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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453952/where-is-the-locus-of-the-lowercase-advantage-during-sentence-reading
#1
Manuel Perea, Eva Rosa, Ana Marcet
While most models of visual word identification and reading posit that a word's visual codes are rapidly transformed onto case-invariant representations (i.e., table and TABLE would equally activate the word unit corresponding to "table"), a number of experiments have shown a lowercase advantage in various word identification and reading tasks. In the present experiment, we examined the locus of this lowercase advantage by comparing the pattern of eye movements when reading sentences in lowercase vs. uppercase...
April 25, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448898/kinematic-gait-pattern-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-and-leg-length-discrepancy-effects-of-an-extra-sole
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Meta N Eek, Roland Zügner, Ingibjörg Stefansdottir, Roy Tranberg
The gait pattern in children with cerebral palsy (CP) often differs from normal, with slow velocity, problem with foot clearance and increased stress on joints. Several factors, such as muscle tone, impaired motor control, muscle contractures, skeletal deformities and leg length discrepancy affect gait. Leg length discrepancy can be treated surgically or with elevation of the shoe on the short leg. The purpose of this study was to examine whether compensating for leg length discrepancy, with elevation of the sole, leads to a change in movement pattern during walking in children with spastic CP...
April 17, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447748/tenascin-c-expression-and-its-associated-pathway-in-bmscs-following-co-culture-with-mechanically-stretched-ligament-fibroblasts
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Bing Zhao, Mengcai Hu, Huiyan Wu, Chenchen Ren, Jianshe Wang, Shihong Cui
The occurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is closely associated with alterations in the extracellular matrix proteins of the supporting ligament. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) have the potential to differentiate into a variety of cell types, including osteoblasts, chondroblasts and adipocytes. Therefore, BMSCs have the potential to improve the clinical outcomes of POP. Tenascin‑C is a large glycoprotein that is present in the ECM and is involved in morphogenetic movements, and tissue patterning and repair...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446896/fixation-patterns-of-chinese-participants-while-identifying-facial-expressions-on-chinese-faces
#4
Mu Xia, Xueliu Li, Haiqing Zhong, Hong Li
Two experiments in this study were designed to explore a model of Chinese fixation with four types of native facial expressions-happy, peaceful, sad, and angry. In both experiments, participants performed an emotion recognition task while their behaviors and eye movements were recorded. Experiment 1 (24 participants, 12 men) demonstrated that both eye fixations and durations were lower for the upper part of the face than for the lower part of the face for all four types of facial expression. Experiment 2 (20 participants, 6 men) repeated this finding and excluded the disturbance of fixation point...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446864/neural-entrainment-to-polyrhythms-a-comparison-of-musicians-and-non-musicians
#5
Jan Stupacher, Guilherme Wood, Matthias Witte
Music can be thought of as a dynamic path over time. In most cases, the rhythmic structure of this path, such as specific sequences of strong and weak beats or recurring patterns, allows us to predict what and particularly when sounds are going to happen. Without this ability we would not be able to entrain body movements to music, like we do when we dance. By combining EEG and behavioral measures, the current study provides evidence illustrating the importance of ongoing neural oscillations at beat-related frequencies-i...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446586/muscle-synergies-obtained-from-comprehensive-mapping-of-the-primary-motor-cortex-forelimb-representation-using-high-frequency-long-duration-icms
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Sommer L Amundsen Huffmaster, Gustaf M Van Acker, Carl W Luchies, Paul D Cheney
Simplifying neuromuscular control for movement has previously been explored by extracting muscle synergies from voluntary movement electromyography (EMG) patterns. The purpose of this study was to investigate muscle synergies represented in EMG recordings associated with direct electrical stimulation of single sites in primary motor cortex (M1). We applied single electrode high-frequency, long-duration intracortical microstimulation (HFLD-ICMS) to the forelimb region of M1 in two rhesus macaques using parameters previously found to produce forelimb movements to stable spatial endpoints (90-150 Hz, 90-150 μA, 1000 ms stimulus train lengths)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446018/development-of-personalized-urination-recognition-technology-using-smart-bands
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Sung-Jong Eun, Taeg-Keun Whangbo, Dong Kyun Park, Khae-Hawn Kim
PURPOSE: This study collected and analyzed activity data sensed through smart bands worn by patients in order to resolve the clinical issues posed by using voiding charts. By developing a smart band-based algorithm for recognizing urination activity in patients, this study aimed to explore the feasibility of urination monitoring systems. METHODS: This study aimed to develop an algorithm that recognizes urination based on a patient's posture and changes in posture...
April 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444788/night-sleep-in-patients-with-vegetative-state
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Yuri G Pavlov, Steffen Gais, Friedemann Müller, Monika Schönauer, Barbara Schäpers, Jan Born, Boris Kotchoubey
Polysomnographic recording of night sleep was carried out in 15 patients with the diagnosis vegetative state (syn. unresponsive wakefulness syndrome). Sleep scoring was performed by three raters, and confirmed by means of a spectral power analysis of the electroencephalogram, electrooculogram and electromyogram. All patients but one exhibited at least some signs of sleep. In particular, sleep stage N1 was found in 13 patients, N2 in 14 patients, N3 in nine patients, and rapid eye movement sleep in 10 patients...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444394/tissue-specific-dissociation-of-diurnal-transcriptome-rhythms-during-sleep-restriction-in-mice
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Jana Husse, Jana-Thabea Kiehn, Johanna L Barclay, Nadine Naujokat, Judit Meyer-Kovac, Hendrik Lehnert, Henrik Oster
Study objectives: Shortened or mistimed sleep affects metabolic homeostasis, which may in part be mediated by dysregulation of endogenous circadian clocks. In this study, we assessed the contribution of sleep disruption to metabolic dysregulation by analysing diurnal transcriptome regulation in metabolic tissues of mice subjected to a sleep restriction paradigm. Methods: Male mice were subjected to 2x5 days of sleep restriction (SR) with enforced waking during the first six hours of the light phase...
April 24, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441420/mapping-of-the-brain-hemodynamic-responses-to-sensorimotor-stimulation-in-a-rodent-model-a-bold-fmri-study
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Salem Boussida, Amidou S Traoré, Franck Durif
Blood Oxygenation Level Dependent functional MRI (BOLD fMRI) during electrical paw stimulation has been widely used in studies aimed at the understanding of the somatosensory network in rats. However, despite the well-established anatomical connections between cortical and subcortical structures of the sensorimotor system, most of these functional studies have been concentrated on the cortical effects of sensory electrical stimulation. BOLD fMRI study of the integration of a sensorimotor input across the sensorimotor network requires an appropriate methodology to elicit functional activation in cortical and subcortical areas owing to the regional differences in both neuronal and vascular architectures between these brain regions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440058/atypical-inter-hemispheric-communication-correlates-with-altered-motor-inhibition-during-learning-of-a-new-bimanual-coordination-pattern-in-developmental-coordination-disorder
#11
Mélody Blais, David Amarantini, Jean-Michel Albaret, Yves Chaix, Jessica Tallet
Impairment of motor learning skills in developmental coordination disorder (DCD) has been reported in several studies. Some hypotheses on neural mechanisms of motor learning deficits in DCD have emerged but, to date, brain-imaging investigations are scarce. The aim of the present study is to assess possible changes in communication between brain areas during practice of a new bimanual coordination task in teenagers with DCD (n = 10) compared to matched controls (n = 10). Accuracy, stability and number of mirror movements were computed as behavioural variables...
April 25, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439473/the-behavioral-response-of-prey-fish-to-predators-the-role-of-predator-size
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Zhong-Hua Tang, Qing Huang, Hui Wu, Lu Kuang, Shi-Jian Fu
Predation is one of the key factors governing patterns in natural systems, and adjustments of prey behaviors in response to a predator stimulus can have important ecological implications for wild fish. To investigate the effects of predators on the behavior of prey fish and to test whether the possible effects varied with predator size, black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) and snakehead (Channa argus) (a size-matched predator treatment with a similar body size to prey fish and a larger predator treatment with approximately 2...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438914/does-deforestation-promote-or-inhibit-malaria-transmission-in-the-amazon-a-systematic-literature-review-and-critical-appraisal-of-current-evidence
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REVIEW
Joanna M Tucker Lima, Amy Vittor, Sami Rifai, Denis Valle
Considerable interest in the relationship between biodiversity and disease has recently captured the attention of the research community, with important public policy implications. In particular, malaria in the Amazon region is often cited as an example of how forest conservation can improve public health outcomes. However, despite a growing body of literature and an increased understanding of the relationship between malaria and land use / land cover change (LULC) in Amazonia, contradictions have emerged. While some studies report that deforestation increases malaria risk, others claim the opposite...
June 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437567/people-with-patellofemoral-oa-walk-with-different-pelvic-and-hip-kinematics-compared-to-healthy-aged-matched-controls
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Kay M Crossley, Anthony G Schache, Hannah Ozturk, Jonathan Lentzos, Melissa Munanto, Marcus G Pandy
Objective, Patellofemoral joint (PFJ) osteoarthritis (OA) is common, yet little is known about how this condition influences lower-limb biomechanical function. This study compared pelvis and lower-limb kinematics in people with and without PFJOA., Methods, Sixty-nine participants (64% women, mean age 56±10 years) with anterior knee pain aggravated by PFJ loaded activities (stair ambulation, rising from sitting, squatting) and radiographic lateral PFJOA on skyline radiographs were compared with 18 controls (78% women, mean age 53±7 years) with no lower-limb pain or radiographic OA...
April 24, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437492/clinical-rehabilitation-of-anterior-knee-pain-current-concepts
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Laurie A Hiemstra, Sarah Kerslake, Elizabeth A Arendt
Rehabilitation is the hallmark of the nonoperative treatment of anterior knee pain (AKP). Whether a patient has had appropriate rehabilitation can be assessed in the office with a selection of basic and advanced screening tests. Most important, providing specific instructions in your referral to a therapist skilled in treating patients with AKP can ensure that any identified deficits are appropriately addressed. The etiology of AKP is multifactorial. Whatever its "cause," AKP alters neuromuscular function, and correcting these altered body movement patterns will benefit the patient...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435123/is-having-similar-eye-movement-patterns-during-face-learning-and-recognition-beneficial-for-recognition-performance-evidence-from-hidden-markov-modeling
#16
Tim Chuk, Antoni B Chan, Janet Hsiao
The hidden Markov model (HMM)-based approach for eye movement analysis is able to reflect individual differences in both spatial and temporal aspects of eye movements. Here we used this approach to understand the relationship between eye movements during face learning and recognition, and its association with recognition performance. We discovered holistic (i.e., mainly looking at the face center) and analytic (i.e., specifically looking at the two eyes in addition to the face center) patterns during both learning and recognition...
April 20, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434395/would-adults-with-autism-be-less-likely-to-bury-the-survivors-an-eye-movement-study-of-anomalous-text-reading
#17
Sheena K Au-Yeung, Johanna K Kaakinen, Simon P Liversedge, Valerie Benson
In a single eye movement experiment we investigated the effects of context on the time course of local and global anomaly processing during reading in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In one condition short paragraph texts contained anomalous target words. Detection of the anomaly was only possible through evaluation of word meaning in relation to the global context of the whole paragraph (Passage Level Anomalies). In another condition the anomaly could be detected via computation of a local thematic violation within a single sentence embedded in the paragraph (Sentence Level Anomalies)...
April 24, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433868/effects-of-attentional-focus-on-walking-stability-in-elderly
#18
Jonathan L A de Melker Worms, John F Stins, Erwin E H van Wegen, Sabine M P Verschueren, Peter J Beek, Ian D Loram
INTRODUCTION: Balance performance in the elderly is related to psychological factors such as attentional focus. We investigated the effects of internal vs. external focus of attention and fall history on walking stability in healthy older adults. METHOD: Walking stability of twenty-eight healthy older adults was assessed by applying random unilateral decelerations on a split-belt treadmill and analysing the resulting balance recovery movements. The internal focus instruction was: concentrate on the movement of your legs, whereas the external focus instruction was: concentrate on the movement of the treadmill...
April 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433748/the-repertoire-of-epithelial-morphogenesis-on-display-progressive-elaboration-of-drosophila-egg-structure
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REVIEW
Juan Carlos Duhart, Travis T Parsons, Laurel A Raftery
Epithelial structures are foundational for tissue organization in all metazoans. Sheets of epithelial cells form lateral adhesive junctions and acquire apico-basal polarity perpendicular to the surface of the sheet. Genetic analyses in the insect model, Drosophila melanogaster, have greatly advanced our understanding of how epithelial organization is established, and how it is modulated during tissue morphogenesis. Major insights into collective cell migrations have come from analyses of morphogenetic movements within the adult follicular epithelium that cooperates with female germ cells to build a mature egg...
April 19, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433468/environmental-structure-and-energetic-consequences-in-groups-of-young-mice
#20
Delia S Shelton, Paul M Meyer, Karen M Ocasio
Microenvironments can have considerable physiological consequences for the inhabitants by influencing the movements of individual members. The microenvironment can permit more diverse aggregation patterns or restrict movements to certain dimensions. Here, we tested whether aspects of the microenvironment that influenced aggregation patterns also influenced the energetics of groups of young animals. We tested the effects of enclosure configuration on the group temperature and respiration of infant mice (Mus musculus)...
April 19, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
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