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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431515/the-effectiveness-of-creating-an-online-life-story-book-on-persons-with-early-dementia-and-their-informal-caregivers-a-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Teuntje R Elfrink, Sytse U Zuidema, Miriam Kunz, Gerben J Westerhof
BACKGROUND: Dementia has a high burden for patients, informal caregivers and society. Given changes in care systems, more persons with dementia will live longer at home. However, living at home (with dementia) with a good quality of life is not easy to achieve. Dementia is often accompanied by neuropsychiatric symptoms like apathy, agitation, depression, and anxiety, which have a negative impact on quality of life. Whereas cognitive deterioration can hardly be influenced, it is possible to reduce neuropsychiatric symptoms...
April 21, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431294/exploring-the-experience-of-episodic-past-future-and-counterfactual-thinking-in-younger-and-older-adults-a-study-of-a-colombian-sample
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Felipe De Brigard, Diana Carolina Rodriguez, Patricia Montañés
Although extant evidence suggests that many neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying episodic past, future, and counterfactual thinking overlap, recent results have uncovered differences among these three processes. However, the extent to which there may be age-related differences in the phenomenological characteristics associated with episodic past, future and counterfactual thinking remains unclear. This study used adapted versions of the Memory Characteristics Questionnaire and the Autobiographical Interview in younger and older adults to investigate the subjective experience of episodic past, future and counterfactual thinking...
April 17, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427051/subjective-time-perceptions-and-aging-well-a-review-of-concepts-and-empirical-research-a-mini-review
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Martina Gabrian, Anne J Dutt, Hans-Werner Wahl
Human beings impose subjective, time-related interpretations on their existence, and the experience of time is a major aspect of lifespan development. In this mini-review, we understand subjective time as the way individuals subjectively perceive and evaluate the passing of their personal "objective" lifetime. A broad range of constructs and operationalizations has been developed in (gero-) psychology to capture subjective time, including future time perspective, personal goals, or autobiographical memories...
April 21, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425743/i-m-not-the-person-i-used-to-be-the-self-and-autobiographical-memories-of-immoral-actions
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Matthew L Stanley, Paul Henne, Vijeth Iyengar, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Felipe De Brigard
People maintain a positive identity in at least two ways: They evaluate themselves more favorably than other people, and they judge themselves to be better now than they were in the past. Both strategies rely on autobiographical memories. The authors investigate the role of autobiographical memories of lying and emotional harm in maintaining a positive identity. For memories of lying to or emotionally harming others, participants judge their own actions as less morally wrong and less negative than those in which other people lied to or emotionally harmed them...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425298/understanding-self-reported-difficulties-in-decision-making-by-people-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Lydia Vella, Howard A Ring, Mike Rf Aitken, Peter C Watson, Alexander Presland, Isabel Ch Clare
Autobiographical accounts and a limited research literature suggest that adults with autism spectrum disorders can experience difficulties with decision-making. We examined whether some of the difficulties they describe correspond to quantifiable differences in decision-making when compared to adults in the general population. The participants (38 intellectually able adults with autism spectrum disorders and 40 neurotypical adults) were assessed on three tasks of decision-making (Iowa Gambling Task, Cambridge Gamble Task and Information Sampling Task), which quantified, respectively, decision-making performance and relative attention to negative and positive outcomes, speed and flexibility, and information sampling...
April 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417692/autobiographical-remembering-regulates-emotions-a-functional-perspective
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Sezin Öner, Sami Gülgöz
Emotional deviation has been considered an essential factor in emotion regulation, in that, attempts to compensate for the deviation is reflected on cognitive processes. In the present study, we focused on autobiographical remembering and tested the functional role of memory on emotion regulation. We specifically examined the congruence effect in individuals' subsequent memory reports after recalling emotional events. Individuals were randomly assigned to three groups to report either sadness or anger evoking events or emotionally unspecified events that they experienced in the last five years...
April 18, 2017: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415908/the-association-of-personal-semantic-memory-to-identity-representations-insight-into-higher-order-networks-of-autobiographical-contents
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Matthew D Grilli
Identity representations are higher-order knowledge structures that organise autobiographical memories on the basis of personality and role-based themes of one's self-concept. In two experiments, the extent to which different types of personal semantic content are reflected in these higher-order networks of memories was investigated. Healthy, young adult participants generated identity representations that varied in remoteness of formation and verbally reflected on these themes in an open-ended narrative task...
April 17, 2017: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413909/sticking-to-the-romantic-script-an-examination-of-love-life-scripts-stories-and%C3%A2-self-reports-of-normality
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William L Dunlop, Grace E Hanley, Tara P McCoy, Nicole Harake
Life scripts represent cultural expectations regarding the events in the prototypical life whereas life stories represent narrative constructions of the events occurring in individuals' own lives. In Study 1, we generated an outline of the love life script and a list of the self-definitional events individuals tend to associate with their own love lives. Participants were prompted to produce and rate seven important events in the prototypical love life and several significant moments from their own love lives...
April 16, 2017: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407727/randomized-clinical-trial-of-real-time-fmri-amygdala-neurofeedback-for-major-depressive-disorder-effects-on-symptoms-and-autobiographical-memory-recall
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Kymberly D Young, Greg J Siegle, Vadim Zotev, Raquel Phillips, Masaya Misaki, Han Yuan, Wayne C Drevets, Jerzy Bodurka
OBJECTIVE: Patients with depression show blunted amygdala hemodynamic activity to positive stimuli, including autobiographical memories. The authors examined the therapeutic efficacy of real-time functional MRI neurofeedback (rtfMRI-nf) training aimed at increasing the amygdala's hemodynamic response to positive memories in patients with depression. METHOD: In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial, unmedicated adults with depression (N=36) were randomly assigned to receive two sessions of rtfMRI-nf either from the amygdala (N=19) or from a parietal control region not involved in emotional processing (N=17)...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404231/modulation-of-sensorimotor-circuits-during-retrieval-of-negative-autobiographical-memories-exploring-the-impact-of-personality-dimensions
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Ludovico Mineo, Carmen Concerto, Dhaval Patel, Tyrone Mayorga, Eileen Chusid, Carmenrita Infortuna, Eugenio Aguglia, Yasmin Sarraf, Fortunato Battaglia
Autobiographical Memory (AM) retrieval refers to recollection of experienced past events. Previous Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) studies have shown that presentation of emotional negative stimuli affects human motor cortex excitability resulting in larger motor evoked potentials (MEPs). Up to date no TMS studies have been carried out in order to investigate the effect of personal memories with negative emotional value on corticospinal excitability. In this study we hypothesized that negative AM retrieval will modulate corticomotor excitability and sensorimotor integration as determined by TMS neurophysiological parameters...
April 9, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395590/sharing-specific-we-autobiographical-memories-in-close-relationships-the-role-of-contact-frequency
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Denise R Beike, Holly E Cole, Carmen R Merrick
Sharing memories in conversations with close others is posited to be part of the social function of autobiographical memory. The present research focused on the sharing of a particular type of memory: Specific memories about one-time co-experienced events, which we termed Specific We memories. Two studies with 595 total participants examined the factors that lead to and/or are influenced by the sharing of Specific We memories. In Study 1, participants reported on their most recent conversation. Specific We memories were reportedly discussed most often in conversations with others who were close and with whom the participant had frequent communication...
April 10, 2017: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395530/being-just-normal-a-grounded-theory-of-prosthesis-use
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Philip Jefferies, Pamela Gallagher, Mark Philbin
PURPOSE: Whilst research tells us about the benefits and challenges of using prostheses, little attempt has been made to account for and provide explanations for the differing experiences of prosthesis users. In this study, a core concern shared by prosthesis users and an account of how this concern is managed are explored. METHOD: Data were collected and analysed according to Grounded Theory procedures, involving interviews with 24 participants, 17 weblogs, 17 autobiographical texts, and posts from 4 online forums...
April 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388277/gender-stereotype-consistent-memories-how-system-justification-motivation-distorts-the-recollection-of-information-related-to-the-self
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Virginie Bonnot, Silvia Krauth-Gruber
Research based on system justification theory has shown that women's self-perceptions may be altered by the motivation to justify the system and its inequalities. Self-perceptions being built on past experiences, the present study aimed to explore how system justification motivation induced through a system dependency manipulation may alter both women's recall of autobiographical memories, and their behavior. Women who were led to feel highly dependent on the social system perceived themselves as more competent and recalled memories of higher competence in the verbal domain compared with the negatively stereotyped scientific domain...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385550/currents-of-memory-recent-progress-translational-challenges-and-ethical-considerations-in-fornix-deep-brain-stimulation-trials-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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John Noel M Viaña, James C Vickers, Mark J Cook, Frederic Gilbert
The serendipitous discovery of triggered autobiographical memories and eventual memory improvement in an obese patient who received fornix deep brain stimulation in 2008 paved the way for several phase I and phase II clinical trials focused on the safety and efficacy of this potential intervention for people with Alzheimer's disease. In this article, we summarize clinical trials and case reports on fornix deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer's disease and review experiments on animal models evaluating the physiological or behavioral effects of this intervention...
March 11, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383993/pupil-dilation-patterns-spontaneously-synchronize-across-individuals-during-shared-attention
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Olivia Kang, Thalia Wheatley
Human social behavior relies on the coupling of minds. Here we show that patterns of pupil dilations reveal mental coupling between speakers and listeners. Speakers were videotaped and eye-tracked as they discussed positive and negative autobiographical memories. An independent group of listeners were then eye-tracked while they watched these videos. As pupillary dilations reflect the dynamics of conscious attention, we computed the morphological similarity of speaker-listener pupillary time-series data as a metric of shared attention...
April 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380271/the-mediating-role-of-integration-of-loss-in-the-relationship-between-dissociation-and-prolonged-grief-disorder
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Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Tuvia Peri, Itai Rotschild, Rivka Tuval-Mashiach
OBJECTIVE: Findings from the field of trauma have shown that there is a negative relationship between dissociation and integration of loss into the self-narrative. At the same time, an increasing amount of literature on grief has stressed the importance of an integrated self-narrative in the grieving process. Accordingly, the current study examined the possible mediating role played by the extent to which individuals have integrated their loss into their self-narrative in the relationship between dissociation and symptoms of prolonged grief disorder (PGD)...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376409/cognitive-training-to-improve-memory-in-individuals-undergoing-electroconvulsive-therapy-negative-findings
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Jimmy Choi, Yuanjia Wang, Tianshu Feng, Joan Prudic
Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) remains the most effective treatment for severe depression, some patients report persistent memory problems following ECT that impact their quality of life and their willingness to consent to further ECT. While cognitive training has been shown to improve memory performance in various conditions, this approach has never been applied to help patients regain their memory after ECT. In a double-blind study, we tested the efficacy of a new cognitive training program called Memory Training for ECT (Mem-ECT), specifically designed to target anterograde and retrograde memory that can be compromised following ECT...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375691/from-50-years-ago-the-birth-of-moden-liquid-state-science
#18
David Chandler
The story told in this autobiographical perspective begins 50 years ago, at the 1967 Gordon Research Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Liquids. It traces developments in liquid-state science from that time, including contributions from the author, and especially in the study of liquid water. It emphasizes the importance of fluctuations and the challenges of far-from-equilibrium phenomena. Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Physical Chemistry Volume 68 is April 20, 2017...
March 27, 2017: Annual Review of Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373851/exploring-musical-activities-and-their-relationship-to-emotional-well-being-in-elderly-people-across-europe-a-study-protocol
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Jennifer Grau-Sánchez, Meabh Foley, Renata Hlavová, Ilkka Muukkonen, Olatz Ojinaga-Alfageme, Andrijana Radukic, Melanie Spindler, Bodil Hundevad
Music is a powerful, pleasurable stimulus that can induce positive feelings and can therefore be used for emotional self-regulation. Musical activities such as listening to music, playing an instrument, singing or dancing are also an important source for social contact, promoting interaction and the sense of belonging with others. Recent evidence has suggested that after retirement, other functions of music, such as self-conceptual processing related to autobiographical memories, become more salient. However, few studies have addressed the meaningfulness of music in the elderly...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369215/focal-ca3-hippocampal-subfield-atrophy-following-lgi1-vgkc-complex-antibody-limbic-encephalitis
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Thomas D Miller, Trevor T-J Chong, Anne M Aimola Davies, Tammy W C Ng, Michael R Johnson, Sarosh R Irani, Angela Vincent, Masud Husain, Saiju Jacob, Paul Maddison, Christopher Kennard, Penny A Gowland, Clive R Rosenthal
Magnetic resonance imaging has linked chronic voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC) complex antibody-mediated limbic encephalitis with generalized hippocampal atrophy. However, autoantibodies bind to specific rodent hippocampal subfields. Here, human hippocampal subfield (subiculum, cornu ammonis 1-3, and dentate gyrus) targets of immunomodulation-treated LGI1 VGKC-complex antibody-mediated limbic encephalitis were investigated using in vivo ultra-high resolution (0.39 × 0.39 × 1.0 mm3) 7.0 T magnetic resonance imaging [n = 18 patients, 17 patients (94%) positive for LGI1 antibody and one patient negative for LGI1/CASPR2 but positive for VGKC-complex antibodies, mean age: 64...
March 28, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
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