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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716529/the-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-salivary-cortisol-and-alpha-amylase-are-associated-with-generalized-anxiety-disorder-gad-in-patients-with-asthma
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Chang-Jiang Yang, Di Liu, Zhen-Sheng Xu, Shen-Xun Shi, Yi-Jie Du
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is common in patients with asthma. High levels of GAD may lead both to exacerbation of the condition and poor management. However, the physiological mechanisms of GAD in asthma patient is unclear. This study investigated the associations between the diurnal rhythm of sputum cytokines, salivary cortisol, α-amylase and GAD in asthma patients. Patients with co-morbid GAD and asthma showed higher sputum IL-1 AUC, sputum IL-6 AUC and sAA AUC. And there were positive correlations between Hamilton anxiety scale (HAMA) scores and sputum IL-1 AUC concentrations (r=0...
July 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698376/frequency-specific-directed-interactions-in-the-human-brain-network-for-language
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Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen, Annika Hultén, Nietzsche Lam, André F Marquand, Julia Uddén, Peter Hagoort
The brain's remarkable capacity for language requires bidirectional interactions between functionally specialized brain regions. We used magnetoencephalography to investigate interregional interactions in the brain network for language while 102 participants were reading sentences. Using Granger causality analysis, we identified inferior frontal cortex and anterior temporal regions to receive widespread input and middle temporal regions to send widespread output. This fits well with the notion that these regions play a central role in language processing...
July 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694855/the-effects-of-sweet-bitter-salty-and-sour-stimuli-on-alpha-rhythm-a-meg-study
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Athanasia Kotini, Photios Anninos, Triandafillos Gemousakakis, Adam Adamopoulos
OBJECTIVE: the possible diff erences in processing gustatory stimuli in healthy subjects was investigated by magnetoencephalography (meg). MATHERIAL AND METHOD: meg recordings were evaluated for 10 healthy volunteers (3 men within the age range 20-46 years, 7 women within the age range 10-28 years), with four diff erent gustatory stimuli: sweet, bi" er, sour and salty. Fast fourier transform was performed on meg epochs recorded for the above conditions and the eff ect of each kind of stimuli on alpha rhythm was examined...
September 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692340/salivary-cortisol-and-alpha-amylase-is-there-consistency-between-psychosocial-stress-test-and-burdensome-work-shifts
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Kati Karhula, Mikko Härmä, Mikael Sallinen, Harri Lindholm, Ari Hirvonen, Marko Elovainio, Mika Kivimäki, Jussi Vahtera, Sampsa Puttonen
This study examined the consistency of salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase (sAA) total daily secretion between laboratory and field circumstances. The 95 participants were shift working female health care professionals with high (n = 53) or low (n = 42) psychosocial stress (job strain) measured by the Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ). The Trier Social Stress Test including a 5-minute free speech and a mental arithmetic task was conducted with four, and field measurements with three daily saliva samples of cortisol and sAA during circadian rhythm and inter-shift recovery controlled morning shift, night shift, and a day off...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688548/eeg-activity-as-an-objective-measure-of-cognitive-load-during-effortful-listening-a-study-on-pediatric-subjects-with-bilateral-asymmetric-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Pasquale Marsella, Alessandro Scorpecci, Giulia Cartocci, Sara Giannantonio, Anton Giulio Maglione, Isotta Venuti, Ambra Brizi, Fabio Babiloni
OBJECTIVES: Deaf subjects with hearing aids or cochlear implants generally find it challenging to understand speech in noisy environments where a great deal of listening effort and cognitive load are invested. In prelingually deaf children, such difficulties may have detrimental consequences on the learning process and, later in life, on academic performance. Despite the importance of such a topic, currently, there is no validated test for the assessment of cognitive load during audiological tasks...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674650/an-adaptive-singular-spectrum-analysis-method-for-extracting-brain-rhythms-of-electroencephalography
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Hai Hu, Shengxin Guo, Ran Liu, Peng Wang
Artifacts removal and rhythms extraction from electroencephalography (EEG) signals are important for portable and wearable EEG recording devices. Incorporating a novel grouping rule, we proposed an adaptive singular spectrum analysis (SSA) method for artifacts removal and rhythms extraction. Based on the EEG signal amplitude, the grouping rule determines adaptively the first one or two SSA reconstructed components as artifacts and removes them. The remaining reconstructed components are then grouped based on their peak frequencies in the Fourier transform to extract the desired rhythms...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659769/propofol-sevoflurane-and-ketamine-induce-a-reversible-increase-in-delta-gamma-and-theta-gamma-phase-amplitude-coupling-in-frontal-cortex-of-rat
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Dinesh Pal, Brian H Silverstein, Lana Sharba, Duan Li, Viviane S Hambrecht-Wiedbusch, Anthony G Hudetz, George A Mashour
Studies from human and non-human species have demonstrated a breakdown of functional corticocortical connectivity during general anesthesia induced by anesthetics with diverse molecular, neurophysiological, and pharmacological profiles. Recent studies have demonstrated that changes in long-range neural communication, and by corollary, functional connectivity, might be influenced by cross-frequency coupling (CFC) between the phase of slow oscillations and the amplitude of local fast oscillations. Phase-amplitude coupling (PAC) between slow oscillations and alpha rhythm during general anesthesia reveal distinct patterns depending on the anesthetic...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655938/significance-of-high-frequency-electrical-brain-activity
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Katsuhiro Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Akiyama, Takashi Agari, Tatsuya Sasaki, Takashi Shibata, Yoshiyuki Hanaoka, Mari Akiyama, Fumika Endoh, Makio Oka, Isao Date
 Electroencephalogram (EEG) data include broadband electrical brain activity ranging from infra-slow bands (< 0.1 Hz) to traditional frequency bands (e.g., the approx. 10 Hz alpha rhythm) to high-frequency bands of up to 500 Hz. High-frequency oscillations (HFOs) including ripple and fast ripple oscillations (80-200 Hz and>200 / 250 Hz, respectively) are particularly of note due to their very close relationship to epileptogenicity, with the possibility that they could function as a surrogate biomarker of epileptogenicity...
June 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654081/aging-affects-the-balance-of-neural-entrainment-and-top-down-neural-modulation-in-the-listening-brain
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Molly J Henry, Björn Herrmann, Dunja Kunke, Jonas Obleser
Healthy aging is accompanied by listening difficulties, including decreased speech comprehension, that stem from an ill-understood combination of sensory and cognitive changes. Here, we use electroencephalography to demonstrate that auditory neural oscillations of older adults entrain less firmly and less flexibly to speech-paced (∼3 Hz) rhythms than younger adults' during attentive listening. These neural entrainment effects are distinct in magnitude and origin from the neural response to sound per se...
June 27, 2017: Nature Communications
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
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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...
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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