...
May 14, 2018: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756657/amplitude-envelope-correlations-measure-synchronous-cortical-oscillations-in-performing-musicians
#20
Anna Zamm, Stefan Debener, Anna-Katharina R Bauer, Martin G Bleichner, Alexander P Demos, Caroline Palmer
A major question facing cognitive neuroscience is measurement of interbrain synchrony between individuals performing joint actions. We describe the application of a novel method for measuring musicians' interbrain synchrony: amplitude envelope correlations (AECs). Amplitude envelopes (AEs) reflect energy fluctuations in cortical oscillations over time; AE correlations measure the degree to which two envelope fluctuations are temporally correlated, such as cortical oscillations arising from two individuals performing a joint action...
May 14, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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