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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430043/tuning-neural-phase-entrainment-to-speech
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Simone Falk, Cosima Lanzilotti, Daniele Schön
Musical rhythm positively impacts on subsequent speech processing. However, the neural mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are so far unclear. We investigated whether carryover effects from a preceding musical cue to a speech stimulus result from a continuation of neural phase entrainment to periodicities that are present in both music and speech. Participants listened and memorized French metrical sentences that contained (quasi-)periodic recurrences of accents and syllables. Speech stimuli were preceded by a rhythmically regular or an irregular musical cue...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420965/dopamine-a-modulator-of-circadian-rhythms-in-the-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Kirill S Korshunov, Laura J Blakemore, Paul Q Trombley
Circadian rhythms are daily rhythms that regulate many biological processes - from gene transcription to behavior - and a disruption of these rhythms can lead to a myriad of health risks. Circadian rhythms are entrained by light, and their 24-h oscillation is maintained by a core molecular feedback loop composed of canonical circadian ("clock") genes and proteins. Different modulators help to maintain the proper rhythmicity of these genes and proteins, and one emerging modulator is dopamine. Dopamine has been shown to have circadian-like activities in the retina, olfactory bulb, striatum, midbrain, and hypothalamus, where it regulates, and is regulated by, clock genes in some of these areas...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412321/egcg-ameliorates-diet-induced-metabolic-syndrome-associating-with-the-circadian-clock
#3
Yashi Mi, Guoyuan Qi, Rong Fan, Xiaohua Ji, Zhigang Liu, Xuebo Liu
In response to the daily light-dark (LD) cycle, organisms on Earth have evolved with the approximately 24-h endogenous oscillations to coordinate behavioral and physiological processes, including feeding, sleep, and metabolism homeostasis. Circadian desynchrony triggered by an energy-dense diet rich in fats and fructose is intimately connected with a series of metabolic disorders. Previous studies revealed that (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) could mitigate metabolic misalignment; however, only a few reports have focused on its potential effect on directly manipulating circadian rhythms to ameliorate metabolic syndrome...
April 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411273/low-frequency-cortical-oscillations-entrain-to-sub-threshold-rhythmic-auditory-stimuli
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Sanne Ten Oever, Charles E Schroeder, David Poeppel, Nienke van Atteveldt, Ashesh D Mehta, Pierre Mégevand, David M Groppe, Elana Zion-Golumbic
Many environmental stimuli contain temporal regularities, a feature which can help predict forthcoming input. Phase-locking (entrainment) of ongoing low-frequency neuronal oscillations to rhythmic stimuli is proposed as a potential mechanism for enhancing neuronal responses and perceptual sensitivity, by aligning high-excitability phases to events within a stimulus stream. Previous experiments show that rhythmic structure has a behavioral benefit even when the rhythm itself is below perceptual detection thresholds (Ten Oever et al...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396622/transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-reveals-intrinsic-perceptual-and-attentional-rhythms
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REVIEW
Laura Dugué, Rufin VanRullen
Oscillatory brain activity has functional relevance for perceptual and cognitive processes, as proven by numerous electrophysiology studies accumulating over the years. However, only within the past two decades have researchers been able to study the causal role of such oscillations using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) technology. Two complementary approaches exist. A majority of research employs rhythmic TMS (rTMS) to entrain oscillatory activity and investigate its effect on targeted brain functions...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394475/dynamical-entrainment-of-corticospinal-excitability-during-rhythmic-movement-observation-a-tms-study
#6
Manuel Varlet, Giacomo Novembre, Peter E Keller
Spontaneous modulations of corticospinal excitability during action observation have been interpreted as evidence for the activation of internal motor representations equivalent to the observed action. Alternatively or complementary to this perspective, growing evidence shows that motor activity during observation of rhythmic movements can be modulated by direct visuomotor couplings and dynamical entrainment. In-phase and anti-phase entrainment spontaneously occur, characterized by cyclic movements proceeding simultaneously in the same (in-phase) or opposite (anti-phase) direction...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382017/disrupted-ultradian-activity-rhythms-and-differential-expression-of-several-clock-genes-in-interleukin-6-deficient-mice
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Francisco J Monje, Ana Cicvaric, Juan Pablo Acevedo Aguilar, Immanuel Elbau, Orsolya Horvath, Weifei Diao, Micaela Glat, Daniela D Pollak
The characteristics of the cycles of activity and rest stand out among the most intensively investigated aspects of circadian rhythmicity in humans and experimental animals. Alterations in the circadian patterns of activity and rest are strongly linked to cognitive and emotional dysfunctions in severe mental illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and major depression (MDD). The proinflammatory cytokine interleukin 6 (IL-6) has been prominently associated with the pathogenesis of AD and MDD. However, the potential involvement of IL-6 in the modulation of the diurnal rhythms of activity and rest has not been investigated...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367365/daily-rhythms-of-behavioral-and-hormonal-patterns-in-male-dromedary-camels-housed-in-boxes
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Lydiane Aubè, Meriem Fatnassi, Davide Monaco, Touhami Khorchani, Giovanni Michele Lacalandra, Mohamed Hammadi, Barbara Padalino
BACKGROUND: Daily rhythmicity has been observed for a number of hormonal and behavioral variables in mammals. It can be entrained by several external factors, such as light-dark cycle and scheduled feeding. In dromedary camels, daily rhythmicity has been documented only for melatonin secretion and body temperature. In this study, the daily rhythmicity of behavioral repertoire, cortisol and testosterone levels was investigated in captive male camels. METHODS: Six clinically healthy male dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius) were used...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364174/primate-beta-oscillations-and-rhythmic-behaviors
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REVIEW
Hugo Merchant, Ramón Bartolo
The study of non-human primates in complex behaviors such as rhythm perception and entrainment is critical to understand the neurophysiological basis of human cognition. Next to reviewing the role of beta oscillations in human beat perception, here we discuss the role of primate putaminal oscillatory activity in the control of rhythmic movements that are guided by a sensory metronome or internally gated. The analysis of the local field potentials of the behaving macaques showed that gamma-oscillations reflect local computations associated with stimulus processing of the metronome, whereas beta-activity involves the entrainment of large putaminal circuits, probably in conjunction with other elements of cortico-basal ganglia-thalamo-cortical circuit, during internally driven rhythmic tapping...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360128/circadian-rhythms-and-sleep-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#10
Christine Dubowy, Amita Sehgal
The advantages of the model organism Drosophila melanogaster, including low genetic redundancy, functional simplicity, and the ability to conduct large-scale genetic screens, have been essential for understanding the molecular nature of circadian (∼24 hr) rhythms, and continue to be valuable in discovering novel regulators of circadian rhythms and sleep. In this review, we discuss the current understanding of these interrelated biological processes in Drosophila and the wider implications of this research...
April 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343866/selective-entrainment-of-theta-oscillations-in-the-dorsal-stream-causally-enhances-auditory-working-memory-performance
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Philippe Albouy, Aurélien Weiss, Sylvain Baillet, Robert J Zatorre
The implication of the dorsal stream in manipulating auditory information in working memory has been recently established. However, the oscillatory dynamics within this network and its causal relationship with behavior remain undefined. Using simultaneous MEG/EEG, we show that theta oscillations in the dorsal stream predict participants' manipulation abilities during memory retention in a task requiring the comparison of two patterns differing in temporal order. We investigated the causal relationship between brain oscillations and behavior by applying theta-rhythmic TMS combined with EEG over the MEG-identified target (left intraparietal sulcus) during the silent interval between the two stimuli...
April 5, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341920/rhythmic-modulation-of-entrained-auditory-oscillations-by-visual-inputs
#12
David M Simon, Mark T Wallace
Temporal structure is ubiquitous in sensory signals, and the brain has been shown to robustly represent information about temporal structure in the phase of low frequency neural oscillations. In a related construct, the integration of information across the different senses has been proposed to be at least partly due to the phase resetting of these low frequency oscillations. As a consequence, oscillations represent a potential contributor to the encoding of complex multisensory signals with informative temporal structures...
March 24, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337174/regulation-of-mammalian-physiology-by-interconnected-circadian-and-feeding-rhythms
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REVIEW
Florian Atger, Daniel Mauvoisin, Benjamin Weger, Cédric Gobet, Frédéric Gachon
Circadian clocks are endogenous timekeeping systems that adapt in an anticipatory fashion the physiology and behavior of most living organisms. In mammals, the master pacemaker resides in the suprachiasmatic nucleus and entrains peripheral clocks using a wide range of signals that differentially schedule physiology and gene expression in a tissue-specific manner. The peripheral clocks, such as those found in the liver, are particularly sensitive to rhythmic external cues like feeding behavior, which modulate the phase and amplitude of rhythmic gene expression...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324696/online-neural-monitoring-of-statistical-learning
#14
Laura J Batterink, Ken A Paller
The extraction of patterns in the environment plays a critical role in many types of human learning, from motor skills to language acquisition. This process is known as statistical learning. Here we propose that statistical learning has two dissociable components: (1) perceptual binding of individual stimulus units into integrated composites and (2) storing those integrated representations for later use. Statistical learning is typically assessed using post-learning tasks, such that the two components are conflated...
February 24, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323009/investigation-of-the-effects-of-transcranial-alternating-current-stimulation-tacs-on-self-paced-rhythmic-movements
#15
Manuel Varlet, Alanna Wade, Giacomo Novembre, Peter E Keller
Human rhythmic movements spontaneously entrain to external rhythmic stimuli. Such sensory-motor entrainment can attract movements to different tempi and enhance their efficiency, with potential clinical applications for motor rehabilitation. Here we investigate whether entrainment of self-paced rhythmic movements can be induced via transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), which uses alternating currents to entrain spontaneous brain oscillations at specific frequencies. Participants swung a handheld pendulum at their preferred tempo with the right hand while tACS was applied over their left or right primary motor cortex at frequencies equal to their preferred tempo (Experiment 1) or in the alpha (10Hz) and beta (20Hz) ranges (Experiment 2)...
March 18, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257037/the-role-of-the-melatoninergic-system-in-light-entrained-behavior-of-mice
#16
Martina Pfeffer, Horst-Werner Korf, Helmut Wicht
The role of endogenous melatonin for the control of the circadian system under entrained conditions and for the determination of the chronotype is still poorly understood. Mice with deletions in the melatoninergic system (melatonin deficiency or the lack of melatonin receptors, respectively) do not display any obvious defects in either their spontaneous (circadian) or entrained (diurnal) rhythmic behavior. However, there are effects that can be detected by analyzing the periodicity of the locomotor behaviors in some detail...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256510/local-entrainment-of-oscillatory-activity-induced-by-direct-brain-stimulation-in-humans
#17
Julià L Amengual, Marine Vernet, Claude Adam, Antoni Valero-Cabré
In a quest for direct evidence of oscillation entrainment, we analyzed intracerebral electroencephalographic recordings obtained during intracranial electrical stimulation in a cohort of three medication-resistant epilepsy patients tested pre-surgically. Spectral analyses of non-epileptogenic cerebral sites stimulated directly with high frequency electrical bursts yielded episodic local enhancements of frequency-specific rhythmic activity, phase-locked to each individual pulse. These outcomes reveal an entrainment of physiological oscillatory activity within a frequency band dictated by the rhythm of the stimulation source...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224266/design-process-and-tools-for-dynamic-neuromechanical-models-and-robot-controllers
#18
Nicholas S Szczecinski, Alexander J Hunt, Roger D Quinn
We present a serial design process with associated tools to select parameter values for a posture and locomotion controller for simulation of a robot. The controller is constructed from dynamic neuron and synapse models and simulated with the open-source neuromechanical simulator AnimatLab 2. Each joint has a central pattern generator (CPG), whose neurons possess persistent sodium channels. The CPG rhythmically inhibits motor neurons that control the servomotor's velocity. Sensory information coordinates the joints in the leg into a cohesive stepping motion...
February 2017: Biological Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208342/phase-reduction-theory-for-hybrid-nonlinear-oscillators
#19
Sho Shirasaka, Wataru Kurebayashi, Hiroya Nakao
Hybrid dynamical systems characterized by discrete switching of smooth dynamics have been used to model various rhythmic phenomena. However, the phase reduction theory, a fundamental framework for analyzing the synchronization of limit-cycle oscillations in rhythmic systems, has mostly been restricted to smooth dynamical systems. Here we develop a general phase reduction theory for weakly perturbed limit cycles in hybrid dynamical systems that facilitates analysis, control, and optimization of nonlinear oscillators whose smooth models are unavailable or intractable...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188912/characterization-of-neural-entrainment-to-speech-with-and-without-slow-spectral-energy-fluctuations-in-laminar-recordings-in-monkey-a1
#20
Benedikt Zoefel, Jordi Costa-Faidella, Peter Lakatos, Charles E Schroeder, Rufin VanRullen
Neural entrainment, the alignment between neural oscillations and rhythmic stimulation, is omnipresent in current theories of speech processing - nevertheless, the underlying neural mechanisms are still largely unknown. Here, we hypothesized that laminar recordings in non-human primates provide us with important insight into these mechanisms, in particular with respect to processing in cortical layers. We presented one monkey with human everyday speech sounds and recorded neural (as current-source density, CSD) oscillations in primary auditory cortex (A1)...
February 7, 2017: NeuroImage
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