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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044823/the-many-characters-of-visual-alpha-oscillations
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Michael S Clayton, Nick Yeung, Roi Cohen Kadosh
A central feature of human brain activity is the alpha rhythm: a 7 - 13 Hz oscillation observed most notably over occipitoparietal brain regions during periods of eyes-closed rest. Alpha oscillations covary with changes in visual processing, and have been associated with a broad range of neurocognitive functions. In this article, we review these associations and suggest that alpha oscillations can be thought to exhibit at least five distinct 'characters': those of the inhibitor, perceiver, predictor, communicator, and stabiliser...
October 17, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043535/towards-multilevel-mental-stress-assessment-using-svm-with-ecoc-an-eeg-approach
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Fares Al-Shargie, Tong Boon Tang, Nasreen Badruddin, Masashi Kiguchi
Mental stress has been identified as one of the major contributing factors that leads to various diseases such as heart attack, depression, and stroke. To avoid this, stress quantification is important for clinical intervention and disease prevention. This study aims to investigate the feasibility of exploiting electroencephalography (EEG) signals to discriminate between different stress levels. We propose a new assessment protocol whereby the stress level is represented by the complexity of mental arithmetic (MA) task for example, at three levels of difficulty, and the stressors are time pressure and negative feedback...
October 18, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031639/oscillatory-neural-representations-in-the-sensory-thalamus-predict-neuropathic-pain-relief-by-deep-brain-stimulation
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Yongzhi Huang, Alexander L Green, Jonathan Hyam, James Fitzgerald, Tipu Z Aziz, Shouyan Wang
OBJECTIVE: Understanding the function of sensory thalamic neural activity is essential for developing and improving interventions for neuropathic pain. However, there is a lack of investigation of the relationship between sensory thalamic oscillations and pain relief in patients with neuropathic pain. This study aims to identify the oscillatory neural characteristics correlated with pain relief induced by deep brain stimulation (DBS), and develop a quantitative model to predict pain relief by integrating characteristic measures of the neural oscillations...
October 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985504/clock-acetylates-ass1-to-drive-circadian-rhythm-of-ureagenesis
#4
Ran Lin, Yan Mo, Haihong Zha, Zhipeng Qu, Pancheng Xie, Zheng-Jiang Zhu, Ying Xu, Yue Xiong, Kun-Liang Guan
In addition to responding to environmental entrainment with diurnal variation, metabolism is also tightly controlled by cell-autonomous circadian clock. Extensive studies have revealed key roles of transcription in circadian control. Post-transcriptional regulation for the rhythmic gating of metabolic enzymes remains elusive. Here, we show that arginine biosynthesis and subsequent ureagenesis are collectively regulated by CLOCK (circadian locomotor output cycles kaput) in circadian rhythms. Facilitated by BMAL1 (brain and muscle Arnt-like protein), CLOCK directly acetylates K165 and K176 of argininosuccinate synthase (ASS1) to inactivate ASS1, which catalyzes the rate-limiting step of arginine biosynthesis...
October 5, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970969/slower-eeg-alpha-generation-synchronization-and-flow-possible-biomarkers-of-cognitive-impairment-and-neuropathology-of-minor-stroke
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Jelena Petrovic, Vuk Milosevic, Miroslava Zivkovic, Dragan Stojanov, Olga Milojkovic, Aleksandar Kalauzi, Jasna Saponjic
BACKGROUND: We investigated EEG rhythms, particularly alpha activity, and their relationship to post-stroke neuropathology and cognitive functions in the subacute and chronic stages of minor strokes. METHODS: We included 10 patients with right middle cerebral artery (MCA) ischemic strokes and 11 healthy controls. All the assessments of stroke patients were done both in the subacute and chronic stages. Neurological impairment was measured using the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), whereas cognitive functions were assessed using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and MoCA memory index (MoCA-MIS)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954872/tactile-spatiotemporal-perception-is-dependent-on-preparatory-alpha-rhythms-in-the-parieto-occipital-lobe
#6
Jack Brooks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 27, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951736/classification-of-hand-grasp-kinetics-and-types-using-movement-related-cortical-potentials-and-eeg-rhythms
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Mads Jochumsen, Cecilie Rovsing, Helene Rovsing, Imran Khan Niazi, Kim Dremstrup, Ernest Nlandu Kamavuako
Detection of single-trial movement intentions from EEG is paramount for brain-computer interfacing in neurorehabilitation. These movement intentions contain task-related information and if this is decoded, the neurorehabilitation could potentially be optimized. The aim of this study was to classify single-trial movement intentions associated with two levels of force and speed and three different grasp types using EEG rhythms and components of the movement-related cortical potential (MRCP) as features. The feature importance was used to estimate encoding of discriminative information...
2017: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931569/individual-alpha-peak-frequency-predicts-10-hz-flicker-effects-on-selective-attention
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Rasa Gulbinaite, Tara van Viegen, Martijn Wieling, Michael X Cohen, Rufin VanRullen
Rhythmic visual stimulation ("flicker") is primarily used to "tag" processing of low-level visual and high-level cognitive phenomena. However, preliminary evidence suggests that flicker may also entrain endogenous brain oscillations, thereby modulating cognitive processes supported by those brain rhythms. Here we tested the interaction between 10 Hz flicker and endogenous alpha-band (∼10 Hz) oscillations during a selective visuospatial attention task. We recorded EEG from human participants (both genders) while they performed a modified Eriksen flanker task in which distractors and targets flickered within (10 Hz) or outside (7...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926474/parasympathetic-activation-enhanced-by-slow-respiration-modulates-early-auditory-sensory-gating
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Atsushi Aoyama, Yu Shimura, Takao Ohmuta, Yohei Nomoto, Masashi Kawasumi
Sensory gating is a preattentional mechanism to filter irrelevant information from the environment. It is typically reflected as a suppression of the event-related P50 component for successive sounds in the auditory modality. Although stress-induced sympathetic activation has been reported to disrupt P50 suppression, little is known about the modulatory effect of parasympathetic activation on early auditory sensory gating. We determined the parasympathetic effect on the magnetic P50 (P50m) suppression by controlling the respiratory rhythm and recording data simultaneously with magnetoencephalography and electrocardiography, using three successive click sounds as stimulus and ten normal individuals as study participants...
September 18, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926001/ketamine-differential-neurophysiological-dynamics-in-functional-networks-in-the-rat-brain
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A Ahnaou, H Huysmans, R Biermans, N V Manyakov, W H I M Drinkenburg
Recently, the N-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor (NMDAR) antagonist ketamine has emerged as a fast-onset mechanism to achieve antidepressant activity, whereas its psychomimetic, dissociative and amnestic effects have been well documented to pharmacologically model schizophrenia features in rodents. Sleep-wake architecture, neuronal oscillations and network connectivity are key mechanisms supporting brain plasticity and cognition, which are disrupted in mood disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. In rats, we investigated the dynamic effects of acute and chronic subcutaneous administration of ketamine (2...
September 19, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914659/relationship-between-alpha-rhythm-and-the-default-mode-network-an-eeg-fmri-study
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Anthony D Bowman, Joseph C Griffis, Kristina M Visscher, Allan C Dobbins, Timothy J Gawne, Mark W DiFrancesco, Jerzy P Szaflarski
PURPOSE: Reports of the relationship between the default mode network (DMN) and alpha power are conflicting. Our goal was to assess this relationship by analyzing concurrently obtained EEG/functional MRI data using hypothesis-independent methods. METHODS: We collected functional MRI and EEG data during eyes-closed rest in 20 participants aged 19 to 37 (10 females) and performed independent component analysis on the functional MRI data and a Hamming-windowed fast Fourier transform on the EEG data...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890693/modulation-of-somatosensory-alpha-rhythm-by-transcranial-alternating-current-stimulation-at-mu-frequency
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Christopher Gundlach, Matthias M Müller, Till Nierhaus, Arno Villringer, Bernhard Sehm
Introduction: Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) is emerging as an interventional tool to modulate different functions of the brain, potentially by interacting with intrinsic ongoing neuronal oscillations. Functionally different intrinsic alpha oscillations are found throughout the cortex. Yet it remains unclear whether tACS is capable of specifically modulating the somatosensory mu-rhythm in amplitude. Objectives: We used tACS to modulate mu-alpha oscillations in amplitude. When compared to sham stimulation we expected a modulation of mu-alpha oscillations but not visual alpha oscillations by tACS...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890315/subthalamic-neural-entropy-is-a-feature-of-freezing-of-gait-in-freely-moving-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Judy Syrkin-Nikolau, Mandy Miller Koop, Thomas Prieto, Chioma Anidi, Muhammad Furqan Afzal, Anca Velisar, Zack Blumenfeld, Talora Martin, Megan Trager, Helen Bronte-Stewart
The goal of this study was to investigate subthalamic (STN) neural features of Freezers and Non-Freezers with Parkinson's disease (PD), while freely walking without freezing of gait (FOG) and during periods of FOG, which were better elicited during a novel turning and barrier gait task than during forward walking. METHODS: Synchronous STN local field potentials (LFPs), shank angular velocities, and ground reaction forces were measured in fourteen PD subjects (eight Freezers) off medication, OFF deep brain stimulation (DBS), using an investigative, implanted, sensing neurostimulator (Activa® PC+S, Medtronic, Inc...
September 7, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851928/calorie-restriction-effects-on-circadian-rhythms-in-gene-expression-are-sex-dependent
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Artem A Astafev, Sonal A Patel, Roman V Kondratov
The rhythms in the expression of circadian clock genes are affected by calorie restriction (CR), a dietary paradigm known to increase lifespan. Many physiological effects of CR differ between males and females; here we investigated if the sex of animals affects the CR induced changes in the circadian rhythms. The liver expression of some circadian clock genes such as Bmal1 and three Periods (Per1, Per2 and Per3) and the effect of CR on the expression of these genes were sex independent, while the expression of Rev-Erb alpha, Ror gamma and both Cryptochome (Cry1 and Cry2) genes was different between males and females...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844168/effects-of-heart-rate-reduction-with-ivabradine-on-the-international-%C3%A4-ndex-of-erectile-function-iief-5-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Kadir Uğur Mert, Muhammet Dural, Gurbet Özge Mert, Kemal Iskenderov, Ata Özen
INTRODUCTION: The presence of concomitant erectile dysfunction (ED) with heart failure (HF) is not surprising, because endothelial dysfunction is pathophysiologic signature of both ED and HF. ED significantly and adversely affects quality of life in patients with HF. It was demonstrated that ivabradine treatment can improve endothelial function and ED in experimental models. In this study, we aimed to determine the effect of ivabradine treatment on ED in patients with HF via International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) questionaire...
August 26, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820903/prominent-facilitation-at-beta-and-gamma-frequency-range-revealed-with-physiological-calcium-concentration-in-adult-mouse-piriform-cortex-in-vitro
#16
Marie Gleizes, Simon P Perrier, Caroline Fonta, Lionel G Nowak
Neuronal activity is characterized by a diversity of oscillatory phenomena that are associated with multiple behavioral and cognitive processes, yet the functional consequences of these oscillations are not fully understood. Our aim was to determine whether and how these different oscillatory activities affect short-term synaptic plasticity (STP), using the olfactory system as a model. In response to odorant stimuli, the olfactory bulb displays a slow breathing rhythm as well as beta and gamma oscillations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811538/fine-structure-of-posterior-alpha-rhythm-in-human-eeg-frequency-components-their-cortical-sources-and-temporal-behavior
#17
Elham Barzegaran, Vladimir Y Vildavski, Maria G Knyazeva
Heterogeneity of the posterior alpha rhythm (AR) is a widely assumed but rarely tested phenomenon. We decomposed the posterior AR in the cortical source space with a 3-way PARAFAC technique, taking into account the spatial, frequency, and temporal aspects of mid-density EEG. We found a multicomponent AR structure in 90% of a group of 29 healthy adults. The typical resting-state structure consisted of a high-frequency occipito-parietal component of the AR (ARC1) and a low-frequency occipito-temporal component (ARC2), characterized by individual dynamics in time...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798683/enhanced-gamma-activity-and-cross-frequency-interaction-of-resting-state-electroencephalographic-oscillations-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Jing Wang, Yuxing Fang, Xiao Wang, Huichao Yang, Xin Yu, Huali Wang
Cognitive impairment, functional decline and behavioral symptoms that characterize Alzheimer's disease (AD) are associated with perturbations of the neuronal network. The typical electroencephalographic (EEG) features in AD patients are increased delta or theta rhythm and decreased alpha or beta rhythm activities. However, considering the role of cross-frequency couplings in cognition, the alternation of cross-frequency couplings in AD patients is still obscure. This study aims to explore the interaction dynamics between different EEG oscillations in AD patients...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798677/measurement-of-the-perception-of-control-during-continuous-movement-using-electroencephalography
#19
Wen Wen, Atsushi Yamashita, Hajime Asama
"Sense of control" refers to the subjective feeling of control over external events. Numerous neuropsychological studies have investigated the neural basis of the sense of control during action performance; however, most previous studies have focused on responses to a single discrete action outcome rather than real-time processing of action-outcome sequences. In the present study, we aimed to identify whether certain patterns of brain activation are associated with the perceived control during continuous movement...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782904/role-of-olfactory-reactions-nociception-and-immunoendocrine-shifts-in-addictive-disorders
#20
Elena Masterova, Tatiana Nevidimova, Dariya Savochkina, Valentina Nikitina, Olga Lobacheva, Tamara Vetlugina, Nikolay Bokhan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Addictive pathology is associated with nervous, immune, and endocrine shifts. Meanwhile, the nature of intersystemic relationship lying beneath addictive disorders remains unclear. The purpose of the study was to identify neuroimmunoendocrine markers of addictive disorders in male subjects defining the nature of their interaction. METHODS: The study enrolled 69 subjects aged 18-43 years: 59 males and 10 females divided into those with addictive disorders (n = 39) and conditionally healthy subjects (n = 30)...
August 7, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
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