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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240950/what-did-you-do-today-variability-in-daily-activities-is-related-to-variability-in-daily-cognitive-performance
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Allison A M Bielak, Jacqueline Mogle, Martin J Sliwinski
Objectives: Are the activities we do each day related to fluctuations in our daily cognitive performance? Positive longitudinal associations between cognitive, physical, and social activities and cognitive ability in adulthood are well established. However little is known about how this relationship may operate at the daily level. Methods: Community-dwelling participants 60-90 years of age (M = 69.41; n = 146) reported their activity participation and completed cognitive tests online for 7 consecutive days...
December 12, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234356/the-opportunities-of-virtual-reality-in-the-rehabilitation-of-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-literature-review
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Azadeh Bashiri, Marjan Ghazisaeedi, Leila Shahmoradi
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in childhood. This disorder, in addition to its main symptoms, creates significant difficulties in education, social performance, and personal relationships. Given the importance of rehabilitation for these patients to combat the above issues, the use of virtual reality (VR) technology is helpful. The aim of this study was to highlight the opportunities for VR in the rehabilitation of children with ADHD. This narrative review was conducted by searching for articles in scientific databases and e-Journals, using keywords including VR, children, and ADHD...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232617/shared-reality-in-interpersonal-relationships
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Susan M Andersen, Elizabeth Przybylinski
Close relationships afford us opportunities to create and maintain meaning systems as shared perceptions of ourselves and the world. Establishing a sense of mutual understanding allows for creating and maintaining lasting social bonds, and as such, is important in human relations. In a related vein, it has long been known that knowledge of significant others in one's life is stored in memory and evoked with new persons-in the social-cognitive process of 'transference'-imbuing new encounters with significance and leading to predictable cognitive, evaluative, motivational, and behavioral consequences, as well as shifts in the self and self-regulation, depending on the particular significant other evoked...
November 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228200/ect-has-greater-efficacy-than-fluoxetine-in-alleviating-the-burden-of-illness-for-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-a-taiwanese-pooled-analysis
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Ching-Hua Lin, Chun-Jen Huang, Cheng-Chung Chen
Background: The burden of major depressive disorder (MDD) includes suffering due to symptom severity, functional impairment, and quality of life (QOL) deficits. The aim of this study was to compare the differences between ECT and pharmacotherapy in reducing such burdens. Methods: This was a pooled analysis study including two open-label trials for MDD inpatients receiving either standard bitemporal and modified ECT with a maximum of 12 sessions, or 20 mg/d of fluoxetine for 6 weeks...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227913/history-in-health-health-promotion-s-underexplored-tool-for-change
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Wendy Madsen
OBJECTIVES: This paper outlined an argument as to why history and historians should be included in a healthy settings approach. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative descriptive study. METHODS: A narrative review of the literature across a broad cross-section of history, health promotion and public health disciplines was undertaken. RESULTS: Three reasons for including history were identified relating to the social role of history as a means of analysing social memory, of changing social narratives and by raising social consciousness...
December 8, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227583/single-point-mutation-on-the-gene-encoding-dysbindin-results-in-recognition-deficits
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Eric H Chang, Kayla Fernando, Lok Wan E Yeung, Kristina Barbari, Toni-Shay S Chandon, Anil K Malhotra
The dystrobrevin-binding protein 1 (DTNBP1) gene is a candidate risk factor for schizophrenia and has been associated with cognitive ability in both patient populations and healthy controls. DTNBP1 encodes dysbindin protein, which is localized to synaptic sites and is reduced in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus of patients with schizophrenia, indicating a potential role in schizophrenia etiology. Most studies of dysbindin function have focused on the sandy (sdy) mice that lack dysbindin protein and have a wide range of abnormalities...
December 11, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222850/exploratory-study-of-imagery-rescripting-without-focusing-on-early-traumatic-memories-for-major-depressive-disorder
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Fuminori Yamada, Yoichi Hiramatsu, Tomokazu Murata, Yoichi Seki, Mizue Yokoo, Remi Noguchi, Takayuki Shibuya, Mari Tanaka, Rieko Takanashi, Eiji Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Mental imagery has a more powerful impact on our emotions than thinking in words about the same material. Treating intrusive images with imagery rescripting (IR) has been reported for various disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and bipolar disorder. There has been less research about IR as a major depressive disorder (MDD). AIMS: We examined whether IR without focusing on early traumatic memories is effective in MDD...
December 9, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222491/exploring-biased-attention-towards-body-related-stimuli-and-its-relationship-with-body-awareness
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Gerardo Salvato, Gabriele De Maio, Gabriella Bottini
Stimuli of great social relevance exogenously capture attention. Here we explored the impact of body-related stimuli on endogenous attention. Additionally, we investigate the influence of internal states on biased attention towards this class of stimuli. Participants were presented with a body, face, or chair cue to hold in memory (Memory task) or to merely attend (Priming task) and, subsequently, they were asked to find a circle in an unrelated visual search task. In the valid condition, the circle was flanked by the cue...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222469/hippocampal-oxytocin-receptors-are-necessary-for-discrimination-of-social-stimuli
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Tara Raam, Kathleen M McAvoy, Antoine Besnard, Alexa Veenema, Amar Sahay
Oxytocin receptor (Oxtr) signaling in neural circuits mediating discrimination of social stimuli and affiliation or avoidance behavior is thought to guide social recognition. Remarkably, the physiological functions of Oxtrs in the hippocampus are not known. Here we demonstrate using genetic and pharmacological approaches that Oxtrs in the anterior dentate gyrus (aDG) and anterior CA2/CA3 (aCA2/CA3) of mice are necessary for discrimination of social, but not non-social, stimuli. Further, Oxtrs in aCA2/CA3 neurons recruit a population-based coding mechanism to mediate social stimuli discrimination...
December 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221855/toll-like-receptor-4-regulates-anxiety-like-behavior-and-darpp-32-phosphorylation
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T Femenia, Y Qian, T Arentsen, H Forssberg, R Diaz Heijtz
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a crucial role in early innate immune responses to inflammatory agents and pathogens. In the brain, some members of the TLR family are expressed in glial cells and neurons. In particular, TLR4 has been involved in learning and memory processes, stress-induced adaptations, and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. However, the role of TLR4 in emotional behaviors and their underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role of TLR4 in emotional and social behavior by using different behavioral approaches, and assessed potential molecular alterations in important brain areas involved in emotional responses...
December 5, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221763/cognitive-impairment-and-quality-of-life-of-people-with-epilepsy-and-neurocysticercosis-in-zambia
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Anne L Nau, Kabemba E Mwape, Jasmin Wiefek, Kathie Schmidt, Emmanuel Abatih, Pierre Dorny, Nicolas Praet, Clarance Chiluba, Holger Schmidt, Isaac K Phiri, Andrea S Winkler, Sarah Gabriël, Joachim Blocher
Cognitive impairment and quality of life (Qol) are important to assess the burden of epilepsy and neurocysticercosis (NCC), which are common but neglected in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The aims of this study were to assess cognitive performance and Qol of people with epilepsy (PWE) in Zambia and to explore differences in PWE with and without NCC. In this community based, cross-sectional case-control-study, 47 PWE and 50 healthy controls completed five neuropsychological tests (Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Digit Span, Selective Reminding Test (SRT), Spatial Recall Test (SPART), Test Battery of Attentional Performance (TAP)) and a World Health Organization (WHO) questionnaire of Qol...
December 5, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220673/de-novo-variants-in-gria4-lead-to-intellectual-disability-with-or-without-seizures-and-gait-abnormalities
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Sonja Martin, Adam Chamberlin, Deepali N Shinde, Maja Hempel, Tim M Strom, Allison Schreiber, Jessika Johannsen, Lilian Bomme Ousager, Martin J Larsen, Lars Kjaersgaard Hansen, Ali Fatemi, Julie S Cohen, Johannes Lemke, Kristina P Sørensen, Katherine L Helbig, Davor Lessel, Rami Abou Jamra
Using trio whole-exome sequencing, we have identified de novo heterozygous pathogenic variants in GRIA4 in five unrelated individuals with intellectual disability and other symptoms. GRIA4 encodes an AMPA receptor subunit known as GluR4, which is found on excitatory glutamatergic synapses and is important for learning and memory. Four of the variants are located in the highly conserved SYTANLAAF motif in the transmembrane protein M3, and the fifth is in an extra-cellular domain. Molecular modeling of the altered protein showed that three of the variants in the SYTANLAAF motif orient toward the center of the pore region and most likely lead to disturbance of the gating mechanism...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220541/yoga-for-stroke-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
Maggie Lawrence, Francisco T Celestino Junior, Hemilianna Hs Matozinho, Lindsay Govan, Jo Booth, Jane Beecher
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major health issue and cause of long-term disability and has a major emotional and socioeconomic impact. There is a need to explore options for long-term sustainable interventions that support stroke survivors to engage in meaningful activities to address life challenges after stroke. Rehabilitation focuses on recovery of function and cognition to the maximum level achievable, and may include a wide range of complementary strategies including yoga.Yoga is a mind-body practice that originated in India, and which has become increasingly widespread in the Western world...
December 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218792/complex-selection-on-a-regulator-of-social-cognition-evidence-of-balancing-selection-regulatory-interactions-and-population-differentiation-in-the-prairie-vole-avpr1a-locus
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Alejandro Berrio, Rafael F Guerrero, Galina V Aglyamova, Mariam Okhovat, Mikhail V Matz, Steven M Phelps
Adaptive variation in social behavior depends upon standing genetic variation, but we know little about how evolutionary forces shape genetic diversity relevant to brain and behavior. In prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster), variants at the Avpr1a locus predict expression of the vasopressin 1a receptor in the retrosplenial cortex (RSC), a brain region that mediates spatial and contextual memory; cortical V1aR abundance in turn predicts diversity in space-use and sexual fidelity in the field. To examine the potential contributions of adaptive and neutral forces to variation at the Avpr1a locus, we explore sequence diversity at the Avpr1a locus and throughout the genome in two populations of wild prairie voles...
December 8, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217224/the-neural-correlates-of-self-referential-memory-encoding-and-retrieval-in-schizophrenia
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Amy M Jimenez, Junghee Lee, Jonathan K Wynn, Michael F Green
BACKGROUND: Enhanced memory for self-oriented information is known as the self-referential memory (SRM) effect. fMRI studies of the SRM effect have focused almost exclusively on encoding, revealing selective engagement of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) during "self" relative to other processing conditions. Other critical areas for self-processing include ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (vlPFC), temporo-parietal junction (TPJ) and posterior cingulate/precuneus (PCC/PC). Previous behavioral studies show that individuals with schizophrenia fail to benefit from this memory boost...
December 4, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215769/can-a-cognitive-rehabilitation-program-in-early-stages-of-parkinson-s-disease-improve-cognition-and-apathy-and-brain-functional-connectivity-for-up-to-18-months
#16
Antonio Daniele, Francesco Panza
In patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), management of non-motor symptoms, including cognitive and behavioural symptoms, is still a challenging need [1], which may be approached by various therapeutic strategies. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) in PD patients showed that a 13-week cognitive rehabilitation program training various cognitive functions (attention, memory, language, executive functions, social cognition) may improve cognition and functional disability [2]. Diez-Cirarda et al. [3] report the results obtained in 15 PD patients in early disease stages, as 18-month follow-up study of such RCT [2]...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215031/a-mechanistic-model-of-human-recall-of-social-network-structure-and-relationship-affect
#17
Elisa Omodei, Matthew E Brashears, Alex Arenas
The social brain hypothesis argues that the need to deal with social challenges was key to our evolution of high intelligence. Research with non-human primates as well as experimental and fMRI studies in humans produce results consistent with this claim, leading to an estimate that human primary groups should consist of roughly 150 individuals. Gaps between this prediction and empirical observations can be partially accounted for using "compression heuristics", or schemata that simplify the encoding and recall of social information...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214054/lifestyle-modification-practice-and-associated-factors-among-diagnosed-hypertensive-patients-in-selected-hospitals-south-ethiopia
#18
Eyasu Siyum Buda, Lolemo Kelbiso Hanfore, Robera Olana Fite, Alula Seyum Buda
Background: Hypertension is one of the leading causes of disability and death in both developed and developing countries that need urgent strategies to implement interventions that control it. Appropriate lifestyle changes often called non-pharmacological approaches that often overlooked are the corner stone of the prevention and control of hypertension. The aim of this study is to assess the practice of lifestyle modifications and associated factors among diagnosed hypertensive patients in Durame and Nigist Elleni Mohamed Memorial General Hospitals in southern Ethiopia...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213525/motor-learning-characterization-in-people-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-systematic-review
#19
Íbis Ariana Peña de Moraes, Thais Massetti, Tânia Brusque Crocetta, Talita Dias da Silva, Lilian Del Ciello de Menezes, Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro, Fernando Henrique Magalhães
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder primarily characterized by deficits in social interaction, communication and implicit skill learning. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the results of research on "motor learning" and the means used for measuring "autistic disorder". METHODS: A systematic literature search was done using Medline/PubMed, Web of Science, BVS (virtual health library), and PsycINFO. We included articles that contained the keywords "autism" and "motor learning"...
July 2017: Dementia & Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212415/effects-of-cognitive-remediation-on-cognitive-and-social-functions-in-individuals-with-schizophrenia
#20
Akihiko Katsumi, Hiroshi Hoshino, Satoshi Fujimoto, Hirooki Yabe, Emi Ikebuchi, Kazuyuki Nakagome, Shin-Ichi Niwa
Individuals with schizophrenia exhibit cognitive impairments, which are related to impairments in social functions. This study investigated the effects of cognitive remediation on cognitive, social, and daily living impairment. Participants were individuals with schizophrenia between 20 and 60 years old (N = 44). Participants were randomly assigned to two groups: a cognitive remediation intervention group and a non-intervention control group. The control group was provided with conventional drug therapy and either day care or occupational therapy...
December 7, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
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