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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630468/neurofeedback-learning-modifies-the-incidence-rate-of-alpha-spindles-but-not-their-duration-and-amplitude
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Alexei Ossadtchi, Tatiana Shamaeva, Elizaveta Okorokova, Victoria Moiseeva, Mikhail A Lebedev
Although the first experiments on alpha-neurofeedback date back nearly six decades ago, when Joseph Kamiya reported successful operant conditioning of alpha-rhythm in humans, the effectiveness of this paradigm in various experimental and clinical settings is still a matter of debate. Here, we investigated the changes in EEG patterns during a continuously administered neurofeedback of P4 alpha activity. Two days of neurofeedback training were sufficient for a significant increase in the alpha power to occur...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630252/alpha-band-brain-oscillations-shape-the-processing-of-perceptible-as-well-as-imperceptible-somatosensory-stimuli-during-selective-attention
#2
Norman Forschack, Till Nierhaus, Matthias M Müller, Arno Villringer
Attention filters and weights sensory information according to behavioral demands. Stimulus-related neural responses are increased for the attended stimulus. Does alpha-band activity mediate this effect and is it restricted to conscious sensory events (suprathreshold), or does it also extend to unconscious stimuli (subthreshold)? To address these questions, we recorded EEG in healthy male and female volunteers undergoing subthreshold and suprathreshold somatosensory electrical stimulation to the left or right index finger...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621693/abnormalities-of-cortical-neural-synchronization-mechanisms-in-subjects-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-due-to-alzheimer-s-and-parkinson-s-diseases-an-eeg-study
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Claudio Babiloni, Claudio Del Percio, Roberta Lizio, Giuseppe Noce, Susanna Cordone, Susanna Lopez, Andrea Soricelli, Raffaele Ferri, Maria Teresa Pascarelli, Flavio Nobili, Dario Arnaldi, Francesco Famà, Dag Aarsland, Francesco Orzi, Carla Buttinelli, Franco Giubilei, Marco Onofrj, Fabrizio Stocchi, Paola Stirpe, Peter Fuhr, Ute Gschwandtner, Gerhard Ransmayr, Georg Caravias, Heinrich Garn, Fabiola Sorpresi, Michela Pievani, Fabrizia D'Antonio, Carlo De Lena, Bahar Güntekin, Lutfu Hanoğlu, Erol Başar, Görsev Yener, Derya Durusu Emek-Savaş, Antonio Ivano Triggiani, Raffaella Franciotti, Giovanni B Frisoni, Laura Bonanni, Maria Francesca De Pandis
The aim of this retrospective and exploratory study was that the cortical sources of resting state eyes-closed electroencephalographic (rsEEG) rhythms might reveal different abnormalities in cortical neural synchronization in groups of patients with mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease (ADMCI) and Parkinson's disease (PDMCI) as compared to healthy subjects. Clinical and rsEEG data of 75 ADMCI, 75 PDMCI, and 75 cognitively normal elderly (Nold) subjects were available in an international archive...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617383/-%C3%B0-linical-and-physiological-characteristics-and-therapy-asthenic-disorders-in-adolescents-girls
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E Yu Rodionova, L S Chutko, S Yu Surushkina, E A Yakovenko
AIM: To study clinical and psychophysiological characteristics of asthenic disorders in adolescent girls in the aspect of treatment efficacy of cortexin. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-five women, aged 14-17 years, who were diagnosed with neurasthenia (ICD-10 F.48.0), were examined. Conventional neurological examination, a 10-point Visual Analogue Scale, the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-20), the A.M. Vein questionnaire, the Spielberger-Khanin questionnaire and EEG were used...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611601/lack-of-responsiveness-during-the-onset-and-offset-of-sevoflurane-anesthesia-is-associated-with-decreased-awake-alpha-oscillation-power
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Kara J Pavone, Lijuan Su, Lei Gao, Ersne Eromo, Rafael Vazquez, James Rhee, Lauren E Hobbs, Reine Ibala, Gizem Demircioglu, Patrick L Purdon, Emery N Brown, Oluwaseun Akeju
Anesthetic drugs are typically administered to induce altered states of arousal that range from sedation to general anesthesia (GA). Systems neuroscience studies are currently being used to investigate the neural circuit mechanisms of anesthesia-induced altered arousal states. These studies suggest that by disrupting the oscillatory dynamics that are associated with arousal states, anesthesia-induced oscillations are a putative mechanism through which anesthetic drugs produce altered states of arousal. However, an empirical clinical observation is that even at relatively stable anesthetic doses, patients are sometimes intermittently responsive to verbal commands during states of light sedation...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598825/retinoic-acid-related-orphan-receptor-alpha-rora-variants-and-risk-of-breast-cancer
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Mohammad Taheri, Mir Davood Omrani, Rezvan Noroozi, Shaghayegh Sarrafzadeh, Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard, Arezou Sayad
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in females. Despite numerous studies in this field, the etiology and clinical behavior of breast tumors have not been understood yet. Retinoid orphan nuclear receptor alpha (RORA) is a member of the orphan nuclear factor family involved in the regulation of lipid and steroid metabolism, immune response and circadian rhythms. Recent evidences support its role as a tumor suppressor gene...
June 2, 2017: Breast Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592697/top-down-beta-enhances-bottom-up-gamma
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Craig G Richter, William H Thompson, Conrado A Bosman, Pascal Fries
Several recent studies have demonstrated that the bottom-up signaling of a visual stimulus is subserved by interareal gamma-band synchronization, whereas top-down influences are mediated by alpha-beta band synchronization. These processes may implement top-down control of stimulus processing if top-down and bottom-up mediating rhythms are coupled via cross-frequency interaction. To test this possibility, we investigated Granger-causal influences among awake male macaque primary visual area V1, higher visual area V4 and parietal control area 7a during attentional task performance...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585194/circadian-rhythms-in-diet-induced-obesity
#8
Atilla Engin
The biological clocks of the circadian timing system coordinate cellular and physiological processes and synchronizes these with daily cycles, feeding patterns also regulates circadian clocks. The clock genes and adipocytokines show circadian rhythmicity. Dysfunction of these genes are involved in the alteration of these adipokines during the development of obesity. Food availability promotes the stimuli associated with food intake which is a circadian oscillator outside of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559380/crossmodal-classification-of-mu-rhythm-activity-during-action-observation-and-execution-suggests-specificity-to-somatosensory-features-of-actions
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Michel-Pierre Coll, Clare Press, Hannah Hobson, Caroline Catmur, Geoffrey Bird
The alpha mu rhythm (8-13 Hz) has been considered to reflect mirror neuron activity because it is attenuated by both action observation and action execution. The putative link between mirror neuron system activity and the mu rhythm has been used to study the involvement of the mirror system in a wide range of socio-cognitive processes and clinical disorders. However, previous research has failed to convincingly demonstrate the specificity of the mu rhythm, meaning that it is unclear whether the mu rhythm reflects mirror neuron activity...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555100/the-impact-of-monaural-beat-stimulation-on-anxiety-and-cognition
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Leila Chaieb, Elke C Wilpert, Christian Hoppe, Nikolai Axmacher, Juergen Fell
Application of auditory beat stimulation has been speculated to provide a promising new tool with which to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and to enhance cognition. In spite of reportedly similar EEG effects of binaural and monaural beats, data on behavioral effects of monaural beats are still lacking. Therefore, we examined the impact of monaural beat stimulation on anxiety, mood and memory performance. We aimed to target states related to anxiety levels and general well-being, in addition to long-term and working memory processes, using monaural beats within the range of main cortical rhythms...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550254/precuneus-failures-in-subjects-of-the-psen1-e280a-family-at-risk-of-developing-alzheimer-s-disease-detected-using-quantitative-electroencephalography
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John Fredy Ochoa, Joan Francesc Alonso, Jon Edinson Duque, Carlos Andrés Tobón, Ana Baena, Francisco Lopera, Miguel Angel Mañanas, Alher Mauricio Hernández
BACKGROUND: Presenilin-1 (PSEN1) mutations are the most common cause of familial early onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). The PSEN1 E280A (E280A) mutation has an autosomal dominant inheritance and is involved in the production of amyloid-β. The largest family group of carriers with E280A mutation is found in Antioquia, Colombia. The study of mutation carriers provides a unique opportunity to identify brain changes in stages previous to AD. Electroencephalography (EEG) is a low cost and minimally invasiveness technique that enables the following of brain changes in AD...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546544/reproducing-infra-slow-oscillations-with-dopaminergic-modulation
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Toshihiro Kobayashi, Yutaka Shimada, Kantaro Fujiwara, Tohru Ikeguchi
In the human brain, billions of neurons construct a neural network via synaptic connections. Neuronal excitation and inhibition are transmitted to other neurons through synapses via neurotransmitters. Dopamine is one of these neurotransmitters that plays a number of important roles. There are a variety of rhythms in the brain, such as alpha rhythm, beta rhythm, and so on. Infra-slow oscillation, ISO, is one of the rhythms observed in the brain, and ranges below 0.1 Hz. One of the key roles of dopamine is the generation of ISO in neural networks...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529806/increased-alpha-rhythm-dynamic-range-promotes-recovery-from-visuospatial-neglect-a-neurofeedback-study
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Tomas Ros, Abele Michela, Anne Bellman, Philippe Vuadens, Arnaud Saj, Patrik Vuilleumier
Despite recent attempts to use electroencephalogram (EEG) neurofeedback (NFB) as a tool for rehabilitation of motor stroke, its potential for improving neurological impairments of attention-such as visuospatial neglect-remains underexplored. It is also unclear to what extent changes in cortical oscillations contribute to the pathophysiology of neglect, or its recovery. Utilizing EEG-NFB, we sought to causally manipulate alpha oscillations in 5 right-hemisphere stroke patients in order to explore their role in visuospatial neglect...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504321/hemodynamic-responses-and-plasma-phenylephrine-concentrations-associated-with-intranasal-phenylephrine-in-children
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Lisa K Christensen, Valerie E Armstead, David P Bilyeu, Kenneth E Johnson, Robert H Friesen
INTRODUCTION: Intranasal phenylephrine, an alpha-1 adrenergic agonist, causes vasoconstriction of the nasal mucosa and is used to reduce bleeding associated with nasotracheal intubation or endoscopic sinus surgery. The purpose of this study was to describe the hemodynamic effects associated with plasma phenylephrine concentrations following topical intranasal administration of 0.25% and 0.5% phenylephrine in children. METHODS: After Institutional Review Board and parental approval, 77 children between the ages of 2 and 12 years were studied in a prospective, double-blind manner and randomized into three groups...
July 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496406/neural-correlates-of-phrase-rhythm-an-eeg-study-of-bipartite-vs-rondo-sonata-form
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Arturo Martínez-Rodrigo, Alicia Fernández-Sotos, José Miguel Latorre, José Moncho-Bogani, Antonio Fernández-Caballero
This paper introduces the neural correlates of phrase rhythm. In short, phrase rhythm is the rhythmic aspect of phrase construction and the relationships between phrases. For the sake of establishing the neural correlates, a musical experiment has been designed to induce music-evoked stimuli related to phrase rhythm. Brain activity is monitored through electroencephalography (EEG) by using a brain-computer interface. The power spectral value of each EEG channel is estimated to obtain how power variance distributes as a function of frequency...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494139/corrigendum-to-hsueh-2016-neurofeedback-training-of-eeg-alpha-rhythm-enhances-episodic-and-working-memory
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June 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491030/the-encephalophone-a-novel-musical-biofeedback-device-using-conscious-control-of-electroencephalogram-eeg
#17
Thomas A Deuel, Juan Pampin, Jacob Sundstrom, Felix Darvas
A novel musical instrument and biofeedback device was created using electroencephalogram (EEG) posterior dominant rhythm (PDR) or mu rhythm to control a synthesized piano, which we call the Encephalophone. Alpha-frequency (8-12 Hz) signal power from PDR in the visual cortex or from mu rhythm in the motor cortex was used to create a power scale which was then converted into a musical scale, which could be manipulated by the individual in real time. Subjects could then generate different notes of the scale by activation (event-related synchronization) or de-activation (event-related desynchronization) of the PDR or mu rhythms in visual or motor cortex, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488270/rest-activity-rhythm-and-sleep-characteristics-associated-with-depression-symptom-severity-in-strained-dementia-caregivers
#18
Stephen F Smagula, Robert T Krafty, Briana J Taylor, Lynn M Martire, Richard Schulz, Martica H Hall
Depression is associated with disturbances to sleep and the 24-h sleep-wake pattern (known as the rest-activity rhythm: RAR). However, there remains a need to identify the specific sleep/RAR correlates of depression symptom severity in population subgroups, such as strained dementia caregivers, who are at elevated risk for major depressive disorder. We assessed the cross-sectional associations of sleep/RARs with non-sleep depression symptom severity among 57 (mean age: 74 years, standard deviation: 7.4) strained dementia caregivers who were currently without clinical depression...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476512/reactivity-of-alpha-rhythms-to-eyes-opening-the-berger-effect-during-menstrual-cycle-phases
#19
Olga M Bazanova, E D Nikolenko, Robert J Barry
The impact of the menstrual cycle on the alpha EEG reactivity to eyes opening (Berger effect) was studied in relation to hormonal and EMG indices. Repeated measurements of salivary progesterone and cortisol, forehead EMG, and EEG alpha-activity indices in 76 healthy women aged 18-27 were obtained in resting eyes closed (1min) and eyes open (30s) conditions. Ten recording sessions occurred, at 2-3day intervals, during 1-2 menstrual cycles. For example, if a participant had a menstrual cycle length of 30-32days, she could finish the investigation during 1cycle, but if she had a 24day cycle, she would finish the investigation over 1 1/2cycles...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472057/top-down-control-of-cortical-gamma-band-communication-via-pulvinar-induced-phase-shifts-in-the-alpha-rhythm
#20
Silvan Quax, Ole Jensen, Paul Tiesinga
Selective routing of information between cortical areas is required in order to combine different sources of information according to cognitive demand. Recent experiments have suggested that alpha band activity originating from the pulvinar coordinates this inter-areal cortical communication. Using a computer model we investigated whether top-down induced shifts in the relative alpha phase between two cortical areas could modulate cortical communication, quantified in terms of changes in gamma band coherence between them...
May 4, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
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